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Pendleton to host Blue Mountain event focused on helping organizations strengthen safety, health for workers

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April 20, 2022

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​​​Aaron Corvin, Public Information Officer
971-718-6973, aaron.corvin@dcbs.​
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Salem, OR — A two-day event in Pendleton will offer large and small employers across a range of industries numerous opportunities to bolster their on-the-job safety and health programs, including sessions about safety committees, hazard identification, safety leadership, ergonomics, and stress reduction. 

Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, is partnering with the Oregon SHARP Alliance, and employers and employees in northeast Oregon to present the June 6-7 Blue Mountain Occupational Safety and Health Conference at the Pendleton Convention Center.

On Tuesday, June 7, keynote speaker Bob Edwards, founder of The H.O.P. Coach – a company in Tennessee that provides training and services in human and organizational performance – will present “Success and Failure, They Aren’t That Different!”

A human and organizational performance practitioner, Edwards said he will discuss his approach to helping organizations “gain a deeper understanding of their operations and the complex nature of work.” He said he will also show how organizations, through collaboration and mutual respect, “are becoming more reliable and resilient.” 

Other conference safety and health topics include:

  • Sustained Employee Involvement: Keeping the Momentum Going
  • Oregon OSHA Regulatory Update
  • I’m on the Safety Committee, Now What?
  • Stressed Out? Total Worker Health Can Help!
  • Hazard Identification
  • Root Cause Analysis Workshop
  • Confined Space and Industrial Rescue: How Much and How?

Conference registration is $40 for Monday afternoon and $100 for all day Tuesday, which includes lunch. For more information about the two-day conference or to register, go to Blue Mountain Conference website, call Oregon OSHA’s Conference Section at 503-947-7411 or 888-292-5247 (toll-free) or email. Learn more about upcoming conferences.


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

The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, go to