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October 2013

News Briefs

Oregon OSHA cites Cornelius construction company $70,000 for willful fall violation

The fine was based on a willful violation and was the result of an inspection at a Portland apartment complex on Feb. 27, 2013. Read article

Oregon OSHA restarts rulemaking on confined space entry

Oregon OSHA is withdrawing the state-initiated confined space rule the agency adopted in September 2012. Read article

Oregon OSHA launches video series to educate young workers

From singing restaurant workers to a quirky teacher passionate about lifting techniques, four videos to educate young workers about common workplace hazards are now available. Read article

Willamette University student honored with Workers' Memorial Scholarship

$1,000 awarded for the 2013 Workers' Memorial Scholarship on Sept. 12, 2013, in Salem. Read article

Central Conference focuses on workplace safety culture

Keynote speaker Shawn Galloway challenged attendees of the Central Oregon Conference in Redmond to become better safety leaders in their organization. Read article

Oregon OSHA announces partnership with Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation Program

Program priorities include any fatality in the Portland metro area, falls in residential construction, and workers 65 and older involved in transportation or mobile machinery events. Read article

Oregon OSHA renews alliance agreements

Oregon OSHA renewed its alliance with the Oregon Coalition for Healthcare Ergonomics, with the Oregon Home Builders Association, and a partnership with the Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association. Read article

SHARP updates

Two graduations, two new SHARP companies, and one soulfull success story. Read article

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