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Free AGC/NWUCA Safety and Health Forum

Don’t miss this opportunity to discuss best practices with your peers. Participate in our roundtable discussions with experts on the topics listed below, see what your peers are doing, and get some advice on how to improve your programs. Topics … Continue reading

What are the Annual Summary Posting Requirements

What are the Annual Summary Posting Requirements? OSHA 300A Summary  is the annual summary of injuries and illnesses recorded on your OSHA 300 log. Review the OSHA 300 log to verify that the entries are accurate and to correct deficiencies. … Continue reading

Congratulations Award Winners

Outstanding Members in Safety AGC Oregon-Columbia Chapter recognized several members at the annual Safety award Luncheon for their outstanding safety achievements.  Our guest speaker was Howard Mavity. The ROSE Award is Recognition of Safety Excellence and recognizes chapter leaders in … Continue reading

How to Mitigate Heart Disease in the Construction Industry

Seeing Red: How to Mitigate Heart Disease in the Construction Industry Why is being heart healthy important for the construction industry? Direct and indirect costs of cardiovascular diseases and stroke total more than $316.6 billion. That includes health expenditures and … Continue reading

Winter reminds us that safety must be embraced as a core value

With the colder-than-average winter weather across Oregon in the last month, safety has been a major concern for most of us in the construction industry — both employees and employers. Many companies talk about the importance of safety, and most … Continue reading

Young Employee Safety Survey

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 January 27th for a chance to win one of four $25 … Continue reading

SAIF Wants You To Walk Like a Penguin!

Walking like a penguin reduces slips, trips, and falls. With inclement weather arriving in some parts of the state and forecast for others, SAIF again wants to remind Oregonians to “walk like a penguin.” “Slips, trips, and falls are the … Continue reading

Worker Protection Standard Details Delay Decision

Oregon OSHA is delaying a decision on the details of the adoption of its proposed changes to the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) until January 31, 2017, in order to give the comments received due consideration. The proposed changes are in … Continue reading

Inclement Weather Can Mean an Increase in Injured Workers

SAIF Reminds Employers to Take Precautions in Snow and Ice With possible snow and ice in the forecast this week, it’s important to keep workplace safety top of mind—even for offices and other businesses that aren’t frequently exposed to the … Continue reading

Countdown to First National Traffic Incident Response Week

This month, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and its partners began a year-long effort to engage state DOTs, first responders, community traffic reporters, drivers’ education instructors, grassroots preparedness organizations, and motorists as part of preparation for the first National Traffic … Continue reading