Safety and health newsletter for the Oregon construction industry

December 19, 2013


Construction industry's top 10 serious safety and health violations for 2013

Top 10 for 2013

Safety: Fall protection violations accounted for more than 60 percent of the construction industry's top 10 serious safety violations this year.

Health: Lead exposure, respiratory protection, hazard communication, and asbestos rules were among the year's top 10 serious health violations.
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Medical conditions among fatalities reported to Oregon OSHA in 2013

heart attack

Apparent medical conditions, including heart attack, accounted for about 45 percent of the workplace fatalities reported to Oregon OSHA (through Dec. 10) this year. The statistic is not surprising, however. In years' past, heart attacks at the workplace accounted for more deaths than all other causes of death combined.
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Construction industry safety summit coming to Bend

Erick Giguere, The Burried Truth Uncovered

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, keynote speaker Eric Giguere will share "The Buried Truth Uncovered," his story of a near-death accident of being buried alive while on the job. Go to article ...

Interactive hazard communication training on labels and safety data sheets available in Spanish

GHS Labels and Safety Data Sheets quick reference Spanish

The official Dec. 1, 2013, deadline for training your employees about the new globally harmonized labels and safety data sheets has passed, but you can still train them or give them a refresher. Go to article ...


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