Safety and health newsletter for the Oregon construction industry

July 15, 2014


Pneumatic pipe plugs – use them safely

Pneumatic pipe plugs

Last December, a contract worker for the city of Astoria was seriously injured while he was performing a negative pressure test on a new manhole. What were the events leading up to the accident and why did it happen?

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Oregon GOSH Conference accepting safety award nominations

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Nominations are being accepted now for the 2015 Oregon GOSH Awards

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Outdoor awareness for the summer

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Here are a few reminders for those who work outdoors

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Preventing back-over accidents at construction sites

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NIOSH offers a new guide for preventing back-over injuries

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