Douglas County Safety Association Meeting Topic


Douglas County Courthouse, 1036 SE Douglas Street, Roseburg Room 310


Noon – 1:00 pm (Brown Bag Event)

4/18/2018 DCSA Minutes

7/18/2018 Cultural Elements of Safety

So much surrounding the way safety happens at your organization depends on attitudes and perceptions about safety. Learn to recognize key elements of a positive safety climate and what you can do to make solid improvements to the way safety happens in your workplace.

Presented by: David Hanson is a SAIF Senior Safety Management Consultant. Although he has a wood products background, He works with a variety of industries to help improve safety climate and safety management. He is a regular speaker for the Southern Oregon Safety and Health Conference, speaking on a variety of safety topics, including Safety Culture.

8/15/2018 Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) discussion, and presentation: Workers’ Compensation 101

This presentation describes how the Workers’ Compensation system works in Oregon. The training will demonstrate how premium is calculated and how reducing claims costs can reduce premium costs.

Presented by: Pamela Ahr, CSP. Pam is a Safety and Health Supervisor at SAIF Corporation in Medford. Pam has a BS in Human Resource Management from Arizona State University and an MBA from the University of Oregon. She recently became a Certified Safety Professional. She currently works with employers in Southern Oregon to help them implement or refine a comprehensive safety and health program.

9/19/18 5 demographically confirmed longevity hotspots called Blue Zones.

John will be sharing about the 5 demographically confirmed longevity hotspots called Blue Zones, how the patterns found in those areas have been encapsulated and incorporated in project communities around the country and what led up to the establishment of Blue Zones Project-Umpqua. He'll talk about what that means for our community, current milestones, and how people can get involved.

Presented by: John Dimof - Organization Lead for Blue Zones Project For over 20 years, John has been living in the land of Umpqua, looking out over the Umpqua River, as a farmer, builder, teacher, and community organizer.  Having studied healthy lifestyle development and disease prevention, he's taught classes and led community programs in all four corners of the United States. Lecturing to crowds as large as 1000 people, his passion is to help others achieve success and find greater purpose in their lives.

10/17/18 TBD

11/21/18 Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) discussion

12/19/18 Distracted and Fatigued Driving

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death in the workplace in Oregon. This presentation will provide information on the leading causes of distraction and fatigue while driving, and practical strategies to influence change in driving behaviors.

Presented by: Patti McGuire, Senior Safety Management Consultant for SAIF Corporation. Patti McGuire is a Senior Safety Management Consultant for SAIF Corporation. She has been with SAIF since November of 2013 and works with employers in Jackson, Klamath and Lake Counties to improve their safety and health programs and reduce injuries. Previously she was the Manager of Occupational Health and Safety for Harry & David, overseeing safety and health programs for multiple facilities and 50+ retail stores nationwide. She also spent five years working in human resources in Wood Products manufacturing and fifteen years in Retail in district and store level operations. Patti is an Oregon native and has an AS degree in Business Administration-Accounting, however she was drawn to the field of Human Resources and Safety early in her career after a workplace fatality affected her family and her employer.

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