Governor's Industrial Safety and Health Conference

September 25-26, 2024

Preconference Training

Immerse yourself in an optional in-depth learning experiences taught by industry experts for an additional fee.  There are four options to choose from.  Lunch is included in the cost of registration. 

Early Bird Registration (through 08/30): $225
Registration: $250


  • Advancing Leadership & Communication for Change Management
  • Best Practices for Protecting Workers During Trenching
  • Effective Incident Investigation & Risk Cause Analysis
  • Maritime OSHA 10

Advancing Leadership & Communication for Change Management

Instructor:  Molly Breysse Cox, MA, PhD

We are experiencing a rapidly changing workplace. New technology applications, work dynamics, team interactions, staff changes and much more are challenging the way we work together.  As a health and safety professional, your needs for effectively managing this change are complex. You often need to influence others without having positional authority.  Evidence-based models, frameworks, and practical experience come together in this class to develop and foster change management practices as a leader, supervisor, and individual. This course will provide strategies to help you work with clients, employees, and organizations that are not ready for or are resistant to change.  You'll also build on your network of peers as you share real experiences and challenges.  This includes discussions designed to challenge your assumptions and to provide specific ways of thinking that you can employ when addressing real-life interactions. 

Where:  Room 317, Greater Tacoma Convention Center
When:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Certificate for CEU upon request
Excavator digging trench

Best Practices for Protecting Workers During Trenching

Instructor:  Rhett Carpenter, CHST
Excavation and trenching activities expose workers to various hazards such as cave-ins, falling objectives, hazardous atmospheres, and moving equipment. Implementing a comprehensive safety plan is essential to protecting workers during these activities. Regular training that includes information on hazard recognition, proper use of protective systems, emergency procedures and the importance of communication on the job site are key elements in protecting workers during trenching and excavation operations.  This course will provide an introduction to the best practices used to reduce risks associated with trenching and excavation hazards.
Where:  Room 318, Greater Tacoma Convention Center
When:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Certificate for CEU upon request

Effective Incident Investigation & Risk Cause Analysis

Instructor:  Brian Hughes, President and Co-founder of Sologic, LLC

When safety incidents occur, they offer opportunities for us to learn which allows us to find better ways of doing things in the future.  Even better is when we don’t wait for someone to get injured before we learn how to make things better.  This program will help attendees acquire the knowledge and skills to organize and lead “learning” events using causal analysis tools and techniques.  This will result in better incident investigations, useful corrective and preventative actions, and efficient communication with customers and regulatory agencies.  Benefits extend beyond Safety and into other areas, including Operations, Maintenance, and Quality.

Where:  Room 316, Greater Tacoma Convention Center
When:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Certificate of completion upon request
Project manager at shipyard

Maritime OSHA 10

Instructors: Robert Deaing, Director of Safety Vigor and Lian Rinaldi, Vigor Safety

Maritime safety training online educates workers about challenges and hazards unique to working on the water or at shipyards, such as working within confined spaces, severe weather, extreme working conditions, and exposure to chemical hazards and toxic substances. This workshop will provide employees, supervisors and managers essential skills for safety success in the maritime workspace. The OSHA 10-hour maritime course covers maritime terms found in the OSHA Maritime Standards, hazards in the maritime industry and how to identify, abate, avoid, and prevent job related hazards. This course will include a full day preconference workshop in addition to 2.5 hours of additional training on the first day of the conference.

Where:  Room 315, Greater Tacoma Convention Center (Tues)
When:  Tuesday, Sept. 24 @ 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • and Wednesday, Sept. 25
    • 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Fire & Respiratory)
    • 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Ergonomics)
OSHA 10 Card upon completion