The CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2008 exhibition to be held March 11- 15 in Las Vegas will focus on industry safety training and the need for a qualified industry workforce. Features of the safety presentation are:
• A special Safety Zone exhibit area featuring live demonstrations and information resources focused on jobsite safety;
• a Mixer Driver World Cup competition sponsored by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) to recognize the talent and skills of ready mixed concrete mixer drivers from around the world;
• Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) teen-oriented Construction Challenge with the goal of spurring interest in construction industry careers and spotlighting industry contributions to quality of life such as good roads and clean water.
In the show’s Safety Zone area exhibiting groups include U.S. federal government organizations such as the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) will also be on hand with its Click It campaign which demonstrates proper techniques for wearing full-body harnesses in boom type aerial work platforms.
The “zone” located west of the outdoors Blue Lot will be open during the run of the show.