(Salem) – Redmond will host the annual Central Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Conference on Sept. 21-22, 2011, with the theme “Get a grip on your workplace safety and health.” The conference, which features a number of new safety topics for first responders, is being held at the Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond.
Oregon’s Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA), a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, encourages workers and employers to attend the event to help improve safety and health performance. Transforming the workplace can help organizations reduce injuries and accidents, and decrease workers’ compensation costs.
Some of the topics featured at this year’s conference include:
• Safe spray finishing
• Top elements of a good safety program
• Emergency preparedness
• Chemistry for the first responder
Keynote speaker Gordon Graham is an internationally recognized 33-year veteran (retired) of California law enforcement and a practicing attorney with a background and formal education as a risk manager. Graham will present three programs: “Why Things Go Right – Why Things Go Wrong,” “Concurrent Themes for Success/Seven Rules,” and “Occupational Safety – Tips for Success.”
“Attendees of this conference will be able to go back to their respective workplace and identify those problems ‘lying in wait’ and address them prior to tragedy,” Graham said. “My goal is help employers and workers achieve real risk management.”
Registration for the event is $125, with optional pre-conference workshops for $40. Special pricing for emergency service workers is $75 for either day. For more information about the conference or to register, call Oregon OSHA’s Conference Section, 503-378-3272 or 888-292-5247 (toll-free), then option one or visit the Conferences webpage at www.orosha.org/conferences.
The conference is a joint effort of the Central Oregon Safety and Health Association and Oregon OSHA.