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Save the date for the March 3-6, 2025, Oregon GOSH Conference, the Pacific Northwest’s largest workplace safety and health conference

With more than 160 workshops and sessions, the Oregon Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health (GOSH) Conference will be held March 3-6, 2025, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. The event offers an outstanding opportunity to gain up-to-date knowledge that can be used to strengthen workplace safety and health programs across the state.

The event is the largest workplace health and safety conference in the Pacific Northwest and one of the largest in the U.S. It welcomes everyone from safety committee members and emerging environmental health and safety professionals to quality control supervisors, labor advocates, and employers across industries to gather for a variety of learning opportunities.

Registration for the conference is expected to open in winter 2024. But you can participate in and support the GOSH Conference now. Nominations are being accepted for the 2025 GOSH Awards, which will honor organizations and people who make exceptional contributions to workplace safety and health. Award nominations are due Oct. 25, 2024.

You can also learn about the event’s keynote speaker, Sally Spencer-Thomas, co-founder and president of United Suicide Survivors International. A clinical psychologist and award-winning mental health advocate, Spencer-Thomas is the lead author on the National Guidelines for Workplace Suicide Prevention. During GOSH, her presentation – “You Can’t Fix Your Mental Health With Duct Tape: Why Burnout Mitigation, Mental Health Promotion, Addiction Recovery, and Suicide Prevention are Health and Safety Priorities” – will go to the heart of why mental health in the workplace matters.

Learn more about Spencer-Thomas by visiting the GOSH website’s keynote speaker page.

Sponsorship opportunities to support the 2025 GOSH Conference are available, too. And the conference will again feature the Columbia Forklift Challenge, inviting trained forklift drivers to compete in an obstacle course to highlight their skills – and the importance of forklift safety.

You can stay updated about the conference – including registration, exhibits, the forklift challenge, and other information – by visiting the event’s website. You can also get connected to GOSH updates by signing up to receive emails.

The conference is a collaborative effort by the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA), the Columbia-Willamette Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals, and labor and businesses in Oregon and southwest Washington.

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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 osha.oregon.gov.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, go to oregon.gov/dcbs.

The Oregon AFL-CIO is the statewide federation of affiliated unions, representing more than 300,000 working Oregonians. For more information, visit Oregon AFL-CIO.

Contact information

Aaron Corvin,
public information officer
971-718-6973
Aaron.corvin@dcbs.oregon.gov






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