Safety and health newsletter for the Oregon construction industry


January 13, 2012

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Construction safety conference coming to Bend, Jan. 24

Oregon’s construction industry workers and employers are invited to attend the Mid-Oregon Construction Safety Summit at the Riverhouse Resort and Convention Center, Jan. 24, 2012.

The all-day conference, themed “Bridging the Safety Gap,” is designed for residential and commercial construction workers. Continuing education credits are pre-approved for the Construction Contractors Board, Building Codes Division (plumbers and electricians), and Landscape Contractors Board. Conference attendees can choose from among 14 class offerings, including:

  • Crane rule updates
  • Electrical safe work practices/NFPA 70E
  • Ergonomics
  • Fall protection
  • Multi-employer worksite safety
  • Welding and compressed gas safety
  • Work zone safety – flagging course

“This conference will offer employers new tools to enhance or grow their safety program,” said Oregon OSHA Administrator Michael Wood. “In these days of tight budgets, it remains as important as ever to invest in safety, given the real risks and cost of workplace injuries.”

“This is also a great opportunity to network with others in the construction industry,” said Sharell Lien, conference coordinator. “When attendees have the opportunity to share their knowledge and success stories, it adds even more value.”

The event also features exhibits displaying the latest safety and health equipment.

Oregon OSHA is one of several partners presenting the conference.

Registration is $50, or $60 after Jan. 19, 2012. There is a $15 fee for the flagging certification course. For more information or to register go to:


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