Safety and health newsletter for the Oregon construction industry


July 13, 2012

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Oregon GOSH Conference coming to Portland: March 2013

Here’s some news for all you “forward-thinking” types. The 2013 Oregon Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Conference is coming up: March 4-7 to be precise. This year’s theme is “Safety: It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint.”

Registration opens later this year

Conference topics include:

  • Safety committee training
  • Improving workplace safety culture
  • Fall protection
  • Confined space
  • Electrical safety
  • Regulatory updates

Back by popular demand is a skills demonstration in the Columbia Forklift Challenge and a stand-up reach truck course.

Conference specialties such as manufacturing, health care, ergonomics, construction, emergency preparedness and response, industrial hygiene, and workplace wellness are some of the other session tracks.

Nominations for the 2013 GOSH Awards are now being accepted for organizations and individuals who make extraordinary contributions to workplace safety and health. Applications are available at and must be received by Sept. 28, 2012.

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