Much of the work to build and maintain safe and healthy workplaces happens behind the scenes, with unsung heroes – including individuals and organizations – dedicating themselves to pinpointing and eliminating hazards.
Now is the time to shine a spotlight on their extraordinary work to send workers home safe to their families at the end of every work day.
Nominations are being accepted for the 2019 Oregon GOSH Awards, which will honor organizations and individuals who make exceptional contributions to workplace safety and health. The awards will be presented March 6, 2019, as part of the Oregon Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health (GOSH) Conference, slated for March 4-7. The conference – the largest of its kind in the Pacific Northwest and one of the largest in the U.S. – will be held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.
Nominees will compete with like-sized organizations in the following categories:
- Workplace safety program
- Safety committee/team
- Safety/health/wellness advocate (individual or team)
- Labor representative
- Safety and health professional (industry specific)
Applications are available at www.oregongosh.com/awards and are due Oct. 26, 2018.
The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA), a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, is partnering with the Columbia-Willamette Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals to sponsor the conference.
Delegates to Vote on Changes to Society Bylaws
Sep 10, 2018
This October CWC House of Delegates Dan Getschow and Aubrey Sakaguchi have been requested to cast votes representing the Columbia-Willamette Chapter membership on three different motions proposed for the American Society of Safety Professionals Bylaws. As written by President and Chair Rixio E Medina, CSP, CPP the three amendments to our Society Bylaws are summarized as:
- Changing the title of Executive Director to Chief Executive Officer
- Updates to the Nominations & Elections section
- Remove the Bylaws committee as a standing committee
ASSP Scholarships and Grants-application deadline December 1.
Sep 08, 2018
Since 1990, the ASSP Foundation has awarded more than $3 million in scholarships and professional education grants to students beginning their studies in occupational safety and professionals seeking to continue their education. We offer nearly 150 awards each year ranging from $500 to $15,000 each. More than 1,300 safety students and professionals have advanced their careers, thanks to the generosity of the safety community.
How To Apply
Applications for both scholarships and grants are accepted online from September 1 through December 1 each year. Only a single application must be filled out for either program to be eligible for all available awards. If selected for an award, you will be matched with one based on the criteria set forth by the fund’s donor. Scholarship and grant applicants will be notified in April as to the status of their application. Funds are disbursed shortly afterwards for scholarships, or upon receiving documentation of professional education for grants.
APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP OR GRANT
If you have any questions or want to review your eligibility please view the frequently asked questions, or contact the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 847 699.2929.