Safety Management Services

An integral component of the AGC Oregon-Columbia Chapter
is our emphasis on safety.

We employ a team of nine safety professionals across the state that provides a wealth of expertise in safety and health related services unequaled in the construction industry. The safety management consultant (SMC) team specializes in construction safety and is dedicated to accident prevention, program development, cultural shift through continuous improvement, and overall, working with you to maximize your return on your safety investment.

To support the challenging occupational health-related safety issues of the construction industry (noise, silica, lead, asbestos, chemical and coating exposures, and other environmental challenges), our team includes a certified industrial hygienist and safety technician.

AGC members participating in AGC’s workers’ compensation group program enjoy the highest service priority from the SMCs. However, all AGC members can access the expertise and advice of the SMC team through unlimited phone calls and occasional complementary site visits.

What Safety Means to AGC Members

Safety Management Services

General consultation for management best practices

Technical expertise and consultation

Policy and program development

Training – customized and onsite training to meet your needs

Site safety survey and support

Exposure assessment and controls planning

Incident investigation support

Pre-job safety planning and site visits

Occupational hygiene services

Occupational Hygiene Services

Training and educating employees on job related risks such as silica, dust, noise, asbestos, respiratory, lead

Investigating and examining workplace hazards

Making recommendations on improving safety

Conducting scientific research and providing data on possible harmful conditions in the workplace

Safety Data Sheet (SDS) review

Air monitoring surveys

Noise dosimetry exposure monitoring

Comprehensive site survey assessment

Laboratory analytical testing

Contact a Safety Management or Occupational Hygiene Consultant

Need safety advice or expertise? Give us a call. AGC safety management consultants manage an assigned book of business, generally based on geographic location around the state, and our occupational hygiene team covers the entire state. Contact a consultant in your area, or contact the AGC office for a referral. We are here to help!

Safety Team

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Eliot Lapidus

Safety and Health Manager
  • Safety management team and safety services
  • Select accounts in Portland metro area
  • OR-OSHA and regulatory agency liaison
  • Safety awards programs
  • AGCA Safety Performance Committee staff liaison
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Andrew Haymart, CHST

Occupational Hygiene Technician
  • Statewide occupational hygiene services
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John Jean

Safety Management Consultant
  • Southern Oregon (Medford, Klamath Falls, Ashland, Roseburg)
  • Southern Oregon Coast, Reedsport to Brookings
  • Rogue Valley Safety Committee staff liaison
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Chris Miller

Safety Management Consultant
  • Portland Northwest along Hwy 30 to North Coast
  • Portland Southwest
  • Tigard, Beaverton, Hillsboro
  • Western Washington County
  • Safety awards programs
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Nick Naramore, CSP

Safety Management Consultant
  • Portland Northeast (East of I-205)
  • Portland Southeast (East of I-205)
  • Milwaukie, Clackamas, Oregon City
  • Columbia Gorge
  • Eastern Oregon
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Brent Pockrus

Safety Management Consultant
  • South Willamette Valley
  • Eugene, Corvallis, Albany
  • Central Coast (Tillamook to Waldport)
  • SAIF Professional Development Committee Liaison
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Alden Strealy, CIH, CSP

Occupational Hygiene Services
  • Statewide occupational hygiene services
  • SAIF IH Working Group staff liaison
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Travis Stone, CHST

Safety Management Consultant
  • Portland North
  • Portland Southeast (West of I-205)
  • Bend, Central Oregon
  • Southwest Washington
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Kevin Wheatcroft, CSP

Safety Management Consultant

Our Members Love Us

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The efforts and expertise provided to us over the years by our AGC safety management consultant, Brent Pockrus, have been pivotal in helping to turn around our safety program, safety culture, and ultimately reducing the number of injuries.

Michael J. Tuel
Environmental, Health, and Safety director, Malarkey Roofing Products

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Safety Training

AGC offers safety training and certification programs designed to help contractors improve safety, reduce accidents, and meet OSHA requirements.

See our event calendar for upcoming classes »

Need more information?

Contact Eliot Lapidus, safety and health manager, for more information.