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Fines Are Double in Work Zones 24/7…Workers or Not.

Some drivers think that when they don’t see workers, there’s no need to slow down. Not true. Here are just a few reasons why driving above the posted speed limit in a work zone can be dangerous at all times. … Continue reading

Respect the Zone: Slow Down in Work Zones

On any given day, there are more than 500 active work zones in the state of Oregon, and they operate day and night. It’s imperative that motorists slow down and drive with focus as they approach, enter, and travel through work … Continue reading

Work Zone Crashes: An Avoidable Tragedy

May is Oregon Transportation Safety Month! Information provided by the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Don’t Zone Out: Work Zone Safety Month

May 2017 is Transportation Safety Awareness Month and Oregon’s Kick off to the Work Zone Construction Season Drivers traveling Oregon roads are asked to recognize the importance of slowing down and driving with focus as they approach, enter, and travel … 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

Construction spending continues record streak

Construction spending is at record levels for the second straight month in March and is up 4.9 percent for the first three months of year compared to the same period in 2016, despite dipping slightly compared to February, according to … 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

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

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


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