Monthly Archives: April 2017

Safety Week 2017: May 1–5

Safety Week 2017, We are Stronger and Safety Together. Being safe every day on every job site crosses competitive boundaries. That’s why construction businesses have banded together to create and celebrate Safety Week, running this year from Monday, May 1 … Continue reading

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

3,477 People Killed by Distracted Driving in 2015 391,000 People Injured by Distracted Driving in 2015 660,000 Drivers Using Electronic Devices While Driving During the Day Technology allows us to make phone calls, dictate texts or emails and update social … Continue reading

CTE funding is (still) sorely needed

The crippling of the education pipeline for construction and other basic industries must end. As Spring Break comes to an end for many of Oregon’s students, you can almost hear the familiar sighs in the hallways as students reluctantly head … Continue reading

Work Zone Awareness Lasts All Year

This year’s Work Zone Awareness Week is coming to a close. April 3–7 was recognized as National Work Zone Awareness Week, and motorists across the country have been encouraged to drive with extreme care and caution and “expect the unexpected” … Continue reading

Contractor Tool and Equipment Sale

General contractor Robertson, Hay & Wallace is closing its doors. The late Ian Robertson was a believer of “re-cycle, re-use, and re-purpose,” and following his philosophy, their tools and equipment are up for sale. The sale is targeted to general … Continue reading

AGCA: US OSHA Delays Silica Standard Enforcement

On April 6, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it will delay enforcement of the respirable crystalline standard for construction for three months—until Sept. 23, 2017. In its announcement, OSHA explained that the construction silica standard … Continue reading

Support the Oregon Food Bank Through Canstruction

This year Canstruction Design and Build Competition will celebrate its 21st year. The event will be held at Pioneer Place September 2017 to coincide with Oregon Food Bank’s Hunger Awareness Month. Last year they passed the ONE MILLION meals mark … Continue reading


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