OSHA sponsors safety conference in La Grande

By Observer staff June 02, 2010 12:25 pm

Improving the success of safety culture in the workplace is the focus of the fourth annual Blue Mountain Occupational Safety and Health Conference.

Scheduled for June 9 at the Blue Mountain Conference Center in La Grande, the event will highlight workplace safety leadership and achievement.

Oregon’s Occupational Safety and Health Division, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, encourages workers and employers to attend this event to help improve safety and health performance.

 Transforming the workplace safety culture is a major step in reducing injuries and accidents, and decreasing workers’ compensation costs.

The conference, with the theme “What do you see in your safety mirror?” will feature some of the following topics:

• Auditing your safety program

• Safety leadership

• Agricultural safety

It also will include exhibits showcasing the latest in safety and health products and services.

Registration for the event is $50, which includes lunch. For more information about the conference or to register, call Oregon OSHA’s Conference Section, 503-378-3272 or 888-292-5247, then option one or visit the Conferences Web page at www.orosha.org/conferences.

The conference is a joint effort of the Oregon SHARP Alliance (Safety and Health Recognition Program), Oregon OSHA and a coalition of employers and employees from Northeast Oregon.

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, visit www.orosha.org. The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency.