Oregon/OSHA Hosting Safety Conference

Salem, OR – A two-day event in Pendleton will offer employers and workers everything from workshops and training opportunities to a forklift challenge and a keynote presentation on building a robust safety culture, all with the goal of boosting workplace safety and health.

Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, is one of several partners presenting the June 6-7 Blue Mountain Occupational Safety and Health Conference at the Pendleton Convention Center.

On Tuesday, June 7, keynote speaker Greg Anderson, a leading expert in providing behavior-based safety and leadership training for companies across the globe, will present “Safety 24/7.” His presentation will show how companies can reduce injury and illness rates by focusing on changing personal and organizational beliefs. Such changes can create significant and positive changes in behaviors.

Other conference topics include:

  • Safety and health hazards of welding
  • Controlling hazardous energy
  • Respiratory protection
  • Machine guarding: rules, standards, and manufacturers

The event also will include a Forklift Round-Up on June 6, and exhibits showcasing the latest in safety and health products and services. Conference registration is $70, which includes lunch. The cost to compete in the Forklift Round-Up is $50. For more information about the two-day event or to register, go towww.regonline.com/blue_mountain16, call Oregon OSHA’s Conference Section at 503-947-7411 or 888-292-5247 (toll-free), or send an email toOregon.conferences@oregon.gov.

The event is a joint effort of the Oregon SHARP Alliance (Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program), Oregon OSHA, and a coalition of employers and employees from northeast Oregon.