The Southern Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Conference returns this year on October 19-20 at the Smullin Center in Medford. According to Oregon OSHA, the conference will feature more than 20 sessions on topics that range from driving hazards to construction safety that are designed “to supercharge your workplace safety and health.”
This year’s conference features sessions on
- Building dynamic safety teams and safety committees
- Advanced accident investigation
- Safety leadership
- Tools for avoiding outdoor hazards
And, of course, exhibits showcasing the latest in safety and health products and services.
Keynote: How successful companies think
Keynote speaker Larry L. Hansen will present “Mind Shifting into Excellence” on Wednesday, October 19. The presentation explores the critical differences in how excellent companies think and what excellent companies do to achieve superior results.
“High-performing organizations have different beliefs about safety,” said Hansen. “They have a ‘safety excellence’ mindset.”
Hansen is also offering a one-day professional development workshop at the Red Lion Hotel in Medford on Tuesday, Oct. 18, themed “The Quest for Safety Excellence.” The interactive program guides participants in discovering answers to the ultimate question in safety: “Why do employees do what they do, act unsafe, and have accidents?” Registration for this workshop is $100.
Registration for the conference is $130. Single-day conference attendance is $90. For more information about the conference or to register, call Oregon OSHA’s Conference Section, 503.378.3272 or 888.292.5247, and select option one, or visit the conference’s webpage.
The conference is a joint effort of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Southern Oregon Chapter, and Oregon OSHA.