Conference themed â€œSafety: Itâ€™s a Marathon, Not a Sprint.â€
(Salem) â€“ Mark your calendar for the Oregon Governorâ€™s Occupational Safety and Health (GOSH) Conference, to be held March 7-10, 2011 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. The largest conference of its kind in the Northwest, themed â€œSafety: Itâ€™s a Marathon, Not a Sprint,â€ will feature more than 140 workshops and sessions. It is designed to educate managers and workers about safety and health issues.
Registration for the event is expected to open in winter of 2010, with exhibit space assignments beginning in September 2010. New this year, the conference will feature a skills demonstration in the Columbia Forklift Challenge.
â€œThis event offers managers and employers a chance to hear about the latest safety issues in their field,â€ said Sharell Lien, coordinator of the GOSH Conference. â€œItâ€™s a great value and opportunity to network with other safety and health professionals.â€
General conference topics include:
- Safety Committees: Beyond the Basics
- Safety Training and Your Multicultural Workforce
- Motor Vehicle Safety
- Conducting an Accident Investigation
Conference specialties such as health care, ergonomics, construction, emergency preparedness and response, industrial hygiene and workplace wellness are some of the other session tracks.
The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA), a division of the Department of Consumer & Business Services, is partnering with the Columbia-Willamette Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers to sponsor the conference.
About Oregon OSHA:
Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, enforces the stateâ€™s workplace safety and health rules and works to improve workplace safety and health for all Oregon workers. For more information, go to www.orosha.org.
The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregonâ€™s largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, go to www.dcbs.oregon.gov.
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