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2024 will be our 15th Year!


Safety Fest of the Great Northwest Pocatello is an annual training event that offers FREE safety and health training courses to workers, supervisors, and managers of all levels.  We offer this benefit to the community to provide safety and health training in an effort to help reduce fatalities, injuries, and illnesses.  We focus on keeping this training free so that local small businesses with minimal or non-existent training budgets never have to suffer when it comes to safety training.




May 7-9, 2024


2024 Safety Fest registration opens April 10, 2024.



After registration, please email to add/cancel any classes from your schedule.

2023 Topics Included:

Aerial Work Platforms
Coaching Plain and Simple
Comparing the Traditional Deficit verses the Strength Approach to Safety
Confined Spaces
Construction Focus Four and Heat Hazards
Controlling Workplace Hazards
CPR First Aid
Combustible Dust
Cybersecurity Awareness
Damage Prevention/Safe Digging
Effective Communication

Effectively Communicating in the Workplace
Excavations and Trenching
Fall Protection
Framing Issues Using a Strengths Approach
Hazwoper 8 Hour Refresher
Hearing Conservation
Heat and Cold Stress
Highway Safety Countermeasures That Work
Human Performance Improvement
Implementing an Effective Respiratory Protection Program
Improved Safety Performance using Behavior Design
Improving Physical Safety Through Psychological Safety
Learn About Child Labor Rights
Mental Health in Construction
OSHA #7205 Health Hazard Awareness and ARTBA Other Infectious Diseases
OSHA #7005 Warehousing and Storage
OSHA #7100 Machine Guarding
OSHA #7505 Introduction to Incident (Accident) Investigation
OSHA 10 Hour Construction
OSHA 10 Hour for General Industry
OSHA #7300 Understanding OSHA's Permit Required Confined Space Standards
OSHA #7405 Fall Hazard Awareness for The Construction Industry – Spanish
OSHA #7485 Recordkeeping Rule Seminar
Overview of Traffic Sign and Pavement Marking Retroreflectivity Requirements
Physical Therapy for Injury Prevention/Response
Practical Measures to Reduce Auto Risks
Raising and Resolving Employee Issues
Rigging Fundamentals
Scaffold User
SKYWARN spotter and Weather Safety Training
Spotter Safety
The History and Importance of the Life Safety Code (NFPA-101)
Well-Being, Engagement and Development
Workplace Active Aggressor Preparedness



In-person at ISU.


Rendezvous Complex at ISU

1111 Martin Luther King Jr Way

Pocatello, ID 83209



Parking around the COT/RFC Building - Lot R-08 - Download Map (PDF)


Who’s Invited to Attend

The Construction, General and Transportation Industries; highway jurisdictions, contractors and construction personnel; any business requiring safety related training.  As well as anyone who desires to improve the safety performance of their business/agency.



$0.00—all sessions are FREE


How to Register

A link will be added to this site. Please visit this page for more details, online registration opens April 10, 2023.



Want to be a part of keeping this valuable training free to our front line workers? 




Shirley Hockett

ISU Continuing Education/
921 South 8th Ave., Stop 8380

Pocatello, ID 83209
Office Phone: 208-282-2789




No Shows

Please do not be late for your class, and please DON’T be a “No Show”. 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.

Please email if you need to add/cancel any classes from your schedule.



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: