Welcome to Safety Fest of the Great Northwest Boise January 28-31, 2020
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Safety Fest is an annual training event that offers free safety and health training to workers, supervisors, and managers of all levels. The next Boise Safety Fest will be held January 28-31, 2020 and will include a vendor show. We offer roughly 60 classes including some old favorites and some new ones.
Class Registration: November 18 – December 13, 2019 Draft Class Schedule (PDF) REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
Location: Boise State – Student Union Building 2nd Floor – 1700 W. University Drive, Boise, ID 83706 (across the street from the Lincoln garage) MAP
Registration Check-In: Registration will open at 7:10 a.m. each morning of the event just outside the Jordan Ballroom. Stop by to pick up your nametag and student packet. You DO NOT need to check-in each morning.
Opening Session (Tuesday, 8 to 11:30 a.m.): We have a great lineup this year including Safety’s Competitive Advantage, stretching to prevent injury, and an update on key OSHA issues in Idaho. Our keynote speaker, Tim Creasey, a globally recognized leader in change management, will share his research, humor, and model in this interactive session to help you unlock the challenges of change so you can better navigate our changing world. This is a great opportunity to learn the latest techniques to further your knowledge and your career!
Lunch with OSHA (Tuesday, noon to 1 p.m.): Grab a bite to eat in the SUB or pack your lunch and drop in anytime between 12-1 for an informal opportunity to meet some of the OSHA staff, get a quick update, and ask any burning OSHA questions. Be sure to bring your own food – lunch will not be provided.
Healthcare Track (Wednesday & Thursday): St. Luke’s Health System is sponsoring a healthcare track of classes that run Wednesday and Thursday. The target audience includes, but is not limited to: Healthcare Organizations, Management, Clinicians, and Support Personnel. The track is split into seven courses over a two day period. You can sign up for all seven or pick and choose the courses you want to sign up for and attend. There are plenty of walk-in seats available in the Healthcare Track – Join us in Jordan C!
- Healthcare – Making Work Healthier and Happier and Making Physical Environments Safe (January 29th from 8:00 am – 10:00 am)
- Healthcare – Psychological First Aid and Building Resilience in the Workplace (January 29th from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm)
- HealthCare – Job Hazard Analysis & Hierarchy of Controls (BBP Exposure) (January 29th from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm)
- Healthcare – Safe Patient Handling in a Clinic Setting (January 29th from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm)
- Healthcare – Workplace Violence (January 30th from 9:15am -10:15 am)
Healthcare – Joint Commission Rules Overview(Canceled)
- Healthcare – Chemical Safety: Storage and Handling of RCRA Waste and RMW in Healthcare (January 30th from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm)
Parking: BSU will be in session. PLAN EXTRA TIME TO FIND PARKING AND GETTING AROUND CAMPUS. The closest garage is the Lincoln garage. See Parking Map (PDF) for all parking options. There will be an Event Tab (Safety Fest) button on the Lincoln parking payment kiosks and it will prompt you to pay. By using the Event Tab on the kiosk you will be given the discounted rate of $2.50 a day. Guests will enter their space # and supply payment to the machine, retaining the receipts for their records.
For Clarification: Your parking payment with the event tab is good for the whole day in the Lincoln Garage. For example if you leave for lunch and return to the garage the cameras recognize your license plate when you come back from lunch and see that it already has been checked in for the day. It does not guarantee you a spot, but it does mean you do not have to repay after lunch.
Late Arrivals: Plan extra time for parking and getting around campus. DO NOT be late for your assigned class. Late arrivals are not guaranteed their seat even if registered for the class. Open seats not filled with a physical body are opened up to walk-ins once the class starts.
Walk-ins: You are welcome to show up and try to be a walk-in for any Safety Fest class. Please note that many OSHA courses have a set number of max attendees and walk-ins will only be allowed in first-come first-served. Even if the classroom has a “seat” it may be at the instructor’s capacity. Historically we always have no-shows in class and we encourage walk-ins to help fill those seats. But with this process be aware that there is no guarantee.
Smoke Free Campus: The Student Union is designated as non-smoking, therefore Boise Safety Fest attendees and guest shall abide by Boise State University Policy #9110: Smoke-Free Campus. Use of e-cigarettes, e-cigars, and e-pipes shall be permitted in outdoor spaces only.
Map to a off-campus smoking area (PDF)
Prohibition of Weapons: Weapons are prohibited in the Student Union, including all event spaces and attached facilities with direct access such as the Special Events Center (SpEC), per Boise State University Policy #12080: Possession of Firearms/Weapons on University Owned or Controlled Premises. The Boise State Office of the General Counsel is the only University entity that will give official explanations of this policy. The University is not bound by the statements of any employee outside of the Office of the General Counsel regarding weapons policy.
Save the Date Flyer (PDF)
We are excited to announce our new Location Sponsor, Boise State University!
Title Sponsor, Idaho State Insurance Fund (SIF):
Platinum Sponsor, St. Luke’s Health System:
Gold Sponsor, Anderson Construction:
Thank you for another great event, the 2019 was a huge success. 2019 Event Overview
Not in the Boise area? Visit one of the other Safety Fest Locations: