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Adam Gerson, compliance assistance specialist with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Boise Area Office, talks about leading cultures of safety in the workplace Wednesday during Safety Fest at the North Idaho College Workforce Training Center.

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It's the Safety Fest
February 22, 2024 1:09 a.m.

It's the Safety Fest

Free training sessions continue in PF today, Friday

Safe workspaces are more than just hard hats, leather gloves and steel-toed boots. They also include effective communication, appropriate boundaries, trust and cultural awareness. Some factors to consider are gender, the organizational hierarchy and age. "Age could be a factor as some people refuse to take orders from folks that are young," said Adam Gerson, compliance assistance specialist with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Boise Area Office.