Safety Fest was a great success.
Almost 1100 people registered, and we filled over 2150 seats in 58 classes this year. In addition, 38 completed the entire 11-class, 24-hour Safety and Health Track! The Opening Ceremony, Lunch with OSHA, and Vendor Trade Shows were a great success.
- Parking has changed so please refer to the map above to make sure you are parking in the right places.
- Don’t forget to check in with Registration when you first arrive to pick up your packet, adjust classes, etc.
- Visit our Vendor booths
Washington Group Plaza – Map
720 Park Blvd
Some classes will be held at one of these locations as well:
Idaho AGC; 1649 Shoreline Drive, Ste. 100; Boise – Map
United Water Idaho; 8248 West Victory Road; Boise – Map
Idaho Department of Transportation; 3311 West State Street; Boise – Map
Will be held on Tuesday & Wednesday, January 26 & 27, inside the Washington Group Plaza.
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.
Safety Management by Van Howell
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Workplace Ergonomics and Health for the Aging Workforce by Tracy Ervin
Use of Functional Job Analysis to Reduce Cost by Tracy Ervin
Registration is now closed.
If you did not get into all the classes you wanted, please come to the registration desk (or if the class is off site, go to the class location) 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.