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Tony Marker and Rebecca Mirsky

By: Sherry Squires   Published 10:06 am / January 30, 2013

Tony Marker, associate professor in Instructional & Performance Technology, and Rebecca Mirsky, associate professor in Construction Management, presented a session on sustainability for the 8th annual Boise Safety Fest of the Great Northwest, held Jan. 22-25. Their session was one of 66 different classes offered over the four-day conference, and was included by popular request. Participants included contractors, construction and general industry professionals, professional technical educators and others interested in improving the safety performance of their business.

After a short intro to “Sustainability 101,” Marker shared a framework and tips for creating a sustainable business, including several local case studies. Mirsky followed with an overview of sustainability reporting using the framework designed by the Global Reporting Initiative.

The annual Safety Fest of the Great Northwest was hosted this year by the URS Corporation, the Boise area and Region 10 offices of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Idaho Associated General Contractors (AGC), the State of Idaho’s Division of Professional Technical Education, the University of Washington, and Idaho’s OSHA Consultation Program at Boise State.

More information about the Safety Fest is available here.