March 6-9, 2017- Oregon Convention Center – Portland, Oregon
The largest safety and health conference in the Northwest, Oregon GOSH offers educational opportunities that equal the best in the country. The event attracts nationally known speakers, offering 166 workshops and sessions and more than 140 booths showing the latest safety and health products and services. An awards ceremony and luncheon to acknowledge safety and health leaders in Oregon marks the conclusion of the conference. Past conference attendance has exceeded 2,500 people.
The conference is a joint effort of the American Society of Safety Engineers – Columbia-Willamette Chapter, Oregon OSHA, and labor and businesses in Oregon and southwest Washington.
Injury prevention is a common thread throughout every workplace, yet keeping employee safety and health knowledge current is a continual challenge for all employers.
GOSH is a valuable, affordable opportunity to learn the latest in occupational safety and health, network with others across a number of industries, and visit with exhibitors offering products and services to help with workplace injury prevention programs.
Marking its 35th biennial year, Oregon GOSH offers a national quality conference at a regional price and location.
- Held every other year in Portland, Ore. First conference was held in 1944.
- In 2017, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday breakout sessions are $125 per day. Topics range from basic to advanced.
- In 2017, Pre-conference workshops (half day) on Monday are $75 each.
- 140 exhibit booths with the latest products and services.
- More than 1,800 participants are expected.
The goal of the conference is to provide an educational forum where employers, safety and health professionals, safety committee members, line supervisors, manufacturers, and distributors can come to gain state of the art knowledge and skills leading to self-sufficiency in their occupational safety and health programs. Attendees come from all industries and class topics cover a broad range of timely safety and health issues.