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Conference in Eugene offers learning and networking opportunities to improve workplace safety and health

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January 8, 2024

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​​​Aaron Corvin, Public Information Officer
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Salem, OR — A two-day event in Eugene will offer employers and workers a variety of opportunities to gain knowledge, engage in professional networking, and refresh their skills about everything from hazard identification and safety committees to young worker safety and mental health in the workplace.

Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (Oregon OSHA) – a division of the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services – joins the Cascade Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals in encouraging employers and workers to attend the 20th biennial Cascade Occupational Safety and Health Conference, to be held March 4-5 at the Graduate Hotel, 66 E. Sixth Ave.

On Monday, March 4, the conference will feature a keynote address by Robin Rose, a speaker, trainer, coach, and consultant. Rose, who has a master's degree in counseling psychology, oversees Robin Rose Training & Consulting Inc. in Salem. She uses neuroscience to help people understand what their brains need to maintain accurate discernment during both routine work and emergencies.

Her keynote address, “Safety on the Brain," will show why stress, distractions, and a lack of sleep change judgment and accuracy. Attendees will learn the practices that improve their “safety brain" function and those that get in the way.

Additionally, Rose will conduct a breakout session focusing on change management strategies. Her session will show attendees why constant and varied change can make people feel defensive and how to address the challenges of change in ways that promote well-being and progress.

The Cascade Occupational Safety and Health Conference also features a special networking event at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 4, at the Graduate Hotel. The event invites attendees to meet safety and health professionals in the region and to learn about the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) and Women in Safety Excellence (WISE). Light refreshments will be served. Those interested may RSVP to Leigh Manning,, by Feb. 29. Attendees will receive an email confirming the meeting room before the event.

The conference, which includes lunch, awards, and exhibits, offers many workplace safety and health topics. They include:

  • Hazard Identification
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • I'm on the Safety Committee, Now What?
  • Exoskeletons in the Workplace: How Are They Working Out?
  • Mental Health in the Workplace
  • Safety Voices: Promoting Young/New Worker Engagement in Safety and Health
  • Climate Crisis and its Effects on Worker Health and Safety
  • Preventing Serious Injuries and Fatalities in the Workplace
  • Communicating Effectively to Engage the Growing Hispanic Workforce
  • Confined Space: Elements of an Effective Program

Registration for the two-day event is $275. Monday-only attendance is $145. Tuesday-only attendance is $145. Register now: For more information about Oregon OSHA safety and health conferences, go online, send an email to, or call 503-947-7411


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