Safety and health newsletter for the Oregon construction industry

March 20, 2013


Construction safety leaders honored at GOSH conference

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Associated General Contractors (Oregon-Columbia Chapter), Andersen Construction, Bremik Construction, and John Mckenzie were among the 13 award winners for outstanding contributions to workplace safety and health at this year's Oregon Governor's Occupational Safety and Health Conference held March 4-7 in Portland.

The awards, which were judged by a panel of industry professionals, honor outstanding contributions by associations, employers, and individuals.

Associated General Contractors, a national trade association, was one of the two Association Award winners. Since 1991, AGC members have reduced their injury frequency rate to an all-time low, while generating more than $323 million in cost savings to members via reduced workers' compensation claims.

Portland-based firms, Andersen Construction and Bremik Construction were among the three winners in the Employer Awards category and John Mckenzie, safety manager for JE Dunn Construction received the Safety and Health Advocate Award.

This year's GOSH award winners include:

Association Awards

• Associated General Contractors, Oregon-Columbia Chapter
• Oregon Trucking Association

Employer Awards

• Andersen Construction Company, Portland
• Bremik Construction, Portland
• May Trucking, Salem

Safety Committee Awards

• City of Newberg, Newberg
• City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services, Portland
• Leatherman Tool, Portland
• Valley Family Health Care, Vail/Ontario/Nyssa

Safety and Health Advocate Award

John Mckenzie, JE Dunn

Safety and Health Professional Awards

• David Hanson, Timber Products Company
• Patrick Wolfe, Portland Public Schools
• Annie Moorman, SAIF Corporation

Oregon OSHA and the Columbia-Willamette Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers sponsor the conference.


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