Companies, individuals, associations honored on March 11

(Salem) Oregon’s Governor Ted Kulongoski will speak at the 2009 Oregon Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health (GOSH) Conference, underway March 9-12 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. The Governor will provide welcoming remarks at the GOSH Awards ceremony at noon, March 11, 2009.

The GOSH Awards honor extraordinary contributions to the field of workplace safety and health. The categories include outstanding employers, individuals and associations. A panel of industry professionals made up the judging panel.

Dave Anderson, co-host of “The Mark and Dave Show” on KEX Radio and “AM Northwest” on KATU-TV, will serve as the master of ceremonies for the awards presentation. Tickets for the luncheon are available for $15 by calling the Conference Section at 503-378-3272.

The GOSH Conference is the largest event of its kind in the Northwest and will feature more than 30 full-day workshops and 115 single-topic classes. It is designed to educate managers and workers about safety and health issues. 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.

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