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AWC Workers' Comp Retro Program

Retro Safety Academy

September 22, 23, October 13, 14 – Gig Harbor
Gig Harbor City Hall
3510 Grandview St.
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
November 2, 3, 30, December 1 – Wenatchee
Wenatchee City Hall
129 South Chelan
Wenatchee, WA 98801

Are you responsible for your jurisdiction’s safety program? Have you experienced an increase in on-the-job injuries? Interested in learning more about ways to keep your workplace safe? If so, AWC’s Retro Program is offering workshops to help you navigate workplace safety issues.

Retro Safety Academy is an excellent opportunity for your organization to strengthen its safety culture and awareness. We encourage all Retro members to have at least one person attend trainings; attendees that complete the training will be able to bring practical safety suggestions, samples and tools back to their workplace.

AWC's Retro Safety Academy is a 12-class training course covering workplace safety topics applicable to municipal organizations. Attendees will learn about compliance with state safety standards and best practices for building strong safety cultures in their organizations.

Who should attend

  • Members of the AWC Workers’ Compensation Retro Program
  • City staff responsible for risk management/loss control/safety
  • Safety committee members
  • Human resource, public works employees and supervisors, building inspectors and other field employees

Agenda & schedule

8:30 am Registration
9 am – 12:15 pm Workshops
12:15 – 1:15 pm Lunch (not provided)
1:15 – 2:45 pm Workshop
2:45 – 3 pm Discussion/Questions


September 22 – Gig Harbor
November 2 – Wenatchee

Management’s role in safety
How accidents happen
Safety audit & hazard assessment

September 23 – Gig Harbor
November 3 – Wenatchee

Leading safety discussions
Accident investigations
Preparing for DOSH inspections

October 13 – Gig Harbor
November 30 – Wenatchee

Office ergonomics & office safety
Leverage your lift
Safety committees

October 14 – Gig Harbor
December 1 – Wenatchee

Return to Work
Chemical hazard communications & industrial hygiene
Hearing conservation

For a detailed course information for all dates, click here.


Bob Meyer, Certified Safety Professional, ergo SAVVY

Registration and fees

Register now for Gig Harbor – September 22, 23, October 13, 14!

Register now for Wenatchee – November 2, 3, 30, December 1!

AWC Workers’ Comp Retro Program members registration – Free
Non-Retro members registration – $240


Workshop information
Ian Payne
(360) 753-4137

Registration or cancellation questions and special accommodations
For TDD users, please use the state’s toll-free relay service, (800) 833-6388, and ask the operator to dial the AWC number.

Retro Safety Coordinator (RSC) Program

Available to Retro program members only

AWC’s Retro Program sponsors the Retro Safety Coordinator program to recognize educational achievement and professional excellence in workplace safety. This program consists of 12 required courses. For more information on the Retro Safety Coordinator Program click here.