June 2014

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Painting contractor invests in lead safety program to prevent exposure

Before Robert Chapman finishes up for the day, he and his Sisu Painting crew vacuum dust off each other's coveralls. Then, he removes his mask and goggles and bags the clothing for washing. It's part of the company's process to ensure workers are not exposed to lead from the aging home they are refinishing.

"It's not that complicated to follow the rules but you need to think about the steps needed," he said. Read article » 

Administrator's Message

Michael Wood

The state OSHA plans - effective if used.
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Protecting remodelers from lead exposure

Understand the requirements to avoid exposures

Let's assume your employees are about to remodel a home built in 1970. Because the home was built before 1978, it's possible that some lead paint is present.

You must do a minimum of six things to ensure that your employees are protected.

How do you protect them? Read article »

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Meet a leading Oregon health and safety professional

Roger Dale-Moore from S.D. Deacon Corporation »

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What Oregon OSHA training requirements do I need to follow when I operate an aerial lift to do construction work? Do I need to be certified?

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Safety Notes

Accident Report

  • Incident | Aerial lift tips over
  • Business | Power line maintenance and repair
  • Employee | Installation technician

Drawing of a tipped over aerial lift with a man thrown from the platform

An installation technician operating an aerial lift was thrown from the platform and died when the lift tipped over. Read article »

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