Mark Your Calendar for the 2003 GOSH Conference
It has become a 50-year-plus tradition for Oregon and Southwest Washington's
workplace safety and health professionals and it returns next March:
The 2003 Oregon Governor's Occupational Safety and Health (GOSH) Conference,
March 3-6, 2003, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. The theme
for the biennial event is "Solutions for New Challenges in Safety
"This conference is the best-known event for safety and health on
the West Coast," says Laveryne Gray of Oregon OSHA's Conferences
The 2003 GOSH Conference will feature timely topics to benefit business,
labor and government, including workplace safety and bioterrorism. "We
will have a special workshop called Responding to Terrorism in Oregon'
that the FBI, Oregon Emergency Management and the U.S. Postal Service
will be presenting," says Gray, "and a full-day workshop on
crisis preparedness at work. Experts will explain how homeland security
will affect your business."
Some workshops will spotlight emerging issues such as the needs of an
aging workforce, environmental health, cultural diversity in the workplace
and an update on managing workers' compensation costs. Other workshops
will focus on specific safety needs such as ergonomics, construction safety,
electrical safety and updated Oregon OSHA record keeping requirements.
Thirty-two full day workshops are scheduled during the event, and 78 single-topic
classes will take place during the four-day conference.
Exhibitors will offer innovative information and products (more than 150
companies and groups participated in 2001) and there will be an awards
luncheon on Wednesday March 5th to honor outstanding achievements in workplace
safety and health.
Registration for the GOSH Conference will begin in January 2003. The
GOSH Conference is a co-production of Oregon
OSHA and the American Society of
Safety Engineers, Columbia-Willamette Chapter. For additional information
about the 2003 GOSH Conference, go to the Oregon OSHA Web site, www.orosha.org,
or contact the Conferences
Section of Oregon OSHA, (503) 378-3272, or toll-free (888) 292-5247,