2014

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For immediate release
January 15, 2014

Contact information
Aaron Corvin, Public information officer
503-947-7428, aaron.corvin@​oregon.gov

Safety evolution focus of event 

Salem - Employees, supervisors, and business owners are invited to a two-day conference in Eugene to highlight innovative workplace safety and health information and best practices on April 2-3, 2014. 

The Department of Consumer and Business Services, Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) is one of several partners presenting the Cascade Occupational Safety and Health Conference at Eugene's Valley River Inn, located at 1000 Valley River Way. The event, focused around the theme "Safety evolves - learn, adapt, change," will showcase safety training. 

On April 2, keynote speaker Corrie Pitzer will present, "Drifting into Disaster?Why 'Safe' Organizations Fail," a discussion that will benefit businesses of all levels, including those who have achieved safety excellence. 

"The closer organizations get to the elusive goal of zero accidents, the closer they get to catastrophic events that are completely unpredictable ... until they happen," Pitzer said. "I will share some of the tell-tale signs of this 'drift' into disaster."

Conference attendees can also take advantage of a networking session and workshops focused on topics that include:

  • Safety leadership 
  • Accident investigation 
  • Safety committee improvement 
  • Workplace wellness 
  • Fleet safety management 

The registration fee for both days is $165, or $95 for single-day attendance. For more information or to register, go to www.orosha.org/conferences.

 

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About Oregon OSHA:

Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, enforces the state's workplace safety and health rules and works to improve workplace safety and health for all Oregon workers. For more information, go to www.orosha.org.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, go to www.dcbs.oregon.gov or follow www.twitter.com/OregonDCBS.