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Annual Workers Memorial Day Ceremony: April 28

Not all Oregon families experience the safe return of their loved ones following a day at work. Oregon workers who died on the job will be honored with a ceremony Friday, April 28, at noon in Salem. The state’s Occupational … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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

Join us for the 2017 Legislative Session Sneak Preview at the ABM

  Opening Keynote 8:30–9:30am 2017 Legislative Session Sneak Preview An insider preview on what business can expect in Oregon’s 2017 Legislative Session from three long-time Oregon business lobbyists. Moderated by John Rakowitz, Director of Public and Strategic Affairs, AGC Oregon-Columbia … Continue reading

Jordan Cove Supporters Going Back to FERC

Jordan Cove LNG has finalized its optimized project design and intends to file a new application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. “While the decision on Friday was disappointing, we remain committed to this project,” said Betsy Spomer, CEO of Jordan … Continue reading


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