Employers and individuals receive awards for excellence
Salem, OR — Fourteen leaders in on-the-job safety and health were honored with awards at the 2019 Oregon Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health (GOSH) Conference, during a Wednesday, March 6, 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 safety programs; safety, health, and wellness advocates; innovators; individuals; associations; and teams.
The recipients this year are as follows:
- West Coast Chapter of ADSC-IAFD, a trade group focused on drilled shafts, anchored earth retention, and micropile technologies
- Boise Cascade Willamina Veneer
- Snyder Roofing of Oregon LLC
Labor Representative Award
- Barry Moreland, safety director for the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), Oregon-Columbia Chapter and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union #48 (IBEW)
Safety and Health Professional Awards
- Chuck Easterly, director of the Safe and Healthy Workplace Center at SAIF
- Rick McMurry, health and safety director at MHA Resources, overseeing safety operations for Ward Henshaw Construction, P&C Construction, and Baker-York Equipment and Supply
- Scott Knutz, environmental, safety, and health supervisor for Les Schwab Tires Inc.
Safety Committee/Team Awards
- Construction Safety Summit
- Duro-Last, Western District Safety Committee
Safety/Health/Wellness Advocate Awards
- Andrew Hall, guest care manager at Portland Rescue Mission’s Burnside Shelter
- Judi Croft, safety services team supervisor for SAIF
- Kathy Nishimoto, chief operating officer of Duckwall Fruit
Workplace Safety Program Awards
- BMWC Constructors, Inc.
- Boise Cascade Co. Western Oregon Region
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 Professionals to sponsor the conference.
More information about the conference is on the GOSH website: www.oregongosh.com.