Oregon OSHA - 350 Winter Street
NE Room 430 - Salem, Oregon 97301-3882
|For Immediate Release:
January 6, 2005
|Contact for more Information:
Kevin Weeks, Public Information Officer, 503-947-7428
2005 GOSH Conference open for registration
Registration is now available for the 2005 Oregon Governor's Occupational
Safety and Health Conference (GOSH), scheduled for February 28 to March
3 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. The biennial conference
is a partnership between Oregon OSHA and the American Society of Safety
Engineers Columbia-Willamette Chapter.
More than 30 full day workshops and 80 single-topic classes will take place during the four-day conference. Topics include:
· Critical Issues and Best Practices in Construction
· Keeping Safe When Working with Behavior Challenges
· Property Liability Exposures for the Business Owner
· The Needs of an Aging Workforce
The GOSH Conference is a great opportunity for training on current
workplace safety and health issues, says Peter De Luca, administrator
of Oregon OSHA. Organizers have focused on practical topics in todays
society while keeping costs reasonable. GOSH is nationally respected among
safety and health conferences.
Registration fees for the conference are $275 to attend the entire conference,
or attend the Tuesday and Wednesday sessions for $150. Attend any single
day on Tuesday or Wednesday for $95 or the full-day Monday or Thursday
workshops for $120. An awards luncheon on Wednesday, March 2nd will honor
outstanding achievements in workplace safety and health. All registration
fees include lunch for the day in attendance except the Wednesday awards
luncheon, which is available for $15. More than 200 exhibitors will offer
demonstrations and introduce their products or services throughout the
You can register for the 2005 GOSH Conference on-line at www.b-there.com/breg/GOSH2005
or by downloading a registration form from the Oregon OSHA Web site, www.orosha.org/conferences.
Jack McGowan, executive director of SOLV, is scheduled to be keynote speaker
on Tuesday, March 1. SOLV is a nonprofit organization that brings together
government agencies, businesses, and individual volunteers in programs
and projects to enhance the livability of Oregon. Governor Tom McCall
and other community leaders established SOLV in 1969, recognizing the
need for community action to address growing problems in Oregon.
Two-thousand safety and health professionals from around the U.S. attended
the 2003 GOSH Conference. The 2005 theme of the biennial event is "Safety
and Health Expedition: Advancing Industry Knowledge and Practices."
The first Governor's Conference was held in 1944 and since then, the GOSH
Conference (now held every two years) has become known as an innovative
forum to help employers and workers in Oregon and Southwest Washington
create safer places to work.
More information about the GOSH Conference is available on Oregon OSHA's
Web site, www.orosha.org/conferences,
or by calling the Oregon OSHA Conferences section at (503) 378-3272.