Oregon GOSH Conference Partnership Agreement Finalized!

At the September Membership Meeting of the Columbia Willamette Chapter (CWC) the CWC and the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have joined together again and signed the 2021 GOSH partnership agreement.  The Oregon GOSH Conference is the largest safety and health conference in the Northwest.  The 2021 GOSH will be the 37th biennial year for the conference which was first held in 1944.  It is dedicated to the support and education of EHS professionals, safety committee members, and employers and the supervisors throughout all sectors of industry.   Please follow the link for more information on the conference, Oregon GOSH Conference.

Long Service Recognition: Some Things to Think About

From Dan Hopwood, ARVP – COPA, Region 1

As I race toward my 41st year as a member of ASSP, I am amazed at how quickly the time has passed since I was a student studying safety and being a 50-year member not that far off. Having attended hundreds of Chapter meetings in my home chapter and others, I can say that long service recognition is hit and miss.

Based on these experiences, the leadership of Region 1 thought it a good idea to share some thoughts on Long Service Recognition. I suggest you look at these options and determine if you may be able to adopt any of them within your Chapter. I also ask that if you have undertaken other recognition activities, that you share them with the Region so that we all may benefit from your experiences. (You can send to me if you like and I’ll package them for distribution and posting.)

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