Monthly Archives: March 2017

Blacklisting Regulation Repeal to Become Law Today

Thanks to AGC advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill, AGC and its members are on the verge of a major legislative victory: the repeal of the so-called “Blacklisting” regulations, which would have implemented President Obama’s “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive … Continue reading

Oregon Construction Jobs Grow to 98,200; Highest Since 2007

Forty-three states added construction jobs between February 2016 and February 2017 while 39 states added construction jobs between January and February, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today. Association officials … Continue reading

DOSH Resources to Help Prevent Serious Injuries and Falls

Labor and Industries’ Division of Occupational Safety & Health (DOSH) has noticed an increasing number of serious injuries due to falls from elevations, including ladders. DOSH has a web page full of ideas and resources that provides opportunity for your … Continue reading

Genie Lift Recall Notice

Genie Recall: Control System Malfunction Models Affected GS-3232 GS-4047 X-14 Issue Genie has determined that the control system utilized on the referenced machines can malfunction. A malfunctioning control system can result in the issues listed below: GS-3232: This control system … Continue reading

AGC Mourns Margaret Schommer, Longtime Industry Member

Margaret Schommer (1920–2017) June 21, 1920 Feb. 24, 2017 Margaret Schommer passed away peacefully, Feb. 24, 2017 at age 96. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Schommer. Margaret cherished her 35 years spent with her husband. Margaret … Continue reading

OP-ED: Construction’s next generation making connections at OSU

Across the United States, a reality of our education system is that 50 percent of high school students go to college, but only half of those students earn a degree. But the graduation rate for students in the Construction Engineering … Continue reading

Construction Jobs Jump 58,000 in February

Construction employment increased by 58,000 jobs in February to the highest level since November 2008 with gains in both residential and nonresidential segments, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. The association … Continue reading

2017 TopProjects Finalists Announced by DJC

2017 TopProjects Finalists Announced by DJC The Daily Journal of Commerce has named more than 90 finalists for the 2017 TopProjects awards competition recognizing the most outstanding projects completed last year in Oregon and Washington. Since its creation more than … Continue reading

Vote in the DJC Reader Rankings

Nominate your favorite firms, things and places for the first-ever DJC Reader Rankings—an awards program voted on by your peers Later this year, the Daily Journal of Commerce will launch the first DJC Reader Rankings, which will ask readers to … Continue reading

OROSHA Proposed Changes to Walking-Working Surfaces and PPE

Oregon OSHA – Proposed Changes to Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (Fall Protection Systems) in General Industry This rulemaking is to keep Oregon OSHA in harmony with recent changes to Federal OSHA’s standards. On November 18, 2016, federal OSHA … Continue reading


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