March 3-6, 2025

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 160 workshops and sessions and more than 125 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 Professionals - Columbia-Willamette Chapter, Oregon OSHA, and labor and businesses in Oregon and southwest Washington.

ASSP Oregon OSHA - Division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services

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.

GOSH History

Marking its 38th 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 2025, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday breakout sessions are $185 per day. Topics range from basic to advanced.
  • In 2025, Pre-conference workshops (half day) on Monday are $90 each.
  • 125 exhibit booths with the latest products and services.
  • More than 1,600 participants are expected.

After February 14, 2025, fees to attend GOSH increase:

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday breakout sessions are $210 per day.
  • In 2025, Pre-conference workshops (half day) on Monday are $100 each.
  • Onsite registration incurs an additional $50 service fee.

The Goal

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.