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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

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

Vote in the DJC Reader Rankings

Nominate your favorite firms, things and places for the first-ever DJC Reader Rankings—an awards program voted on by your peers Later this year, the Daily Journal of Commerce will launch the first DJC Reader Rankings, which will ask readers to … Continue reading

Young Employees: Tell Us About Workplace Safety

Are you a worker in Oregon 18–25 years old? If so, the Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition wants to hear from you! Take this short 16 question survey by March 31 for a chance to win one of four $25 … Continue reading

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


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