Washington State

Governor's Industrial Safety and Health Conference

September 28-30, 2021



Due to the increasing COVID-19 case rates from the Delta variant and restrictions on attendance being imposed by many organizations, we have made the difficult decision to transition the 2021 70th Annual Governors Industrial Safety and Health Conference to a virtual event. While we are extremely disappointed that we cannot meet in person again this year our priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of the people living and working in our state.

We plan to reopen registration for the restructured virtual Conference on September 8.

Why Attend the Conference?

We are excited to be planning a return to an in-person Conference this year in beautiful Spokane with the training classes you expect, meeting with vendors in the exhibit hall, and being able to  network with attendees and speakers. And don't miss seeing the annual Pole Top Rescue Competition.

Plan your visit to Spokane and take advantage of special rates at our Conference hotels.

Workshops & Training

In addition to the Keynote, attend any of the highly informative workshops for a a great learning experience.
Choose from in-person attendance, just a slate of pre-selected recorded sessions you can view starting October 1, or a best value package that includes both to double your learning opportunities.
Check out the Schedule for full session details.

Pre-Conference Training

An optional pre-Conference training session "Occupational Deaths of Despair: Scope of the Problem and Strategies for Prevention", presented by the UW Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety, will be available to attend either in-person or virtually.
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Lifesaving Awards

Join us as we honor those who performed lifesaving actions over the past year. We plan to livestream the Opening Ceremony and Lifesaving Awards. Stay tuned for more information.








Advance registration only - no admittance at the door. Registration closes Wednesday September 22. 

In-Person + Recorded Sessions

$350 through 8/27
$400 through 9/22

In-Person Only

$225 through 8/27
$300 through 9/22
Students: $50

Pre-Recorded Sessions Only



Attend only the pre-conference training class or add to your Conference sessions.

Fee: $175

Keynote Address

The Heart of Safety

Safety must come from the heart to be truly effective every second of every day.  Safety leadership is not about lighting a fire under people.  It is about lighting a fire within them!  When we accomplish this it creates a burning passion for safety within our teams.  

About Dr. Charlie

Dr. Cartwright is the founder of The Company Culture Doctors, a Kansas City- based consulting firm whose sole purpose is to bring out the best in leaders and their teams.

Before devoting his work fulltime to The Company Culture Doctors, Dr. Charlie spent over 20 years of his career working in leadership within Fortune 500 companies. The practical lessons, insights and operational excellence that he gained during this time are priceless and contribute to his current passion: helping leaders achieve great results by tapping into the inherent greatness of their people.

When a company seeks to achieve their objectives, the most effective process starts with employee engagement. Dr. Charlie is one of the foremost experts on employee engagement in the world. His experience, knowledge and skills provide him with a unique understanding of people.

Dr. Charlie

Dr. Charlie Cartwight