- ASSP CWC January Membership Meeting 2020
January 9, 2020
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Topic: Oregon OSHA Update Recapped for 2020
Speaker: Michael Wood and representative from technical staff, Oregon OSHA
Upon request, Oregon OSHA’s administrator – Michael Wood, will give an update of recent, current and future regulatory events and happenings in Oregon. He will be talking about both federal and state activities as they relate to occupational safety and health. Michael’s talk will be supplemented by a short technical presentation related to new rule-making.
Michael Wood, CSP is the Administrator of Oregon OSHA, a position he has held since September 2005. A certified safety professional, he came to Oregon OSHA from the occupational safety and health program at the Washington Department of Labor and Industries. He is an almost 30-year state employee, having started his career working for the Washington State Legislature in 1994. Having made the mistake of dividing his state employment between two states and two completely separate retirement systems, he reports that he expects to continue working for Oregon OSHA until he is 85. There are unconfirmed and unreliable rumors that he has a sense of humor. Few suggest, however, that it is a good one.