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OP-ED: It’s transportation safety awareness month

With spring temperatures finally on the rise and more sun in our forecast, construction work across the region is in full swing. Across the city and up and down the I-5 corridor, drivers are seeing a large number of work … Continue reading

Safety Break for Oregon is May 10

Why Take a Safety Break? When workers return home safe to their families at the end of the day, workers’ compensation and insurance costs are reduced, and productivity improves when workers know they are performing in a safe environment. Your … Continue reading

National Stand Down to Prevent Falls in Construction May 8–12

National Fall Safety Stand-Down Free webinar and live Facebook chat on roofing and construction safety to be held as part of National Safety Stand-Down to raise awareness of fall hazards OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and … Continue reading

WISHA Confined Spaces Stakeholder Mtg: 5/4

Confined Spaces – Chapter 296-809 WAC Stakeholder Meeting A stakeholder meeting is set for 9 am–12 pm, May 4, 2017, at the Tukwila service location to receive comments on a draft for the Confined Space proposed rule. The Occupational Safety … Continue reading

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


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