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Safety Connect 2017 to show new safety technology

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Safety Connect 2017 to show new safety technology

PASCO, Wash. -- This year, Mission Support Alliance expanded the usual Safety Expo into something new – enter Safety Connect 2017.

The entire purpose of the event is to show people of all ages how technology is changing and how they can be a part of it. Over 2,000 people are already scheduled to attend including over 1,200 students.

There are five main elements to the event. The first is the original “safety expo” element from years past.

The second is STEM, designated for safety education and how it applies to the Hanford Site.

Third is the Science of Safety, which highlights robotics and technology that is non-hands on and used to protect the workforce. Fourth is the Body and Mind Health element, which protects the workers in more ways than just physical and emotional.

Finally, the fifth and final element is First Responders, who respond to all of the emergency and medical needs of people.

“That’s an opportunity for us to show them why it’s fun to work here,” Vice President of Mission Support Alliance Steve Young explained.

Attendees can also expect to connect with colleges in the state of Washington and local companies focused on these areas of expertise.

Safety Connect 2017 kicks off April 18th and runs through the 19th. Doors are open both days from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and admission is free.

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