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9 Ways to Help Workers Keep Healthy Resolutions

Nine Ways Employers Can Help Workers Keep Healthy Resolutions Information provided by SAIF With 2017 kicking off this week, there’s a topic that’s on many Oregonians’ minds: their New Year’s resolution. But, as we clean out our pantries of junk … Continue reading

The Future of Workforce Development Starts Now

The Future of Workforce Development Starts Now By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER Regardless of the technological advancements that are developed, the most important part of the construction industry is its people. After all, that is what workforce development … Continue reading

ODOT Questions Needed for APAO Conference

Annual Asphalt Pavement Conference February 21, 2017 Valley River Inn, Eugene, Ore. The paving conference will feature topics including technological advancements in roadway safety technology (developed from anti-missile technology), using technology in roadway construction, advancements in pavement design, and the … Continue reading

Construction Employment Numbers are Up!

Construction Firms Add 11,000 Employees in October as Sector’s Employment is at the Highest Level Since December 2008, Despite Drop in Public Spending Private-Sector Demand Pushes Number of Unemployed Construction Workers to Lowest Level in Ten Years as Firms Boost … Continue reading

OR Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Big River Const.

Oregon Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Big River Construction, Affirming Lower Court’s Judgment Against the City of Tillamook Court affirms that the City of Tillamook Breached its Contract with Big River Construction Originally published by Schwabe, Williamson & … Continue reading

It’s Safety Awards Time!

The Benefit’s in the Process… The Oregon-Columbia Chapter ROSE Award (Recognition of Safety Excellence) and the AGC of America CSEA (Construction Safety Excellence Award) process has begun. Many see the safety awards process as a vehicle to recognize only companies … Continue reading

WSDOT Disparity Study Stakeholder Meeting

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is conducting a disparity study to examine its contracting practices and review its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. The disparity study seeks to determine whether minority- and women-owned firms have access to full … Continue reading

GOSH Conference Call for Nominations

Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Conference March 6–9, 2017 Oregon Convention Center Award Categories Workplace Safety Program Association Safety Committee Safety and Health Advocate (Individual or Team) Safety and Health Professional (Industry Specific) Nominate Today Nomination Deadline October 23, 2016 … Continue reading

Regional Suicide Summit Focuses on Construction

A critical conversation… Oregon is a top 10 state for suicide The construction industry is #2 in suicide deaths per 100,000 employees, and #1 for number of employee deaths by suicide More than 43,000 suicides occur anually, exceeding the number … Continue reading

Sept 26–30 is Employee Voter Registration Week

Employee Voter Registration Week: September 26–30, 2016 AGC of America, along with other industry groups across the country, will kick off Employee Voter Registration Week on September 26. The construction industry and the millions of workers it employs have much … Continue reading


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