2017 Governor's Industrial Safety and Health Conference
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The 66th Annual Governor's Industrial Safety and Health Conference

This year we are excited to be offering over 70 different workshops over the course of two days!  This conference brings together workers, employers, safety and health professionals and experts of all industries to deliver a program of cutting-edge education, best practices, peer networking and demonstrations in the Exhibit Hall as well as the surrounding areas outside the Convention Center.

2017 Keynote Address
Jim Wetherbee, Captain, USN Ret., NASA Astronaut (Former)

Controlling Risk in a Dangerous World

A veteran of six space flights, James Wetherbee was the first American to command five space missions.  He piloted the STS-32 Columbia and was mission commander on STS-52 Columbia, STS-63 Discovery, STS-86 Atlantis, STS-102 Discovery and STS-113 Endeavor.  Selected by NASA in May 1984, Wetherbee became an astronaut in June 1985 and has since logged over 1,592 hours in space.

Wetherbee left NASA in January 2005 to form Escape Trajectory LLC.  In December 2006, he began working as a Safety Auditor with BP Global. 

James Wetherbee was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame on May 2, 2009.

Registration Fees

Pre-Registration 8/01/2017 to 9/18/17:

Attendee $220; Group Attendee (5 or more): $190

Registration after 9/19/17:

Attendee: $250; Group Attendee (5 or more): $220
Full-time Students & Apprentices:


Pre-Conference Workshops Available (additional fees apply) 

Each full day course will provide Certificates of Completion!

Incident Investigation (Sorry this session is sold out)

Confined Space Supervisor/Competent Person Course, Northwest Independent Contractors Assn

OSHA #7005 Public Warehousing and Storage, UW Northwest Centre for Occupational Health & Safety 

THANK YOU To Our 2017 Sponsors!






Be sure to see these exciting events

Drivers use expert forklift operating skills to negotiate a fun and challenging driving course that includes various tasks and hazards in the 20th Annual Forklift Rodeo. Witness the finals in our statewide competition! For more information please visit the Forklift Rodeo website.

Teams of linemen from the electrical utility industry compete for honors in rescuing a victim from a utility pole in a mock  industrial accident in the  44th Annual Pole Top Rescue Competition. Which team is the best in the  state?  For more information please visit the Pole Top Rescue website.


Connect with us

Questions: Contact the Conference Hotline at 1-888-451-2004 or email info@wagovconf.org