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June 2013

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Oregon OSHA reminds contractors of fall protection requirement

During the summer months, roofing and construction jobs pick up and more workers are exposed to potential falls. Oregon OSHA reminds contractors they can be cited for not protecting employees from a fall. Read article

Fallen Oregon workers remembered during annual ceremony

Fifty-two names of individuals who died on the job and in war were read at the annual Workers Memorial ceremony outside the Labor and Industries Building in Salem on April 28. Read article

Salem Academy students win statewide safety video contest

Two students from Salem Academy in Salem wrote and sang original music and danced their way through a 90-second video to win first place in the O[yes] "Speak Up. Work Safe." contest. Austin Coburn and Vinny Gasbarro won $500 and a matching amount of prize money for their school. Read article

Safety Break for Oregon events promote safety statewide

About 70 organizations participated in Safety Break for Oregon on Wednesday, May 8, by hosting training events, award presentations, and safety fairs. Read article

Teens learn about trades and construction at Portland event

Students from schools across Oregon and southwest Washington learned about construction, utility work, firefighting, and other trades through hands-on demonstrations and workshops at the Women in Trades Career Fair May 16-18 in Portland. Held in the NECA/IBEW Electrical Training Center, the event allowed teens to meet tradeswomen, operate equipment, and learn about apprenticeships. Read article

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