I’ve said it before, but the Oregon Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Conference is one of my most favorite safety events to attend. This conference, the largest safety conference in the Pacific Northwest, is held every other spring in Portland at the Oregon Convention Center, this year March 6-9, 2017. Without a doubt – it is the place to be if you are interested in workplace safety and health.
The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences is pleased to participate as a Gold Sponsor, as well as together with the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center join more than 120 vendors in the exhibit hall. We encourage you to stop by our booth (#533 & #535) and share current happenings in your workplace, as well as learn about our newest resources and upcoming events. Additionally, a number of our staff will be sharing technical presentations related to Total Worker Health (session #702), Oregon FACE (# 954), Age in the Workplace (#752), Industrial Hygiene in Construction (#812) and Northwest Occupational Health Research (#836).
Here are a few highlights:
- The Conference Keynote: Thinking Differently About Safety (Dr. Todd Conklin).
- 25 topic tracks (150 or so sessions) including these newer tracks: 1) Total Worker Health and Well-being; 2) Craft Brewing and Winemaking; 3) Emerging Industry: Cannibis; 4) Environmental and Social Justice; and, 5) Emerging EHS Professional.
- The O[yes]-sponsored Student/Early Career Day on Tuesday, March 7.
- WISE (Women in Safety Engineering) Networking Event Tuesday, March 7, 5:15 pm (RSVP required).
- Columbia Forklift Challenge.
Now is the time to visit the Oregon GOSH website, check out the program, and register. We thank all of the volunteers who spend endless hours making this event into what it is, and all of the sponsors. It’s just a couple of weeks away! We look forward to seeing you there.