Mark your calendar for the 33rd biennial Oregon Governor’s Occupational Safety and
Health (GOSH) Conference, to be held March 4-7, 2013, at the Oregon Convention
Center in Portland. The largest conference of its kind in the Northwest, themed
“Safety: It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint,” will feature more than 150 workshops and sessions.
“This event allows workers and managers to learn about safety from every angle – with
training in specific industries and key basics,” said Sharell Lien, coordinator of the GOSH
Conference. “It’s a great place to get tips for elevating your workplace safety culture and spend
time networking with others.”
Registration for the event is expected to open in winter of 2012, with exhibit space
assignments beginning in September 2012. Back by popular demand is a skills
demonstration in the Columbia Forklift Challenge. The Challenge is also offering a competition
for stand-up reach truck drivers.
General conference topics include:
- Safety committee training
- Improving workplace safety culture
- Fall protection, confined space, electrical safety
- Regulatory updates
Conference specialties such as manufacturing, utilities, health care, ergonomics, construction,
emergency preparedness and response, industrial hygiene, safety and health management, and
workplace wellness are some of the other session tracks.
The attendee registration fee for this conference $110 per day and registration begins in December 2012.