One of the largest safety and health conferences in the nation is coming to Tacoma, WA in October. Registration is now open for the event.
The 64th annual Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Conference takes place on Oct. 7 and 8 at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center. The event is geared toward workers, employers and safety and health professionals. It brings together leading industry experts to deliver cutting-edge education, examples of best practices, demonstrations and networking opportunities.
The Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board and the Department of Labor & Industries sponsor the conference with support from industry partners.
Lt. Governor Brad Owen will kick off the conference, followed by internationally known motivational safety speaker David Sarkus, the keynote speaker.
Featured events and activities include:
- Two days of 60-plus industry workshops
- Displays and product demonstrations by more than 80 exhibitors
- Electrical high-voltage demonstration
- Pole-top Rescue Competition
- Forklift Rodeo
- Continuing Medical Education credits (pending) for medical professionals
- A pre-conference Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) course on OSHA 10 Construction.
A $160 advance registration fee covers the two-day conference. There’s a discount for groups of five or more. Students in a college, university or trade program pay only $50.
The 2015 Governor’s Lifesaving Awards will be presented by KOMO TV news reporter Elisa Jaffe during a luncheon at the conference on Oct. 8. The awards recognize people whose heroic acts saved a life at work. People can attend the luncheon separately or as part of the conference. The luncheon costs $25.