March 4-7, 2019 — information to come! See below for what GOSH 2017 had to offer participants:

March 6-9, 2017
Oregon Convention Center – Portland, Oregon

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Monday offers half-day workshops to allow for travel from around the state and for
Portland metro attendees to start their week at work. We all know what Mondays are like!

The Exhibit Hall is open longer on Tuesday and Wednesday and hours have been added to Thursday morning.

Monday, March 6, 2017 — Cost to attend $75
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  • 1-4 p.m. – Pre-conference workshops

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 — Cost to attend $125
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  • 8 a.m.-5 p.m. – Exhibit Hall open
  • 8:30-9:45 a.m. – Opening and Keynote
  • 9:45-10:30 a.m. – Break
  • 10:30 a.m.-noon – Breakout sessions
  • Noon-1:30 p.m. – Lunch (provided)
  • 1:30-3 p.m. – Breakout sessions
  • 3-3:30 p.m. – Break
  • 3:30-5 p.m. – Breakout sessions

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 — Cost to attend $125
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  • 8 a.m.-5 p.m. – Exhibit Hall open
  • 8 a.m.-3 p.m. – Columbia Forklift Challenge
  • 8:30-10 a.m. – Breakout sessions
  • 10-10:30 a.m. – Break
  • 10:30 a.m.- noon – Breakout sessions
  • Noon-1:30 p.m. – Awards ceremony and luncheon ($15 per ticket)
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. – Exhibit Hall (designated time)
  • 2:30-5 p.m. – Breakout sessions

Thursday, March 9, 2017 — Cost to attend $125
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  • 8-10:30 a.m. – Exhibit Hall open
  • 8-9:30 a.m. – Breakout sessions
  • 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. – Full-day workshops
  • 9:30-10:30 a.m. – Exhibit Hall (designated time)
  • 10:30 a.m.-noon – Breakout sessions
  • Noon-1 p.m. – Lunch (provided)
  • 1-4 p.m. – Breakout sessions

Print versions with session descriptions

Interest Track

March 7: Pre-conference workshop descriptions
March 8: Session descriptions
March 9: Session descriptions
March 10: Post-conference workshop descriptions

Registration information is on the registration page.

Monday, March 7, 2011

9 a.m.-noon 701: Risk and Crisis Communication – Tools and Techniques
702: Fleet Safety for Construction
703: OSHA 10 hour – Construction (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)- Continued on Thursday
704: Drugs, Alcohol, and Medication in the Workplace
705: Back to Basics – Effective Hazard Recognition and Control (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)
706: OSHA 10 hour – General Industry (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)- Continued on Thursday
707: Analysis, Implementation, and Evaluation: Building an Effective Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Program
708: Making the Connection: Communication Skills for Safety Committee Success
709: Key Components of a Workplace Violence Prevention Program in Healthcare
710: An Overview of Safe Confined Space Entry (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m)
711: Preventing Maritime Accidents, Protecting the Nation’s Waterways and Educating the Public
712: A Practical Overview of Industrial Hygiene for Non-Industrial Hygienists (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)
713: HAZWOPER Refresher (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)

1-4:30 p.m. 703: OSHA 10 hour – Construction (Continued from 9 a.m.)- Continued on Thursday
706: OSHA 10 hour – General Industry(Continued from 9 a.m.)- Continued on Thursday
710: An Overview of Safe Confined Space Entry (continued from 9 a.m.)
712: A Practical Overview of Industrial Hygiene for Non-Industrial Hygienists (continued from 9 a.m.)
713: HAZWOPER Refresher (continued from 9 a.m.)
751: Interpersonal Communication: Your Best Under Pressure
752: The ANSI/ASSE Z359 Fall Protection Code Grows: How Will New Standards Impact You?
753: Material Handling 101
754: Managing Behavioral Problems in the Workplace: The Challenge of Substance Abusers
755: Accident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis
756: Industrial Emergency Medical Response
757: Assessing and Improving Your Injury Prevention Culture

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

8:30-10:15 a.m.

800: Opening and Keynote: Water the Bamboo: Unleash Your Potential

10:30 a.m.-noon 801: Focus Four Hazards – Falls, Electrocutions, Struck-bys and Caught-ins
802: Managing the Workers’ Compensation Claim from the Employer Perspective
803: Safety Committees and Safety Meetings
804: Winter Driving: When Good Weather Turns Bad
805: Managing Multi-Employer Worksites: What Form Do I Complete Now and Why?
807: General Overview of Chemistry for Safety and Health Professionals
808: Trauma Nurses Talk Tough About Saving Your Life
809: Risk Assessment and Its Role in Sustaining Safety and Health
810: Implementing a Sustainable, Safe Patient/Resident Handling Program: The Oregon Facility of Choice Program
811: New Lead-Based Paint Regulations for Renovation, Repair and Painting Activities
812: Hazard Communication
813: Employment Law Update
814: Start a Wellness Program NOW Within Your Existing Safety Program
815: Systemic Incident Analysis: The Four Phase Process
816: Is Your Stretch & Flex Program Cutting Edge?
817: Risk Management…Ignorance Is Not Bliss
818: Our Daily Chaos in K-12 Schools

1:30-3 p.m. 851: Managing Your Fleet
852: Faster, Smarter, Stronger, Resilient: Nutrition for a Productive Workforce
853: Construction Foremen: Rights, Responsibilities, and Potential Liabilities for Those Working on the Front Lines
854: Aerial Work Platform Safety and Accident Prevention
855: Foreseeable Risk – Foreseeable Preventions: Innovative and Necessary Training Solutions
856: Safety Pre-Qualification in the Construction Industry
857: Earthquake Preparedness
858: Environmental Law Update: The Recent Changes You Need to Know
859: Advanced Accident Investigation
860: Confined Space Safety Overview
861: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Shortcuts, Snap Decisions and Complacency
862: What to Expect from an Oregon OSHA Inspection
863: Hazard Communication: Successes, Challenges, and the Future
864: IAQ: It’s Not Rocket Science (1:30-5 p.m.)
865: NFPA 70E – Concepts and Application (1:30-5 p.m.)
866: Ergonomic Processes that Get Results – Benchmarking from Industry Leaders
867: Navigating Injury Medical Management
868: Wind Turbine Fatality Case Study

3:30-5 p.m. 864: IAQ: It’s Not Rocket Science (continued from 1:30 p.m.)
865: NFPA 70E – Concepts and Application (continued from 1:30 p.m.)
869: An Ounce of Prevention: A Common Sense Approach to Protecting Our Schools from a Law Enforcement Perspective
870: Safety Committee Problem Solving
871: Using Hazard Assessments to Easily Create JSA’s
872: Watching You! Tips and Tricks for Presenters
873: Reducing Your Environmental Impact During Construction
874: Confined Space Case Studies
875: Changes in the Crane Industry
876: Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
877: Workers’ Compensation Live!
878: Medical Monitoring Strategies for Protecting an Employer’s Most Valuable Asset: Their Personnel
879: Engaging Crews Through Task Planning
880: Ethics and the Safety Professional
881: Using Industrial Equipment to Improve Ergonomics, Reduce MMH, and Ensure Productivity
882: Share the Road: Not Just a Bumper Sticker
883: Promoting Health and Safety with Lone Workers
884: Labels, Warnings, and Instruction in Product Liability Prevention
885: Wind Farm Technology and Safety Procedures

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

8:30-10 a.m. 901: Oregon Excavation Law: Protecting Our Workers and the Underground Infrastructure
902: Dodging the Bugs: Infection Control at Work
903: Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls: Strategies for Identifying and Reducing Risks
904: Organizational Culture, Climate, and Safety: Understanding the Fundamentals
905: How to Identify and Manage Risks for the Safety Professional
906: Green and Protecting Workers: Optimizing Sustainability and Worker Safety and Health
907: Back Injury Prevention for Healthcare Workers
908: Electrical Hazards in Construction – Are You Exposed?
909: Taking Care of Business – Emergency Management Teams
910: Lockout/Tagout: Controlling Hazardous Energy
911: Communicating for Safety in the Multi-Cultural Workplace
912: Industrial Stormwater Permits Today and a Look at the Future
913: Oregon’s Crane Standard
914: Ladder Safety Training
915: The Physician’s Role in Returning Injured Workers to the Job
916: Sleep Apnea: Effects on Health, Performance, and Risks for Drowsy Driving
917: Aging Workforce
918: Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program
919: Schools + Fire Prevention Education = Safe Students and Staff

10:30 a.m.-noon 920: Machine Guarding – Amputations and OSHA’s Special Emphasis Program
921: Confined Space in Construction; Regulatory Requirements and Best Practices
922: Hazard Recognition and Control
923: A Healthy Work Culture: Transcending the Work-Family Divide
924: Excavations: In Memory of…
925: Presentations That Work!
926: Ergonomic Considerations in Bariatric Care
927: Share the Road
928: Safely Returning to Work After Back Pain: An Innovative Corrective Model
929: Optimizing the Supervisor Response to MSD Injuries
930: Chemicals in Schools: Why Some are Good, Why Some are Bad, and Why Unknowns are Ugly
931: Managing Construction Site Stormwater by Erosion Control
932: Regulatory Issues Update
933: Sleep, Sleep Deprivation, and Worker Fatigue
934: Silica – Construction Exposure Results and Methods for Preventing Exposure
935: The Business Case for Safety
936: Workers in a Participatory Approach to Ergonomics
937: Oregon Safety Summit
938: Construction and Maintenance of Alternative Energy Sources – Wind Turbine Sites

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Designated Exhibit time

2:30-5 p.m. 951: Incident Response Process and the Ladder of Assistance
952: Working Ergonomics Solutions into Construction Activities
953: Developing and Managing the Risk Management Corrective Action Plan Process
954: Preparing for the Unthinkable: When Serious Illness, Death or Tragedy Affects the Workplace
955: Driven to Distractions
956: Safety in Design: Practical Application Using BIM and Other Technologies
957: Integrating Lean and Ergonomics to Improve Safety and Productivity
958: Fall Protection for General Industry
959: Recordable or Reportable or Both?
960: Getting Employees Involved: The Key to High Performance
961: Welding Safety – and Health Considerations
962: EHS Cost Modeling
963: Hearing Conservation – Program Best Practices and Determining Work-Relatedness
964: Streamline Your Meetings for Maximum Productivity
965: Developing Leaders for a Safe Construction Industry
966: Fire and Life Safety Awareness
967: The Social Plan: How Rapport Impacts Outcomes in an Emergency

Thursday, March 10, 2011

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 703: OSHA 10hr – Construction (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)- Continued from Monday
706: OSHA 10hr – General Industry (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)- Continued from Monday

9 a.m.-noon 1001: Running an Effective, Efficient Meeting, and Dealing with the People that Would Derail Your Efforts
1002: Enabling Cultural Change: Tools for Evaluating Culture and Tactics for Change – Part 1
1003: Safe Forklift Operations – A User’s Guide (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)
1004: Risk Management – Theory and Practice (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)
1005: Drugs in the Workplace: Current Trends and Concerns
1006: Industrial Hygiene in Construction
1007: Cost Justifying Ergonomics
1008: Removing Chemicals Containing VOC’s From the Workplace
1009: Anatomy of the Top Work Related Injuries as Seen in the Occ Med Clinic
1010: Workplace Violence Symposium (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)
1011: Proven Strategies for Improving Safety Committee Effectiveness (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)
1012: Respiratory Primer: Tools for Successful Program Management (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)

1-4:30 p.m. 1003: Safe Forklift Operations – A User’s Guide (Continued from 9 a.m.)
1004: Risk Management – Theory and Practice (Continued from 9 a.m.)
1010: Workplace Violece Symposius (Continued from 9 a.m.)
1011: Proven Strategies for Improving Safety Committee Effectiveness (Continued from 9 a.m.)
1012: Respirator Primer: Tools for Succesful Program Management (Continued from 9 a.m.)
1051: Four Generations, One Team – Success with a Multi-Generational Work Team
1052: Improving Safety Programs Through Hazard Assessment and Safety-Orientation Training
1053: Enabling Cultural Change: Tools for Evaluating Culture and Tactics for Change – Part 2
1054: Building Dynamic Safety Teams: The Engine That Drives a Super-Charged Safety Program
1055: Work Zone Safety
1056: Practical Office Ergonomics
1057: Alternative Energy Workshop
1058: Pain and Brain: Injury Management Best Practices