Imagine a career in safety and health!

The Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition (O[yes]) will once again sponsor a day at the 2019 Oregon Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Conference for those newer to the safety and health field to explore what such a career might entail. The 2019 Student/Early Career Day at GOSH creates an opportunity for those ages 18-26+ to learn more about careers and opportunities in safety and health. The 2019 event will occur on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 8 AM to 5 PM at Portland’s Oregon Convention Center. Although the final agenda is still being developed, it will be similar to the 2017 event including opportunities to attend the conference keynote and opening session, different panels about the roles and jobs in the field, a speed-networking workshop, instructive presentations, and the exhibit hall. Priority will be given to those who reside, study or work in Oregon. O[yes] thanks safety and health professionals for providing their time, knowledge and stories to help with this day.

Previous attendees in 2017 included members of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Student Chapters based at both Mt. Hood Community College and Oregon State University, and students enrolled in construction management and trade apprentice programs. Applicants are required to complete a short online application which includes listing one reference (can be mentor, teacher, employer) who can speak to the applicant’s interest in exploring safety and health careers. Priority will be given to those with an interest in a career working in occupational safety, health and well-being. Although there is no fee for the participant to attend this program, participants will be required to have their own transportation to the Oregon Convention Center located in Portland and be 18 or older (or emancipated minor). Up to 30 attendees will be considered for this program. Lunch will be provided.

If you are a safety and health professional who would like to assist with this day email us. For more information see the Oregon Young Employee Website or

Barry Moreland discusses his job and career in safety in a round table discussion at GOSH 2017.