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December 2013

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'Lifesaving' acts honored at Southern Oregon Conference

More than 300 people attended the Southern Oregon Safety and Health Conference Oct. 16-17, 2013, in Medford.

State Sen. Alan Bates and the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) – Southern chapter, honored the following with Lifesaving awards:

City of Medford Public Works crew members Lani Sang, Nate Warner, and Ryan Clark were at work on Laurel Street when they heard a cry for help from a nearby home. A man had collapsed and the workers performed CPR until emergency responders arrived. To honor their efforts, the ASSE chapter awarded the City of Medford Public Works Department an automated external defibrillator (AED).

Greg Johnson was on a routine bike ride on South Stage road in August 2013 and suffered a heart attack. Dr. John Bowling of Jacksonville happened to be driving by. He stopped and performed CPR for 10 minutes to save Greg's life. In honor of Bowling's act, the ASSE chapter is donating an AED to the Mt. Ashland Ski Area. Bowling learned CPR on the ski patrol at Mt. Ashland.

Conference keynote speaker Billy Robbins also motivated the audience to engage in safety practices and reconsider decisions to cut corners.

Congratulations to the new VPP company

Roseburg Forest Products - Engineered Wood Product Division, Riddle

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