2016

For immediate release
Sept. 28, 2016

Contact information
Aaron Corvin, Public information officer
971-718-6973, aaron.corvin@oregon.gov

Awards will honor workplace safety, health excellence

Salem - Much of the work to ensure safe and healthy workplaces happens behind the scenes, with a variety of people and organizations working together to pinpoint and eliminate hazards.

Now is the time to bring that exemplary work to the forefront.

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Oregon GOSH Awards, which will honor organizations and individuals who make exceptional contributions to workplace safety and health. The awards will be presented March 8, 2017, as part of the Oregon Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health (GOSH) Conference, slated for March 6-9. The conference – the largest of its kind in the Northwest and one of the largest in the United States – will be held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.

Nominees will compete with like-sized organizations in the following categories:

  • Workplace safety program
  • Association
  • Safety committee
  • Safety and health advocate (individual or team)
  • Labor representative
  • Safety and health professional (industry specific)

Applications are available at www.oregongosh.com/awards and are due Oct. 23, 2016.

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA), a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, is partnering with the Columbia-Willamette Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers to sponsor the conference.

For information about the awards, contact the Oregon OSHA conference section at 503-947-7411 or email Oregon.GOSH@oregon.gov. For information about the conference, go to www.oregongosh.com​

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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 osha.oregon.gov.

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