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Preventing workplace violence, other topics featured in Oregon OSHA newsletter

For immediate release
March 5, 2020
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Aaron Corvin, Public Information Officer

February issue offers stories, data, and tools for employers, workers

Salem, OR — Learn about the steps employers and workers can take to meaningfully reduce the risks of workplace violence. Get a refresher on the requirements for maintaining on-the-job injury and illness records. Find out how to take part in Safety Break for Oregon on May 13 – and get entered into a prize drawing.

These stories and information – and more – are now available in the February issue of Health and Safety Resource. The bimonthly online newsletter, published by Oregon OSHA, empowers employers and workers with knowledge about how to make their workplaces safer and healthier.

Inside the current issue:

  • Workplace violence: Prevention is paramount: This in-depth story encompasses insights from an Oregon OSHA expert, a case study, and links to more information and training resources.
  • Updated violence prevention guide offers more help: This updated publication, “Workplace violence: Can it happen where you work?”, includes information about employer and employee responsibilities, the importance of training, pre-employment screening, and security preparations.  
  • Going the Distance: Meet Patrick Cowan, sales manager, and Adam Wasniewski, quality and safety manager, for Timber Products Company – Spectrum Division.
  • Other features: 
  • Administrator’s message: Oregon OSHA moves forward in addressing the question of “reasonable diligence.”
  • Short takes: Employers and workers are invited to take a Safety Break for Oregon on May 13. It’s a time to pause and reflect on the importance of protecting people from hazards and harm while on the job. Companies that sign up to participate will be entered to win one of three $100 checks, to be used for a luncheon of their choice.  
  • Incident Alert! A foreman did not take an injured worker to the nearest medical facility as required by the employer’s safety plan.

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