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Event in Eugene puts spotlight on workplace safety, health

For immediate release
Feb. 6, 2020
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Aaron Corvin, Public Information Officer
971-718-6973, aaron.corvin@oregon.gov​​

Keynote presentation to focus on the value of communication, listening skills

Salem, OR — One of the obstacles to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace is complacency. A two-day conference in Eugene will help you knock down that obstacle, offering a variety of opportunities to renew your commitment to on-the-job safety, and to forge new relationships with workplace safety and health advocates.

The Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) is one of several partners presenting the 19th biennial Cascade Occupational Safety and Health Conference, to be held March 2-3 at the Graduate Eugene Hotel, 66 E. 6th Ave. The conference will address everything from assessing risk and identifying hazards to managing change and resolving conflicts.

On Monday, March 2, keynote speaker Allison Clarke, of Allison Clarke Consulting, will present “7 Seconds That Change Your Life: Communication and Listening Skills.” Clarke is an expert in leadership and influence. She has more than 20 years of experience in corporate training.

During her presentation, Clarke will show people how to increase their confidence when they communicate; become more aware of how their body language, tone of voice, and words connect with others; and how to listen in a way that builds trust. 

Building such skills helps create safer and more productive workplaces, Clarke said. “We will focus on how to maximize the human side for accelerated business results,” she said. “This reduces stress, increases productivity, and affects the bottom line.”

  • Other conference topics include:
  • Safety committee basics
  • New safety program tips
  • Walking working surfaces and fall protection
  • Human resources: legal updates
  • Wellness and Total Worker Health
  • Respiratory protection 
  • Navigating Oregon OSHA regulations and resources
  • Workplace leadership 

The conference is a joint effort of the Cascade Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) and Oregon OSHA, in cooperation with the Lane County Human Resource Association. 

The registration fee for both days is $250, or $125 for single-day attendance. For more information or to register, go to the website for the 2020 Cascade Occupational Safety & Health Conference.


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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 oregon.gov/DCBS/.

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