Tuesday, May 31, 2011

CROET Symposium: Innovative Communications & Messaging - June 3rd

Friday, June 3, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
NECA/IBEW Training Center
16021 N.E. Airport Way, Portland, Oregon

Symposium Description

This symposium
offered by CROET will examine effective innovations in training, messaging and education within occupational safety, health and wellness. Topics will relate to innovations within traditional face-to-face training, as well as the strengths and challenges of social media and the internet to share and track the effectiveness of our messages.


* 8:00 - 8:30 Registration & Refreshments

* 8:30 - 8:40 Welcome
Ryan Olson, Ph.D., Assistant Scientist, CROET, OHSU

* 8:40 - 9:30 Relative Effectiveness of Training Methods: Comparative Results from Meta-analyses of the Workplace Safety Training Literature
Rommel Salvador, Ph.D., Milgard School of Business, University of Washington at Tacoma

* 9:30 - 9:45 Break

* 9:45 - 10:45 Building our Community of Practice: Is My Space Really our Space?
Max Lum, Ed.D., M.P.A., Consultant Communication and Reseach Translation, Office of the Director, NIOSH-CDC, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

* 10:45 -11:30 Safety Communications and Mobile Devices
Dr. Ryan Olson, CROET, OHSU

* 11:30 -12:15 Lunch (provided)

* 12:15- 1:00 Science Messaging in the Internet Era: A Case Study
Dede Montgomery, MS, CIH, Occupational Health and Safety Specialist, CROET, OHSU; Melanie Mesaros, Public Information Officer, Oregon OSHA

* 1:00 - 1:45 Diffusion of Occupational Safety and Health Innovations
James Dearing, Ph.D., Institute for Health Research, Co-Director, Center for Health Dissemination and Implementation Research, Director, CRN Cancer Communication Research Center, Denver, CO

* 1:45 - 2:00 Break

* 2:00 - 3:00 Case Studies

o Successes with Twitter
Lise Harwin, Communications Director, American Red Cross - Oregon Trail Chapter
o Challenges, Rewards and Messages in Training Construction Pre-Apprentices
Steve Hecker, Senior Lecturer, Director of Continuing Education, University of Washington
o Communication within a Construction Firm: A collaboration between Colorado State University and Temp-Control Mechanical
Tony Barsotti, Corporate Safety Professional, Temp-Control Mechanical

* 3:00 - 3:30 Panel Q and A's and Summary
All speakers

Registration and Fees:

Fee includes refreshments, lunch and parking.

$60 by June 2, 2011 ($75 the day of the symposium)

$30 reduced registrations for Oregon government agencies (city/county/state), educational institutions, labor unions, companies with fewer than 25 employees, non-profit organizations and students.

$20 for live webinar only

Continuing Education

This symposium has been approved by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) for 0.5 point per 0.5 day, 1.0 Industrial Hygiene points. It has also been approved for continuing education points by the Oregon State Association of Occupational Health Nurses for occupational health nurses.

Webinar & Live Audience Polling

CROET intends to again provide this symposium as a webinar. They will provide details by email to those registering for this option or contact you may contact them directly.

CROET also intends to utilize live polling during the event for live attendees using Turning Point technology and software. This will allow polling through i-pods and some telephones. We will provide more details on this to those who register for the event.

brochure available here.

Online Registration now available here.

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