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.