January LCHRMA Presentation
Cascadia Subduction Zone: Getting Ready For the Big One
Lower Columbia HR Management Association is pleased to welcome Patrick Corcoran of OSU:  He may not be able to help us avoid “the big one,” but he can help us prepare.  His presentation:  Cascadia Subduction Zone:  Getting Ready for the Big One. Summary:  How ready can you be for a large-scale natural disaster?  Have you developed “an attitude of expectation?”  Patrick will address what we managers and business owners need to consider for our employees (as well as ourselves!) regarding earthquakes and tsunamis.  He will briefly cover the science of earthquakes and tsunamis and will focus mostly on the implications for employers and employees.  This presentation will be driven by participant questions and will focus on our “what if?” scenarios.

Bio:  Patrick Corcoran is an associate professor in the Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. Pat’s job is to help build community resilience to coastal natural hazards. He has for the past decade been working out of the Clatsop County OSU Extension office in Astoria, and serves as its administrator.

Meeting Specifics:  The meeting will be held Wednesday, January 7, 2014, at NEW LOCATION!! the Buoy Beer Company, Number One Eighth Street in Astoria:  from 11:30am to 1:00pm.  Anyone with an interest in the topic is welcome to attend.  Register online at by January 2.  The cost, including lunch, is $15 for SHRM members, $20 for non-members, and $12.50 for students.   One hour of HRCI continuing education credit for this event is pending approval.  For any questions, email Stacey Brown at 

WA Labor and Employment Law Update
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