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December 2012

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Southern Oregon Conference honors 'Lifesaving' acts

Attracting more than 300 attendees, the Southern Oregon Safety and Health Conference was held on Oct. 17-18, 2012, in Medford.

State Sen. Alan Bates and the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) – Southern Chapter, the conference sponsor, honored three groups with Lifesaving awards:

  • Corinna Morrison, a hostess at the Outback Steakhouse, saved a high school wrestler's life by using the Heimlich maneuver to dislodge a piece of steak caught in his throat. ASSE awarded Morrison a $500 scholarship to pursue future studies in emergency medicine.
  • Three employees of the Eagle Point High School were recognized for using an automated external defibrillator (AED) to restore the heartbeat of a 16-year-old student who collapsed in the gym. ASSE provided the school with a second AED for quicker access.
  • Roger Adams and Bruce Fauble saved the life of a fellow golfer by administering CPR while at the Eagle Point Golf Course. The victim was sent by ambulance to a local hospital, where he had triple bypass surgery. ASSE also provided Eagle Point Golf Course with its first AED.

Conference keynote speaker Fred Drennan presented an interactive session on developing leadership, building on his research that supervisors play a critical role in preventing an accident-free culture.

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