Safety and health newsletter for the Oregon construction industry

December 18, 2012

Cracked windshield

Don't ignore that crack in your windshield

Winter in the Pacific Northwest means road crews will be dumping tons of sand and gravel on icy Oregon roads, which improves traction but takes a toll on windshields. Oregon OSHA Compliance Officer Dan Cram shares some timely information on what can happen if you ignore those chips and cracks. ... Read more ...

Backing up blind spots

Backing up (and today's pop quiz question)

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, at least 70 workers died last year in the U.S. when vehicles backed over them. In Oregon, the numbers aren't quite so grim but at least six workers have been injured in such incidents, three of which involved forklifts. ... Read more ...

Mid Oregon Construction Safety Summit Logo

12th annual Mid-Oregon Construction Safety Summit comes to Bend Jan. 29

This year's summit takes place at The Riverhouse Resort & Convention Center, starting at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29. The theme is "Get in S.T.E.P. — Safety Takes Every Person" and with breakout sessions covering 18 different safety and health topics, there's bound to be at least one that will interest you. ... Read more ...

Danger Confined Space Entry By Permit Only sign

Introducing Oregon OSHA's new confined space rule

Although Oregon OSHA's new confined space rule, 437-002-0146, Confined spaces, doesn't become effective until April 1, 2013, it's not too early to highlight its key sections and requirements. ... Read more ...


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