Governor's Industrial Safety and Health Conference

September 24 - 26, 2019

Pre-Conference Training Classes

Choose one of these optional pre-conference classes and immerse yourself in an in-depth learning experience taught by industry experts.

All classes are $175 each. Fee includes lunch.

OSHA 7215: Silica in Construction, Maritime, and General Industries

This course covers the development and implementation of controls and strategies to prevent or mitigate silica exposures in construction, maritime, and general industries. Course topics include describing the requirements of OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica standards and recognizing the hazards and risks, assessment options, and exposure control measures associated with silica exposure. In addition, the course will cover the Washington State OSHA (WISHA, L & I DOSH) rule under WAC 296-840.

Strategies and Best Practices for Preventing Workplace Violence in Healthcare

The prevalence of workplace violence in health care is alarming, and not well characterized. Some estimates indicate that workers in the healthcare and social assistance services sector experience workplace violence-related injuries at an estimated incidence rate that is four times higher than the rate of workers in the private sector.  In addition to injuries, workplace violence has a significant impact on the emotional well-being of healthcare workers.  This course will cover an overview of the risk factors associated with workplace violence, new research on the psychosocial impact to workers, and the effectiveness of interventions used to date to prevent such violence.  This course is intended for those working in psychiatric facilities, hospital emergency departments, community mental health clinics, treatment clinics for substance abuse disorders, pharmacies, community-care facilities, residential facilities, and long-term care facilities.

Confined Space Rescue Level 1 - Employer Based Confined Space Rescue

This 7.5 Hour Confined Space Supervisor Course was built from the WAC 296-809-50014 standard for permit-required confined space rescue teams. The class will cover employer sponsored rescue team requirements, training and proficiency requirements for rescue teams, rescue permit entry procedures, use of rescue equipment, how to evaluating rescue teams and response times, and the roles of the rescue team members.  Successful attendees will show proficiency by performing a team rescue in a horizontal and vertical space.

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an interactive course designed to train laypersons in recognizing and responding to the signs and symptoms of the most common mental health conditions, crisis and substance use disorders with a proven action plan.  Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).