Safety and health newsletter for the Oregon construction industry

January 23, 2014


Cascade Occupational Safety and Health Conference coming to Eugene in April

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Employees, supervisors, and business owners are invited to a two-day conference April 2-3, 2014, in Eugene to highlight innovative workplace safety and health information and best practices.

Oregon OSHA is one of several partners presenting the Cascade Occupational Safety and Health Conference at Eugene's Valley River Inn, located at 1000 Valley River Way. The event, focused around the theme "Safety evolves – learn, adapt, change," will showcase safety training.

The conference's keynote speaker, Corrie Pitzer, will present, Drifting into Disaster…Why 'Safe' Organizations Fail.

"The closer organizations get to the elusive goal of zero accidents, the closer they get to catastrophic events that are completely unpredictable... until they happen," Pitzer said. "I will share some of the tell-tale signs of this 'drift into disaster.'"

Conference attendees can also take advantage of a networking session and workshops focused on topics that include:

The registration fee for both days is $165, or $95 for single-day attendance. For more information or to register, go to

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