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AWC Workers' Comp Retro Program

Retro Safety Academy

October 26-27 – Chelan
Campbell's Resort
104 W Woodin Ave
Chelan, WA 98816
Held prior to Member Expo
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

Chelan – October 26 Wenatchee
12:30 pm Registration 8:30 am Registration
1 – 4 pm Workshops 9 am – 12:15 pm Workshops
Chelan – October 27 12:15 – 1:15 pm Lunch (not provided)
8 am Registration 1:15 – 2:45 pm Workshop
8:30 – 11:45 am Workshop 2:45 – 3 pm Discussion/Questions


October 26 – Chelan

Preparing for DOSH inspections
Leading safety discussions

November 2 – Wenatchee

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

November 30 – Wenatchee

Office ergonomics & office safety
Leverage your lift
Safety committees

October 27 – Chelan

Safety audit & hazard assessment
Return to Work

November 3 – Wenatchee

Leading safety discussions
Accident investigations
Preparing for DOSH inspections

December 1 – Wenatchee

Return to Work
Chemical hazard communications & industrial hygiene
Hearing conservation

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

Hotel reservations for Chelan

The registration fee for the Chelan Retro Safety Academy training on October 26 and 27 includes one night hotel stay at Campbell's Resort for the night of the 26th, courtesy of the AWC Retro program.

We are currently sold out of rooms in our block.

Hotel cancellations

To make changes to your reservation or to cancel, please call the hotel directly at 1-800-553-8225. Hotels will impose penalty charges for cancellations made less than one week prior to the date of check in and for the cost of one night's stay for no-shows. AWC is not responsible for penalty charges.


Bob Meyer, Certified Safety Professional, ergo SAVVY

Registration and fees

Register now for Chelan – October 26-27!

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

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

See AWC’s conference and workshop terms of agreement for information on our refund/cancellation policy.


Workshop information
Ian Payne
(360) 753-4137

Registration or cancellation questions and special accommodations
Please contact us at least seven business days prior to the workshop if any disability accommodations are needed. 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.