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April 2013

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Oregon announces 2012 workplace deaths

Thirty people covered by the Oregon workers' compensation system died on the job during 2012, according to figures released by the Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS). It's a slight increase from 2011 but remains significantly lower than counts of past decades. Read article

Finalists named in student safety video contest

Safety is brought to life through song, humor, and creative storytelling (along with some close calls on the job) in the Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition (O[yes]) video contest. The eight finalist videos are now posted on YouTube for viewing. Read article

Businesses invited to participate in Safety Break for Oregon May 8

Employers across Oregon are encouraged to promote safety during Safety Break for Oregon on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. In past years, employers have participated by hosting safety demonstrations, award recognition events, and training. Read article

Congratulations to the new SHARP employers

Oregon Child Development Coalition, Inc., Washington County

Pacific Ethanol Columbia LLC, Boardman

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