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News Release

Oregon OSHA, 350 Winter Street NE Room 430, Salem, Oregon 97301-3878

For immediate release:
Jan. 15, 2014
Contact information:
Melanie Mesaros, Public Information Officer
Two-day workplace safety and health conference coming to Eugene
Safety evolution focus of event

(Salem) - Employees, supervisors, and business owners are invited to a two-day conference in Eugene to highlight innovative workplace safety and health information and best practices on April 2-3, 2014.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services, Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) is one of several partners presenting the Cascade Occupational Safety and Health Conference at Eugene?s Valley River Inn, located at 1000 Valley River Way. The event, focused around the theme "Safety evolves - learn, adapt, change," will showcase safety training.

On April 2, keynote speaker Corrie Pitzer will present, "Drifting into Disaster?Why 'Safe' Organizations Fail," a discussion that will benefit businesses of all levels, including those who have achieved safety excellence.

"The closer organizations get to the elusive goal of zero accidents, the closer they get to catastrophic events that are completely unpredictable ... until they happen," Pitzer said. "I will share some of the tell-tale signs of this ?drift into disaster."

Conference attendees can also take advantage of a networking session and workshops focused on topics that include:

  • Safety leadership
  • Accident investigation
  • Safety committee improvement
  • Workplace wellness
  • Fleet safety management

he registration fee for both days is $165, or $95 for single-day attendance. For more information or to register, go to www.orosha.org/conferences.


Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, enforces the state’s workplace safety and health rules and works to improve workplace safety and health for all Oregon workers. For more information, go to www.orosha.org.

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