Heading our Way: GOSH 2015

Every two years Portland hosts the Oregon Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Conference. We have found GOSH to be the best value-packed opportunity to support professional development; mentor and welcome newer faces to Oregon, our profession and our work; and, rekindle long-term professional relationships.

GOSH will be held March 9-12, 2015 at the Oregon Convention Center. The program is impressive, the exhibit hall is filling out, and registration is now open. What can you do at GOSH?

  • Attend the welcome by Oregon OSHA Administrator Michael Woods, followed by Jim D. Wiethorn’s keynote Forensics – It’s Elementary my Dear Watson.
  • Select from more than 160 sessions within 22 different interest tracks, including construction, healthcare, wellness, organizational development and culture, schools and many more.

    Exhibit Hall GOSH 2013

  • Join O[yes] to mentor high school students during the Student Day Program.
  • Enter or watch the Columbia Forklift Challenge.
  • Volunteer!
  • Sign up to be an exhibitor or GOSH sponsor,
  • Learn – meet new professional connections – take new ideas back to your organization. Oh, and have fun!

You will find Occupational Health Sciences and the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center in the exhibit hall, and with staff presenting technical sessions (#215 Behavior Change Tactics You Can Apply Today: Findings and tools from the COMPASS Total Worker Health Program for Home Care Workers: Ryan Olson, Sharon Thompson; #326 Effective Team-Based Approaches to Total Worker Health: Kerry Kuehl, Ryan Olson; #417 An Overview of the Safety and Health Improvement Program: Leslie Hammer; #419 Total Worker Health: Tips and Strategies for Safety and Health Professionals: Dede Montgomery; #459 Research and Resources on Traumatic Occupational Incidents: Illa Gilbert-Jones).

We hope to see you there!


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Dede supports the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and the Oregon Healthy WorkForce Center's research, engagement and education programs. She is a certified industrial hygienist.

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