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Oregon GOSH Conference invites award nominations of those who go above and beyond to help keep workplaces safe and healthy

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July 25, 2022

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​​​Aaron Corvin, Public Information Officer
971-718-6973, aaron.corvin@dcbs.​
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Salem, OR — Much of the work to build and maintain safe and healthy workplaces happens behind the scenes, with unsung heroes dedicating themselves to eliminating hazards and helping send workers home safe to their families and friends at the end of each work day.

Now is the time to shine a spotlight on these unsung heroes as part of the largest workplace safety conference in the Pacific Northwest and one of the largest in the U.S. Nominations are being accepted for the 2023 Oregon Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health (GOSH) Conference Awards, which will honor organizations and individuals who make exceptional contributions to workplace safety and health.

The conference will be held March 6-9, 2023 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. The awards will be presented March 8, 2023, as part of the four-day GOSH event. Nominees will compete with like-sized organizations in the following categories:

  • Workplace safety program
  • Association
  • Safety committee or safety/health/wellness team
  • Innovation
  • Safety/health/wellness advocate
  • Labor representative (union or nonunion)
  • Safety and health professional
  • Rising safety star (new for 2023)
  • Business leader (new for 2023)

To nominate an unsung hero of workplace safety or health, visit the GOSH Awards nominations web page. Nominations are due Oct. 28, 2022. 

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 Professionals to sponsor the conference.

We encourage you to save the date for Oregon GOSH 2023, see and be seen by registering to exhibit, and to learn more by contacting the Oregon OSHA conference section at 503-947-7411 or emailing


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