Monthly Archives: November 2016

Countdown to First National Traffic Incident Response Week

This month, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and its partners began a year-long effort to engage state DOTs, first responders, community traffic reporters, drivers’ education instructors, grassroots preparedness organizations, and motorists as part of preparation for the first National Traffic … Continue reading

Seasonal Employees Need Safety Training, Too!

As companies rush to hire workers for the holiday season, SAIF has tips on how to provide safety training to new employees of all ages Whether it’s your first job or a way to supplement your career, working during the … Continue reading

Are you planning for the Annual Business Meeting? We are!

January 27, 2017 DoubleTree by Hilton – Portland 1000 NE Multnomah, Portland, OR The Annual Business Meeting is packed full of relevant information: a state of the industry report, political updates, and professional education. Featured throughout the day is the … Continue reading

Join us for the Rogue Valley Poker Tournament

Register now! We only have eight spots left! Having a hard time logging in? Email Viktoria or call her at 971-272-3449. Date: December 2, 2016 Time: 5:30 pm Location: Jackson County Expo Mace Building, 1 Peninger Rd., Central Point, OR … Continue reading

New Silica Guide from SAIF Corporation

Silica Guide From SAIF Corporation Overview and Applicability The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued new rules to protect workers from occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The original permissible exposure limit (PEL) used by OSHA to … Continue reading

OP-ED: 2016 elections are over – where do we go from here?

Nearly 50 years ago, another Republican President-elect, Richard Nixon, spoke of the “silent majority.” He described these Americans as a large and normally undemonstrative cross-section of the country that just went about their business. These Americans worked hard and didn’t … Continue reading

ODOT Questions Needed for APAO Conference

Annual Asphalt Pavement Conference February 21, 2017 Valley River Inn, Eugene, Ore. The paving conference will feature topics including technological advancements in roadway safety technology (developed from anti-missile technology), using technology in roadway construction, advancements in pavement design, and the … Continue reading

Construction Employment Numbers are Up!

Construction Firms Add 11,000 Employees in October as Sector’s Employment is at the Highest Level Since December 2008, Despite Drop in Public Spending Private-Sector Demand Pushes Number of Unemployed Construction Workers to Lowest Level in Ten Years as Firms Boost … Continue reading

The Importance of Balance in Government

The Ancient Greeks spoke and wrote of the importance of balance. This concept embodied the ideals of excellence of character and soundness of mind, which when combined in one well-balanced individual leads to other qualities, such as temperance, moderation, prudence … Continue reading

Sponsor the Annual Business Meeting

Friday, January 27 at the Double Tree by Hilton Portland The Annual Business Meeting is packed full of relevant information: a state of the industry report, political updates, and professional education. Featured throughout the day is an Industry Showcase, the … Continue reading


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