Governor's Industrial Safety
and Health Conference

Spokane, WA
September 27-28, 2023

We are excited to return to Spokane this year with the training classes you expect, meeting with vendors in the exhibit hall, and being able to network with other attendees and speakers.

Workshops and Training

Workshops & Training

In addition to the Keynote, attend any of the highly informative workshops for a great learning experience. Check out the Schedule for full session details.

Pre-Conference Training

Three optional pre-conference training classes will be held Tuesday, Sept. 26. 

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Lifesaving Awards

Lifesaving Awards

Join us at the Opening Ceremony as we honor those workplace heroes who performed lifesaving actions over the past year. 

Pole Top Rescue

Pole Top Rescue

Be sure to watch the exciting Pole Top Rescue competition as lineworkers demonstrate their amazing skills.

Which team will take home the coveted trophy this year? 

Scoring and Judging Guidelines

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Registration (through 9/22): $350
Late Registration: $375

Student and one day attendance rates available.


Registration: $250
Late Registration: $275

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

Attendee Registration Closed

Keynote Address

The Bridge to Excellence: Building Capacity for Sustainable Performance

As we move from a “have-to” to a “want-to” culture, from compliance to culture, or from good to great, visual models are critical tools that allow leaders to identify precisely where they are, where they want to go, and what to focus on to get there. Since 2008, the Bridge to Safety Excellence model has been a visual representation thousands of organizations have leveraged to convey the precise elements to be addressed, to close the gap between compliance and culture, and to discover where they are on the path to sustainable excellence. Join this session to explore where you and your organization are, and learn how to address each component, step by step, as you progress toward excellence.  


About Shawn M. Galloway

Shawn is the Chief Executive Officer of ProAct Safety and author of seven books: STEPS to Safety Culture Excellence, Hazardous Materials Management Desk Reference/ 3rd Edition, Forecasting Tomorrow: The Future of Safety Excellence, Inside Strategy: Value Creating from within Your Organization, Lean Behavior-Based Safety - BBS for Today's Realities, COACH: A Safety Leadership Fable, and Bridge to Sustainable Excellence. He has helped hundreds of organizations within every major industry achieve and sustain excellence in performance and culture. 

He is also a columnist for several magazines and one of the most prolific contributors in the industry, authoring over 700 podcasts, 200 articles, and 100 videos. Shawn has received awards and recognition for his significant contributions from: American Society of Safety Professionals Council on Practices & Standards, National Safety Council's Top 40 Rising Stars & Top 10 Speakers, EHS Today Magazine's 50 People Who Most Influenced EHS, ISHN Magazine's POWER 101 - Leaders of the EHS World & 50 Leaders for Today and Tomorrow, Pro-Sapien's list of The Top 11 Health and Safety Influencers, and 2022 Avetta Distinguished Fellow.

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Spokane Convention Center

Spokane Convention Center

334 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA, 99201

Parking Information

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