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Training & Education

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
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

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


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 26 – Chelan

Preparing for DOSH inspections
Leading safety discussions

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

October 27 – Chelan

Safety audit & hazard assessment
Return to Work

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.

To make reservations, please call 1-800-553-8225. Use the AWC group code 380-983 to take advantage of the AWC discounted rate. Please note: AWC will audit for duplicate reservations and for reservations made prior to registering for the event.

If you are also attending the Member Expo, October 27 and 28, please inform the hotel when making arrangements so that your hotel reservation for October 26 can be consolidated.

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 Gig Harbor – September 22, 23, October 13, 14!

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.