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TREN SPECIAL EVENT: What is in a safety plan and program?

Tuesday, June 17, 2008
7:15 AM to 8:30 AM
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Location: Richland Community Center

View the Safety Manuals presentation. 

The TREN Special Event, "What is in a safety plan and program?" will be presented by Sharon Dossett of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). The presentation will cover the regulatory requirements and core components of a safety program and teach individuals and organizations how to assemble their own comprehensive safety plans. Additionally, Sharon will discuss how PNNL works with small businesses to ensure the quality and implementation of their safety plans.

What You'll Learn

  • The purpose of having a safety plan/program
  • The components that make up a comprehensive safety plan/program
  • Best practices related to safety - safety is more than just a requirement
  • Resources available to help produce quality safety plans/programs

Who Should Attend

  • Business owners and managers
  • Safety leaders of organizations
  • Individuals looking for advice on how to develop or improve safety plans


There is no charge to attend. You must pre-register by Friday, June 13 to attend.  Space is limited, so register early. A continental breakfast will be provided.

To register, please e-mail: or call Alice Ettesvold at (509) 375-2068 with the following information for each attendee: name, company/organization affiliation, phone number, and e-mail.

Note: Room capacity is limited. Preference is given to technology-based businesses and economic development professionals.

For More Information

Alice Ettesvold

(509) 375-2068

About the Speaker

Sharon Dossett, Safety and Health Division Manager, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), has nearly 30 years experience overseeing environment, safety, health, and quality programs. Her career spans 17 years with the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and the past 12 years with Battelle and other Hanford contractors, serving DOE and the Hanford Site. Sharon's main areas of expertise fall under: Radiological protection, environmental monitoring, radioanalysis, industrial hygiene, and occupational safety. Additionally, Sharon has led PNNL's safety program-the Voluntary Protection Program-to Gold Star status, the highest level of achievement. Sharon has a Bachelors of Science degree Engineering Physics from Pacific Lutheran University, a Masters in Health Physics from Georgia Institute of Technology and is a Certified Health Physicist by the American Board of Health Physics, as well as a Certified Safety Professional by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.


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