Monthly Archives: April 2016

Distracted Driving Awareness Month Wraps Up

April 2016: National Distracted Driving Awareness Month 2010–2014 Distracted driving in Oregon Driver distracted, inattentive, distracted by passenger and/or driver using cell phone Total Crashes Fatal Crashes Deaths All Injuries 16,987 58 58 14,186 Crashes involving a driver reported to … Continue reading

Eligible Grant Funded Activity for Highway and Non-Road Diesel

Eligible Grant Funded Activity for Highway and Non-Road Diesel The Department of Environmental Quality has nearly $500,000 to support clean diesel upgrade projects focusing on construction equipment operating primarily in Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington counties. Participants are subject to federal … Continue reading

AGCA: Members’ Input Needed on EPA Proposed 2017 CGP

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is asking for public input on its proposed 2017 Construction General Permit, which authorizes stormwater discharge from construction sites. Although the Agency’s general permit directly applies in only a handful of states and territories, it … Continue reading

OP-ED: How companies can ensure safety excellence

This column originally appeared in The Daily Journal of Commerce in Buildings Bridges and Roads By: Mike Salsgiver Throughout the devastating recession, companies were forced to downsize. It would be easy to conclude that safety would be another economic casualty … Continue reading

SAIF’s 2015 Annual Report

SAIF’s 2015 Annual Report: What We Stand For SAIF’s annual report is much more than charts and numbers. It defines who they are and what they stand for as they begin the next 100 years of helping injured workers heal, … Continue reading

AGCA Files Suit to Block Misguided Silica Rule

AGC of America, working closely with the Louisiana AGC chapter, has taken an important legal step in reaction to the Obama administration’s recently released silica rule. On Monday, April 4, 2016, the Louisiana AGC filed a challenge to OSHA’s final … Continue reading

Chapter Board Endorses IP65

Initiative Supports Career Technical Education in Oregon High Schools Today the Associated General Contractors Oregon-Columbia Chapter (AGC) Board of Directors voted to support Initiative Petition (IP) 65 (, a ballot initiative that requires state funding for career technical education, college … Continue reading

Williams Represents Oregon as AGCA Treasurer

Scott Williams, Associated General Contractors of America Treasurer – 2016 At the 2016 AGC of America Convention, Scott Williams was named 2016 Treasurer for the national organization. Scott is president of Hamilton Construction, a regional heavy/highway contractor, with offices in Oregon, … Continue reading