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February 2013

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Oregon OSHA reminds businesses of reporting obligation

Oregon OSHA reminds employers of their obligation to report serious accidents or fatalities. The notification allows the agency to investigate the working conditions that may have caused death or harm.

Annual Pulp and Paper Workers Conference held in Portland

The annual Western Pulp and Paper Workers Safety and Health Conference was held Nov. 27-30, 2012, in Portland and featured four days of workshops and roundtable discussions, including a keynote presentation by Tony Crow.

Oregon OSHA launches new lifting calculator app

When moving boxes or other heavy objects, do you know how much is safe to lift? Oregon OSHA's new lift calculator app for Android OS mobile devices uses a simplified version of the NIOSH lifting equation to give the user a maximum safe weight for various lifting scenarios.

Registration open for 2013 Oregon GOSH Conference

Registration is open for the Oregon Governor's Occupational Safety and Health (GOSH) Conference, to be held March 4-7, 2013, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. With more than 150 workshops and sessions, it is the largest event of its kind in the Northwest.

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