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

ATTENDEE registration is open -- click here to register now! Download complete registration program Download registration form and instructions (if you prefer to register paper and pen) Download/view general conference information Download/view interest tracks Download/view breakout session schedule 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      [Click here to view Monday workshops]
  • 1-4 p.m. – Pre-conference workshops
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 -- Cost to attend $125       [Click here to view Tuesday workshops]
  • 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     [Click here to view Wednesday sessions]
  • 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     [Click here to view Thursday sessions]
  • 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? 806: SESSION CANCELLED 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