By Barb Epstien, MPH, CIH Industrial Hygienist Everyone’s probably familiar with the “Focus Four” construction safety program, right? It’s been around for 25 years and targets the top four fatal
Author: Travis Stone
There’s still time to join this important campaign to raise awareness of the safety, effectiveness, and benefits of COVID-19 vaccination among construction workers. Participating is simple – encourage your members
Written by Barb Epstien, MPH, CIH Industrial Hygienist For many companies, managing COVID-19 risks has included prolonged building closures, and many in-person operations have been brought to a halt. Building
By Andrew Haymart, CHST, Industrial Hygiene Technician Carbon Monoxide (CO), often called the invisible killer, is an odorless, colorless, tasteless, and poisonous gas; CO overexposure that causes thousands of people
The Grand ROSE Award Winner was announced at the safety awards breakfast during the AGC Annual Business Meeting on February 5. This year’s Grand ROSE Award winner is Colas Construction,
Written by Andy Haymart, CHST Industrial Hygiene Technician A new OR-OSHA rule for airborne exposure to manganese is expected to be published later this year. In the proposed rule, occupational
National Ladder Safety Month It is imperative that we all continue to place serious and effective focus on ladder safety. Unsafe Behaviors Causing Accidents and Injuries: Improper type of ladder
March is National Ladder Safety Month. It is imperative that we all continue to place serious and effective focus on ladder safety. This blog summarizes an article, “The Importance of
The Oregon-Columbia Chapter employs a team of nine safety professionals across the state that provides a wealth of expertise in safety and health related services unequaled in the construction industry.
Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 320 of the 1,008 construction fatalities recorded in 2018 (BLS data).