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UCO to Host Oklahoma Premiere of 'A Day's Work' Documentary

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Nov. 8, 2017

Media Contact: Lorene Roberson, Communications Coordinator, University of Central Oklahoma, College of Education and Professional Studies, 405-974-5408,

UCO to Host Oklahoma Premiere of ‘A Day’s Work’ Documentary

The University of Central Oklahoma will host the Oklahoma premiere of “A Day’s Work,” an award-winning documentary about the epidemic of injury and death on the job in the temporary staffing industry, at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in Constitution Hall, located in Nigh University Center on Central’s campus.

The film tells the story of Lawrence Daquan Davis, a 21-year-old temp worker in Jacksonville, Florida, who was killed in 2012, just 90 minutes into his first day on the job, after a 15-minute training session. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) later determined there were a slew of safety violations at the plant.

Dave DeSario, the documentary’s executive producer, will attend the screening.

“UCO is taking the lead in the region in bringing together representatives of the safety industry, workers and government, to address emerging issues that affect the lives of Oklahoma workers,” DeSario said.

A panel discussion will follow and includes David Bates, OSHA’s area director in Oklahoma City; James Buck, deputy commissioner for the Oklahoma Office of the Department of Labor; DeSario; Dave Koeneke, executive director for the Oklahoma Safety Council; Jerrod Moser, director of health and safety at the Oklahoma Gas and Electric Corporation; and Paul Turner, director of health, safety and environment for KimRay Inc.

The film is sponsored by the UCO Student Section of the American Society of Safety Engineers and the UCO Association of Nontraditional Students in Higher Education and is free and open to the public. Paid parking is available near the Nigh University Center. For more information, contact Robin Lacy, Ph.D., at or 405-974-5860.

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