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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



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

2024 Topics Include:

Advanced Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis
Aerial Work Platforms
Boots on The Ground Ergonomics
Coaching Plain and Simple
Confined Spaces
Construction Workers Rights for Correct Pay Under Wage & Hour Laws
CPR & First Aid
Effective Communication
Effective Training Methods
Employee Well Being: A Holistic Approach
Fall Protection
Foundations of Safety Leadership
HAZWOPER Refresher
Hearing Conservation
Heat and Cold Stress
Heat Illness Prevention (Presenter via Zoom)
Implementing and Effective Respiratory Protection Program
Incident Investigations
Intergenerational Synergy: Harnessing Diverse Perspectives for Success
Is Your Workplace Psychologically Safe
New Frontiers: Starting a Course for Personal & Professional Success in the Modern Workplace
OSHA # 7115 Lockout/Tagout
OSHA #7215 Silica in Construction, Maritime and General Industry
OSHA #7410 Managing Excavation / Trenching Operations
OSHA #7505 Introduction to Incident (Accident) Investigation
OSHA #7515 Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)
OSHA #7845 Recordkeeping Rule Seminar
OSHA 10-Hour General Industry
OSHA Case Studies (Presenter via Zoom)
Preparing for Difficult Conversations
Proven Highway Safety Countermeasures
Respiratory Protection
Safe Digging
Scaffold User
Silica Hazard Awareness for General Industry and Construction (Presenter via Zoom)
The Case for Conduct of Operations (Con Ops) for Everyday Lives
"The First 72-Hours" Management of the Documentation for Major Accident Scenes
The History and Importance of the Life Safety Code (NFPA-101)
The Power of Positive Thinking
Trench and Excavation Hazard Awareness (Presenter via Zoom)
Understanding Combustible Dust Hazards
Untangling Performance Problems
Using Human Performance Improvement to Determine if You are Safe?
What's New in the 11th Edition of the MUTCD
Work Comp 101
Workplace Active Aggressor Preparedness

and more!



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: