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Archived issues: Summer 2001-Spring 2008

Spring 2008

Winter 2008

Fall 2007

Winter 2006-2007

  • Motor vehicle safety
  • Getting traction in the winter
  • Electrical safety

Summer/Fall 2006

  • Sanitation at construction sites
  • Fall Protection in Construction
  • Worker Memorial Scholarships 2006 recipients
  • Changes to OR-OSHA Web site: Improved navigation and added features
  • GOSH 2007 awards nominations

Winter/Spring 2006

  • What is safety and health management
  • Worksite reponsibility: guidelines for contractors

Fall 2005

  • Selecting portable ladders
  • Using ladders safely
  • Ladder inspection, maintenance, and repair
  • Storing ladders
  • Transporting ladders
  • A checklist of safe pracitices

Summer 2005

  • Are you planning to hire a young worker?
  • Advice for employers
  • Laws to know
  • Getting started with young workers
  • Advice for young workers
  • 2005 five worst teen jobs
  • How young workers get hurt

Spring 2005

  • Never enter an unprotected trench!
  • What causes a cave in?
  • Planning: what to consider before you dig
  • What’s the difference between an excavation and a trench?
  • The role of the competent person
  • Getting in and out of a trench
  • Materials and mobile equipment
  • Hazardous atmospheres
  • Water accumulation
  • Use appropriate protection to prevent cave-ins

Winter 2005

  • Fall Protection: Questions and answers
  • Construction industry’s frequently cited standards
  • Did you know? Substance abuse — statistics on drug use in the workplace
  • Skanska recognized for safety at Bend and Redmond hospital projects
  • 2005 GOSH Conference open for registration
  • Workers’ Memorial Scholarship deadline is March 1

Fall 2004

  • Fall protection, rebar, and concrete formwork: the basics
  • OR-OSHA’s 502 Committee produces a new fall protection booklet
  • Safe Jobs, Smart Business for construction contractors

Summer 2004

  • In the zone: traffic control safety
  • Have a nice day: outdoor awareness for the summer
  • Workplace Safety and Health Conferences
  • Construction fatalities aren't always work related
  • Yorke & Curtis recognized for worker safety

Spring 2004

  • The 502 Committee addresses fall-protection challenges in stick-framed construction.
  • Rod Comstock tells you how OR-OSHA’s training workshops can help
    bring new employees up to speed on workplace safety and health.
  • Don Harris highlights the benefits of checking out a safety-training video from the OR-OSHA AV Library.
  • Do you have to comply with OR-OSHA rules if youre an independent construction contractor?
  • Ron Preece covers criteria you need to consider.
  • Finally, a reminder: Be aware of asbestos if you do remodeling work. It’s still a concern for construction workers.

Winter 2004

  • Keep the lines of communication open
  • Poem: I chose to look the other way
  • PESO: a new bilingual training program for construction safety
  • I'm OR-OSHA's new Resource Center librarian, Jane Kirby
  • Hearing-loss column added to OSHA 300 log
  • Construction happenings (a list of events)
  • Sign up for OR-OSHA's electronic notification service

Fall 2003

  • Should you be concerned about mold?
  • How to prevent mold
  • How do molds enter a building?
  • Should you test for mold?
  • Does OR-OSHA have regulations that address mold?

Spring 2003

  • The Construction Advisory Committee: working for you (list of members)
  • Using a work platform on a rough-terrain lift truck?
  • GFCIs: Effective if they're not defective

Winter 2003

  • Falling: Truths and consequences
  • Why we need protection from fallingFalling without protection
  • Chart on "Accepted disabling workers' compensation claims Falls to a lower level in the construction industry, 1997-2001"
  • How should we protect ourselves from falling?
  • Fall-protection strategies
  • Is Humpty safe?
  • You know the end to this story.
  • COSHA to host Mid-Oregon Construction Safety Summit

Summer 2002

  • GFCIs and OR-OSHA's ground-fault-protection rules
  • Types of GFCIs
  • How GFCIs protect us
  • Testing receptical GFCIs
  • About OR-OSHA's new ground-fault protection rule
  • Which rule do I follow?
  • Where to learn more
  • Electrical safety videos available from OR-OSHA

Spring 2002

  • Should you be concerned about hazardous energy?
  • Hazardous energy in the workplace
  • How hazardous energy causes accidents: An example
  • How to control hazardous energy
  • Where to learn more about controlling hazardous energy

Fall 2001

  • Do you have a safe and healthful workplace?
  • Dermatitis: What is it? What are the symptoms? How to control exposure
  • Silicosis: What is it? What are the symptoms? How to control exposure
  • Hearing Loss: What is it? What are the symptoms? How to control exposure
  • Want to learn more?

Summer 2001

  • Going Up?
  • Working six feet or more above a lower level? - List of hazardous work areas, and hazardous tasks
  • You don't have to fall far to get hurt
  • Thinking about fall protection
  • Fall protection: what it really means
  • Want to know more about fall protection? OR-OSHA training workshop
  • List: Fall protection videos