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Southern Oregon conference offers in-person, virtual opportunities to improve on-the-job health and safety

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Sept. 6, 2022

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​​​Aaron Corvin, Public Information Officer
971-718-6973, aaron.corvin@dcbs.​
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Come October, workplace health and safety professionals in Oregon will have opportunities to build up their skills and improve on-the-job health and safety through in-person and virtual conferences. Topics include everything from leadership development and accident prevention to effective safety committees and successful communication.

It is all part of the Oct. 18-20 Southern Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Conference, a joint effort of the American Society of Safety Professionals – Southern Oregon Chapter and Oregon OSHA.

The event's in-person conference – to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Ashland Hills Hotel and Suites and Convention Center in Ashland – focuses on professional development and networking. It includes presentations about cultivating ethical and moral leadership, and increasing safety by reducing sleep-related errors.

Meanwhile, the event's virtual conference – to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 19, and Thursday, Oct. 20 – will bring together a variety of health and safety leaders to cover a comprehensive set of topics. Those topics include safety training, excavation safety, health hazards in construction, psychological safety, ergonomics, and emerging safety technologies.

The three-day event will feature four professional development and keynote speakers:

  • Jeff Crapo, a retired U.S. Army colonel and co-founder of Ethos Academy
  • Dr. Nancy Knechel, CEO of eSleepWellness
  • Linda Tapp, president of SafetyFUNdamentals
  • Jake Mazulewicz, director of JMA Human Reliability Strategies, LLC

Registration for the in-person (Oct. 18) workshop is $100. Registration for the virtual event (Oct. 19-20) is $120. More information, conference options, and registration are all available online. Register now. For more information about upcoming workplace health and safety conferences visit Oregon OSHA online.


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

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