The Occupational Safety and Health Consultation (OSHCON) program at Boise State University co-hosted the Northern Idaho Safety Fest at the Post Falls Armory from Feb. 21-23.
This was the fourth Safety Fest for Northern Idaho and is a free safety and health training event for the education of the Northwest’s region’s front line workers, supervisors, and managers of all levels. Safety Fest is an effort to increase awareness of and reduce the hazards presently causing injuries, fatalities, and illnesses. The training emphasized construction, general industry, and mine safety and health.
In addition to hosting the event, the OSHCON program had a vendor booth to promote the program and help educate the public on safety and health matters. The program generated numerous requests for consultation visits during the three-day event.
This event drew 329 attendees representing three states including: Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. There were 26 safety and health courses in which 764 seats were filled. OSHCON Consultants Matt Wattles and Judy Tallent conducted a 10-Hour OSHA General Industry Outreach Training course for 40 participants.