Safety and health newsletter for the Oregon construction industry

December 15, 2014

 

Construction safety summit coming to Bend in January

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The 14th annual Mid-Oregon Construction Safety Summit is set for Jan. 26-27 at the Riverhouse Hotel and Convention Center in Bend.

As in previous years, the summit offers opportunities for employers, employees, and safety professionals to learn about safe practices in construction. However, this year's summit will include a four-hour workshop on pesticide safety for agriculture employers and others who handle pesticides.

Continuing education credits are available as well as OSHA 10-hour certification for construction. Those who take the four-hour workshop on pesticide safety can apply their education credits toward a pesticide applicator license through the Department of Agriculture.

Eight pre-conference workshops are offered on Monday, Jan. 26. Keynote speaker Kina Repp opens the 7:30-9 a.m. general session on Tuesday, Jan. 27, followed by a variety of morning and afternoon workshops.

Register and get more information at www.regonline.com/construction_summit15.

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Oregon OSHA shares "12 Days of Hazards" photo series on Facebook

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Oregon OSHA is posting a new hazard photo from inspections each day as part of the "12 Days of Hazards" series on Facebook. Learn from some of the issues inspectors see in real workplaces by clicking over to the Oregon OSHA Facebook page: www.facebook.com/OregonOSHA

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