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Oregon OSHA - 350 Winter Street NE Room 430 - Salem, Oregon 97301-3882
For Immediate Release
May 22, 2006

For more iinformation:
Kevin Weeks, Oregon OSHA, 503-947-7428

Mark your calendar for the 2007 GOSH Conference

Planning is under way for the West's most prominent workplace safety and health conference, held every two years in Portland.

The Oregon Governor's Occupational Safety and Health (GOSH) conference will be held March 12-15, 2007 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. The biennial conference is a partnership between the Department of Consumer and Business Services, Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) and the American Society of Safety Engineers Columbia-Willamette Chapter. The 2007 theme of the event is "Safety & Health Leadership - Moving Forward."

More than 30 full-day workshops and 80 single-topic classes designed to educate managers and workers about workplace safety and health issues are scheduled during the four-day conference. Topics include health care injury prevention, workplace health and wellness promotion, ergonomics, construction safety, workers' compensation, and risk management. Leadership consultant Robert Pater will serve as keynote speaker to open the conference. More than 1,800 people with an interest in workplace safety and health from around the U.S. attended the 2005 GOSH Conference.

2007 will mark the 30th Governor's Conference in Oregon. The first Governor's Conference was held in 1944, and since then the GOSH Conference has served as an innovative forum to help employers and workers in Oregon and Southwest Washington create safer places to work.

Registration information will be available in early 2007 on the Oregon OSHA Web site, www.orosha.org/conferences, or by calling the Oregon OSHA Conferences section at (503) 378-3272.