Monthly Archives: September 2016

GOSH Conference Call for Nominations

Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Conference March 6–9, 2017 Oregon Convention Center Award Categories Workplace Safety Program Association Safety Committee Safety and Health Advocate (Individual or Team) Safety and Health Professional (Industry Specific) Nominate Today Nomination Deadline October 23, 2016 … Continue reading

DOSH Hazard Alert: Lead Exposure During Cable De-Tensioning Work

The Hazard Source Workers using thermal cutting tools (e.g., an exothermic slice torch) to de-tension (or destress) cables embedded in concrete structures are exposed to lead and other hazardous metals. Lead is present in the metal wedges used to hold … Continue reading

Dividends for Workers’ Comp Participants

Board of Directors Declares Two Dividends At a recent meeting of SAIF Corporation’s Board of Directors, the board reviewed SAIF’s financial results and declared dividends to be paid during October to more than 46,000 eligible policyholders with policy expiration dates … Continue reading

Regional Suicide Summit Focuses on Construction

A critical conversation… Oregon is a top 10 state for suicide The construction industry is #2 in suicide deaths per 100,000 employees, and #1 for number of employee deaths by suicide More than 43,000 suicides occur anually, exceeding the number … Continue reading

Sept 26–30 is Employee Voter Registration Week

Employee Voter Registration Week: September 26–30, 2016 AGC of America, along with other industry groups across the country, will kick off Employee Voter Registration Week on September 26. The construction industry and the millions of workers it employs have much … Continue reading

Is It Tough Finding Qualified Craft Workers? You’re Not Alone!

Two-Thirds of Contractors Have a Hard Time Finding Qualified Craft Workers to Hire Amid Growing Construction Demand, National Survey Finds Demand, National Survey Finds Click graphics to view interactive version. Click graphics to view interactive version. Two-thirds of construction firms … Continue reading

CEM 50th Anniversary Celebration

This fall, the Construction Engineering Management program at Oregon State’s College of Engineering will turn 50 and you are invited to join the School of Civil and Construction Engineering for two days of special events commemorating this landmark anniversary. During … Continue reading

Safety Advisory: Respirator Cartridges Packaged Incorrectly

MSA recently learned that two lots of Advantage P100 Cartridges and one lot of Advantage GMAP100 Cartridges were packaged in plastic bags identified as containing GME-P100 Cartridges. Since the cartridges are less protective than the bags indicate, there is a … Continue reading

Save The Dates!

Join Us At These Upcoming Chapter Events   October 13, CLC Billiards Tournament, Uptown Billiards, Portland October 15, Oregon State University AGC Student Chapter Tailgate Party, Reser Stadium Decmeber 2, AGC Poker Tournament, Jackson County Expo, Central Point January 27, AGC … Continue reading