Oregon OSHA Health and Safety


April-May 2015

Safety and Health Resource Newsletter

Safety connection

An expert shares strategies for successful communication.

Dan Miller

"People want to contribute. Organizations that create systems where people have opportunities to get involved improve safety performance.
~ Dan Miller

Dan Miller is a consultant who specializes in leadership strategies. Miller is also a former safety director and human resources manager with more than 45 years of experience.

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GOSH 2015 attracts 1,700 attendees

Columbia Forklift Challengs

The 2015 Oregon Governor's Occupational Safety and Health (GOSH) Conference in Portland attracted 1,700 attendees, while showcasing national speakers. The March 9-12 event - the largest of its kind in the Northwest, featured 160 workshops and sessions, an awards luncheon, and safety and health exhibits from more than 140 organizations.

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Administrator's Message

Michael Wood

A reminder of why we do
what we do.

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Safety Notes

Accident Report

  • Incident | Struck by a piece of wood
  • Business | General industry
  • Employee | Exhibit builder

A 24-year-old exhibit builder was assigned the task of cutting a piece of wood with a 10-inch, three-horsepower table saw. Her supervisor reviewed the cutting procedures and how to set up the table saw with her before she began cutting the wood.

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Ask Technical


I do maintenance work on an open-sided platform that is five feet above a lower level. I do this work, which takes about one hour, maybe once a month and I am the only person who is authorized to work there. Are guardrails required on the platform?

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Going the Distance

Oregon OSHA consultants

Meet some Oregon OSHA consultants, who share stories of how Oregon companies have overcome obstacles to achieve safety success.

Oregon OSHA consultants work with companies large and small to assist with safety and health improvement.

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News Briefs

Oregon announces 2014 workplace deaths

Oregon OSHA cites Woodburn company for willful safety violations

Finalists names in high school safety video contest

Portland bakery cited for willful safety violations

New multimedia ATV training available online

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