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    2015 Southern Oregon Occupational Safety & Health Conference - Session 2 "HR and Safety Committees: A Perfect Fit"

    Date: October 14, 2015, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
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    Ashland Hills Hotel
    2525 Ashland St
    Ashland, OR 97520
    (541) 482-8310
    $75 - $85 Full Day Seminar
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    HR and Safety Committees:  A Perfect Fit

    Safety committees are most effective when they are valued and supported at all levels of the organization. HR plays a key role in leading the safety committee to success.  For organizations to get beyond compliance and implement best practices, it requires a partnership between HR and the safety committee. HR professionals provide vital support to the safety committee through leadership, advice, reporting, trend analysis, safety committee candidate identification, encouraging employee engagement, and communication. Safety committees provide vital support to HR through their administration of the Safety and Health program. This team of safety advocates provides oversight, compliance, planning, investigation, analysis, and communication for the safety and health program. When the partnership between HR and the safety committee works well, employee learning and professional development advance, engagement and satisfaction increases, safety and health improves, and strategic outcomes are achieved. Learn how HR can make or break safety committee success and the effectiveness of the health and safety program.

    Pam Ahr, MBA, ARM, CSP  |  Senior Safety Management Consultant  |  SAIF Corporation, Medford

    Pam is a Senior Safety Management Consultant for SAIF Corporation in Medford. Prior to joining SAIF in October 2003, she worked for five years at Jackson County Roads and Parks Department as their safety and human resource manager. 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.

    Kathryn Reinhardt  |  Corporate HR/Loss Control Manager  |  Naumes, Inc., Medford

    Kathryn Reinhardt is currently the Corporate Human Resources and Loss Control Manager at Naumes, Inc. covering 3 states (OR, CA, WA). Her role spans Human Resources, Workers’ Compensation, and Safety and Health in the areas of policy and program development, training, mentoring, compliance, investigations, and legal. She has previously worked in the insurance and health care industries with her last position as a HR Administrator for a Water Well Drilling company in California. She has been working in Human Resources for the past ten years and in safety for the past 25 years. Kathryn currently serves on the Rogue Valley SHRM Board as the Workforce Readiness Director and is a member of the ASSE actively involved in the Southern Oregon Safety community. She has a Chapman University Bachelors degree in Organizational Leadership & Design with a minor in Communications.

    Credits:  1.5 SHRM credits available & 1.5 HRCI general credits available

    To receive your SHRM & HRCI Program Completion Credit Certificates, please send your registration confirmation from OR-OSHA and/or ASSE to  

    You'll receive your certificate via email.