Safety Fest 2016 will be January 26 – 29!

  • The leading Safety and Health Training Event for the education of the Northwest’s frontline workers, supervisors and managers of all levels.
  • Learn methods to reduce hazards that can cause workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses.
  • Covers construction, general industry, and mine safety and health.

Please download our flyer to post!


Need to plan before registration opens? Download our Safety Fest Class Schedule Matrix to make planning easy.

Washington Group Plaza


720 Park Blvd
Boise, Idaho

Some classes will be held at one of these locations as well:

  • Idaho AGC – Map
  • United Water Idaho – Map
  • Idaho Department of Transportation – Map


  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration – Boise Area Office and Region 10 Office, Seattle
  • ASSE Snake River Chapter
  • Idaho AGC
  • Boise State University
  • University of Washington
  • Idaho Transportation Department
  • Northwest Nazarene University
  • United Water
  • Winco

Who’s Invited:

  • Everyone!
    • All Contractors from:
      • Construction
      • Mining & Industry
    • Government Employees
    • Professional Technical instructors
    • Students

Trade Show:

Will be held on Tuesday & Wednesday, January 26 & 27, inside the Washington Group Plaza.

40 booths will be available for rent for the two day vendor show.


$0.00 – All sessions are free


Registrations will open November 4, 2015


The registration deadline is December 2, 2015.

Welcome to Safety Fest of the Great Northwest 2016–Our 11th year!

Safety Fest is an annual training event that offers free safety and health training to workers, supervisors, and managers of all levels. The Boise Safety Fest will be held January 26-29 and will include a vendor show on January 26 and 27.  We are offering almost 60 classes this year including  some old favorites and some new ones. We are pleased to announce a new 24-hour 11-module Safety & Health Management Track offered over the entire event. You can sign up for one or more of the modules or complete the entire 11 modules for a certificate in Safety and Health Management. This session will also qualify for 24 of the required 30 hours required to take the STS exam.

The Opening Ceremony is back! Our keynote speaker, Lieutenant Doug Schoenborn, Boise Police Department, will discuss the active-shooter threat and how to prevent, mitigate, and respond to incidents during a crisis at businesses and public places.  Bill Bankhead and Ashley Kunz will also present “Bridging the Generation Gap” and provide tips on understanding and communicating effectively.

The always popular Trade Show and Vendor Bingo will be Tuesday and Wednesday with a prize drawing Wednesday at noon.  This is a great opportunity to see new safety products and services and talk with the company representatives directly plus win some cool prizes.

On Tuesday, January 26,  “Lunch with OSHA”  will be held in the Washington Group Plaza cafeteria from 11:30 to 1:00. You can bring your lunch or purchase one from the cafeteria and join OSHA representatives for an informal luncheon where you can ask questions regarding worker protection and OSHA safety services. This is an open event and you can join at any time and stay as long as you want. It is your chance to find out what OSHA can do to protect your health and safety on the job.

  • There will be multiple of First Aid/CPR classes. Be sure to add this vital skill to your qualifications.
  • A number of certification classes will be available so check the class schedule to see if there is one that you need to upgrade or keep your credentials current


Registration information

Classes fill fast, so register on November 4 for the best selection. Please note that we cannot reserve classes or make special arrangements—you have to register yourself online. Please register only once and please use real names. We do not have the manpower to change classes this year. If you need to cancel a class, please log in to your account and cancel your class registration in the My Classes page. If a class is full, please come to the registration desk at class time and folks will be added on a first come, first served basis as space permits. Please do not be late for your class or your spot will be filled, and please DON’T be a “No Show.” If your class is at AGC, ITD or United Water, please go to those locations to see if you can attend.

As always, we could not do this event without all of the support and contributions from our Founding Partners. Be sure to recognize these community advocates of safety for all of the great support they have provided over the years.



Please contact Michelle Steeler for information on vendor booths: michelle.steeler@aecom.com.

Michelle Steeler