As someone who has devoted many years to safety training and education, one of the most enjoyable aspects of my profession is sharing as much information as I can with as many people as possible. One of the best ways to do this is by presenting at OSHA conferences around the region. As many of you know, OSHA maintains a number of effective outreach and education initiatives. One of the most successful involves partnering with local ASSE and other safety groups to organize a variety of safety and health conferences. At these ‘mini trade shows’ participants are offered a variety of sessions focusing on specific areas of safety. Vendors are also on hand to display innovative new products.
These conferences serve an essential role in bringing needed information and networking possibilities to areas of the region that may not have as many safety resources available as can be found in a major urban area. When they are scheduled in a major city, Portland for example, they provide the region’s most in-depth resource for safety and health information.
Presenting at these conferences is a great way to spend a few hours. Attendees are all focused and tuned into the subject matter. All express a genuine interest in learning new information and methods for protecting people’s well being on the job.
Here is a list of the conferences that I’m scheduled to present at in 2013.
- January 29, 2013 Excavation Safety and Soil Analysis. Mid-Oregon Construction Safety Summit; Bend, Oregon.
- March 7, 2013 Microbrewing Safety and Health Symposium. Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health (GOSH) Conference; Portland, Oregon.
- June 3, 2013 OROSHA and the New Permit Space Regulations. Oregon SHARP Alliance General Meeting; Pendleton, Oregon.
- June 4, 2013 Fall Protection: Hierarchy of Controls; Confined Space Safety; Confined Space Entry Rescue. Blue Mountain Occupational Safety and Health Conference; Pendleton, Oregon
If you’re planning to attend any of these, be sure to stop by and say hello!
Jim Johnson, CEO, D2000 Safety, Inc.