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Safety leaders honored at Oregon GOSH Conference

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March 8, 2017
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​​​Aaron Corvin, Public Information Officer
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Employers and individuals receive awards for excellence

Salem, OR — Nine leaders in safety and health were honored with awards at the 2017 Oregon Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health (GOSH) Conference, during a Wednesday, March 8, ceremony at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. A panel of industry professionals judges the awards, which honor extraordinary contributions to the field of workplace safety and health. The categories include outstanding employers, individuals, associations, and teams.

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The recipients this year are as follows:

Association Award
Oregon Trucking Associations, Inc.

Safety and Health Advocate (Individual) Award
Scott Simmons

Safety and Health Advocate (Team) Awards
Oregon Health Workforce Center
Samaritan Health Services Employee Health and Safety Team

Safety and Health Professional Awards
Kiley Ross, Qorvo US Inc.
Lisa Simmons, Omega Morgan

Safety Committee Awards
Diamond Fruit Growers, Inc.
Fortis Construction, Inc.

Workplace Safety Program Award
Deschutes Brewery

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA), a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, partners with the Columbia-Willamette Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers to sponsor the conference.

More information about the conference is on the GOSH website:


About Oregon OSHA:

Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, enforces the state's workplace safety and health rules and works to improve workplace safety and health for all Oregon workers. For more information, go to

The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, go to

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