POSTPONED – 3/16/2020 Today we made the difficult decision to postpone the Pocatello Safety Fest scheduled for April 14-16, 2020. We are doing this at the recent recommendations to enhance the health and safety of the community, minimizing the spread COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
As you know from past Safety Fest events, the health and safety of our community is the top priority. We are looking at rescheduling the event in October 2020. More decisions will be made and more communication will come in the coming months. These measures are being taken out of an abundance of caution, hoping to helping slow the transmission of COVID-19, keeping our community safe and healthy.
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Welcome to Safety Fest of the Great Northwest Pocatello
2020 is our 11th year serving the Pocatello area!
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Safety Fest of the Great Northwest Pocatello is an annual training event that offers over 40 FREE safety and health training courses to workers, supervisors, and managers of all levels. We offer this benefit to the community to provides safety and health training in an effort to help reduce fatalities, injuries and illnesses. We focus on keeping these trainings free so that local small businesses with minimal or non-existent training budgets never have to suffer when it comes to safety training.
The Pocatello Safety Fest event is scheduled for April 14-16, 2020 and will include a vendor show on April 14th and 15th. New – Thursday Demonstration (Demo) Day! To best utilize the vendor area at the hotel we are offering an option for vendors to display on Thursday from 7:30 am to 1 pm. We want the focus on Thursday to be about demonstrations, simulations and hands-on activities.
Event: April 14-16, 2020
Registration: Registration is open February 19th thru March 31st, 2020 (Class Schedule PDF)
Many classes fill up right away. We recommend you create an account online before registration opens to speed up your process.
Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center – Map
1555 Pocatello Creek Rd.
Pocatello, ID 83201
The Slip Simulator provides a safe environment where people can experience walking postures that may result in a slip/fall, and learn the safe method for navigating treacherous conditions. This is an interactive, fun, educational and interesting dynamic learning tool. It will be located outside the event and ran by Denise Serr and Industrial Hygiene and Industrial Safety Engineer with over 20 years of experience at the Idaho National Laboratory.
The always popular Trade Show and Vendor Bingo will be Tuesday and Wednesday with a prize drawing Wednesday at noon. This is a great opportunity to see new safety products and services and talk with the company representatives directly- plus win some cool prizes!
Thursday Demonstration (Demo) Day! To best utilize the vendor area at the hotel we are offering an option for vendors to display on Thursday from 7:30 am to 1 pm. We want the focus on Thursday to be about demonstrations, simulations and hands-on activities.
|Demo Day Activities – Thursday, April 16, 2020
No registration is required for these activities.
|INL Fire Prevention Trailer (outside)||7:30 AM||1:00 PM|
|INL Slip Simulator (outside)||7:30 AM||1:00 PM|
|Power Town Demonstration (inside)||7:30 AM||1:00 PM|
|Shoot Simulator (outside)||7:30 AM||1:00 PM|
To sign up for classes you need to create an account on the Pocatello Safety Fest website under the Account Registration tab. To make your registration process go quicker we recommend you create an account prior to the registration start dates.
Walk-ins and No Shows
If you did not get into all the classes you wanted, please come to the registration desk at class time and students will be added on a first-come, first-served basis as space permits. Please do not be late for your class or your spot will be filled, and please DON’T be a “No Show”. It is highly frowned upon when students are a no show for class. That is a seat that could have been filled by another willing student. Please respect that all our instructors volunteer their time and material to teach at Safety Fest.
At the registration desk we post the list of classes for the day that still have openings. We encourage walk-ins for those courses, so please just stop by and see us.
As always, we could not do this event without all of the support and contributions from our Founding Partners, Community Partners, Sponsors, Vendors, Instructors and all our volunteers. Be sure to recognize these community advocates of safety for all of the great support they have provided over the years.
Not in the Pocatello area? Visit one of the other Safety Fest Locations:
To find out about other Safety Fest events around the state click HERE.
Title Sponsor – Idaho State Insurance Fund (SIF)