The 2022 Southern Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Conference is coming to Southern Oregon on October 18-20 and will feature a mix of in-person and online training sessions this year. Please watch for our flyer coming out soon.
Professional Development Workshop
Tuesday, October 18th will feature an entirely in-person event including a 4-hour professional development workshop led by retired colonel Jeff Crapo of Ethos Academy. “Leadership is influence,” Jeff quotes John Maxwell. Jeff also quotes the Army leadership manual, “Leadership is the process of influencing people by providing purpose, direction and motivation to accomplish the mission and improve the organization.” Jeff will lead us through his model of leadership training and help us better understand how purpose, direction, and motivation all work together to make you a more effective leader. You won’t want to miss it!
Special Session Banquet
Following the Leadership Workshop, we will have a special luncheon speaker. Dr. Nancy Knechel will present her sleep science research on how a person with three or more sleep risk factors has a 70% increased risk of on-the-job injury. This is profound research for safety professionals and a new layer of focus that can have a lasting impact on worker safety.
Next on the agenda, we will host our annual ASSP Award Ceremony featuring Craig Hamelund from Oregon OSHA. This year, we are bringing back the Bertak Award for Safety Committee Recognition, and Craig will recognize leaders and committee members for their hard work and accomplishments. Along with the Bertak Award, we will once again honor the Lundberg Award winners, as well as Business Leader Who Gets It Award, Safety Committee Champion Award, and Chapter Safety Professional of the Year Award. Award applications are posted on our website at: www.soassp.org/conference. Apply to recognize your safety leaders today!
Lastly, we will bring back our popular Networking Mixer celebration free to all ASSP Members and Conference registrants. We will offer food and beverage along with a no-host bar. The committee is putting together a fun opportunity to get to know other safety pros from our community, and it’s always a great time.
Online Safety Conference
The next two days, October 19-20 will be entirely online with dynamic speakers hosted live from our local region and around the country. We are offering three keynote sessions from Jeff Crapo of Ethos Academy, Linda Tapp of Safety FUN-damentals, and Jake Mazulewicz on Psychological Safety.
We will also offer three breakout tracks including the safety and health track, the safety committee series, and we are bringing back the construction track. The safety and health track will offer such sessions as Safety Technology, Ergonomics, Serious Injury and Fatality Prevention, Safety Management, and First Aid Playbook. The safety committee track will offer SC101 Safety Committee Introduction, COVE Visual Literacy, Seven Secrets to Root Cause Analysis by TapRoot, SC201 Safety Committee Toolbox, and SC301 Safety Committee Engagement. We believe this will be our best safety committee series ever so bring your team and give them the tools and inspiration they need to accelerate your safety program. Our construction track will feature five sessions including eToolbox Safety Apps for Construction, Focus 4 Hazards in Construction, Excavation Inspections, Suicide Prevention in Construction, and Silica Awareness.
We look forward to seeing you in October!
SOSAFETY Conference Chair