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    2015 Southern Oregon Occupational Safety & Health Conference - Session 4 "Safety and HR Certifications Explained – How Your Company Can Best Leverage These Talent Markers"

    Date: October 15, 2015, 8:45am – 10:15am
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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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    Safety and HR Certifications Explained – How Your Company Can Best Leverage These Talent Markers

    Ever wonder what all those initials and designations after a person’s name signify in the safety and HR fields? Attend this engaging program full of valuable information on both safety and HR certifications, including their respective processes, and walk away not only knowing the definitions of the certifications, but the benefits associated with them. Methods of qualifying, associated costs, and the value an employer would gain from having employees earn these designations are discussed, as well as how your company can strategically plot your succession planning for future key positions within the safety and HR discipline using these talent markers.

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

    Pam Ahr 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.

    Tanya Haakinson, PHR, SHRM-CP  |  Safety Director   |  Timber Products Company, Medford

    Tanya Haakinson is currently the Safety Director at Timber Products Company. Her recent positions include a HR & Safety Manager role at SierraPine, a HR Manager role at Macy’s, as well as an Industrial Recruiter for Express Employment Professionals. She has been working in Human Resources for the past 13 years and is currently serving on the Rogue Valley SHRM board as President and also serves on the Rogue Workforce Partnership board. She is heavily involved with ASSE, RSA, and the STEM Alliance. She holds a Bachelor’s in Business Management with a HR Minor. She earned her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certification in 2011 and became a SHRM-Certified Professional in 2014. Additionally, she has completed a Safety & Health Leadership Certificate from the University of Washington/OSHA Outreach Center in 2013.

    Credits:  1.5 SHRM credits available & No 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.