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12/02/14   December 2014 Resource Newsletter | Mobile version

  • Below the PEL: Portland company exceeds requirements for chemical exposures
  • Administrator's message: Positive signs in safety recognition programs
  • PELs demystified
  • Safety Notes: Worker falls from an aerial lift bucket
  • Meet the industrial hygiene manager at SAIF Corporation

10/07/14   October 2014 Resource Newsletter | Mobile version

  • Temporary employees, permanent safety - Staffing agency promotes safety responsiblity
  • The challenge of temporary work
  • Administrator's message: Change, workplace safety, and interesting times
  • Safety Notes: Worker fatally injured when struck by a 700-pound door
  • Meet the safety and human resources director for Selectemp Employment Services

08/01/14   August 2014 Resource Newsletter | Mobile version

  • Shock wise: Handling electricity with care
  • Administrator's message: 'Temporary' workers have permanent lives
  • Safety Notes: A mobile scaffold tips over injuring two construction workers
  • Ask Technical: What type of air-monitoring meter should we use?
  • Going the Distance: Meet the Portland safety director at the National Electrical Contractors Association

05/30/14   June 2014 Resource Newsletter | Mobile version

  • Dangerous dust: Painting contractor invests in lead safety program to prevent exposures
  • Administrator's message: The state OSHA plan - effective if used
  • Protecting remodelers from lead exposure
  • Safety Notes: A worker is killed after an aerial lift tips over
  • Going the Distance: Meet the safety manager at S.D. Deacon Construction

04/02/14   April 2014 Resource Newsletter | Mobile version

  • Forklift dangers - Warehouse focuses on positive safety behavior
  • Administrator's message: A sobering reality - Death on the job
  • Forklift training and experience: Is practical experience safe enough?
  • Safety Notes: A worker is struck by a forklift rolling backwards
  • Sandy Fire District's training manager shares his philosophy, experience

02/03/14   February 2014 Resource Newsletter | Mobile version

  • Oregon OSHA's top 10 violations of 2013.
  • Administrator's message: Collecting the penalties we cite.
  • How a top 10 violations list can improve your safety program.
  • Safety Notes: An employee is struck by a vehicle while guiding it backwards toward a rental trailer.
  • Going the Distance: Meet Michael Hill of Timber Products Company.

12/02/13   December 2013 Resource Newsletter | Mobile version

  • Christmas harvest blitz - Corvallis tree farm manages seasonal safety
  • O Tannenbaum - holiday hazards
  • Safety Notes: A bartender is burned when alcohol mixes with nearby candles
  • Administrator's message: Revisiting the heirarchy of controls
  • Going the Distance: Meet the safety coordinator at Key Knife

10/02/13   October 2013 Resource Newsletter | Mobile version

  • Surviving a workplace burn
  • Administrator's message: Using all our tools
  • Safety Notes: A worker is cut by a piece of large glass
  • News Briefs: Oregon OSHA cites construction company $70,000 for willful fall violation
  • Going the Distance: Meet Oregon OSHA's lab manager

08/02/13   August 2013 Resource Newsletter - Mobile version

  • Making ladder safety a priority rung-by-rung
  • Administrator's message: Ladder safety: it isn't always about training
  • Ladder violations and injuries
  • Safety Notes: A restaurant worker is burned by hot oil
  • Going the Distance: Meet the safety manager at an HVAC company

06/01/13   June 2013 Resource Newsletter | Mobile version

  • Chemical complexity: High-tech manufacturer involves employees to manage exposures
  • What you should know about the globally harmonized hazard communication standard
  • Administrator's message: Hazard communication and the right to know
  • Safety Notes: A worker is caught in a machine while inspecting it
  • Going the Distance: Meet the safety and health coordinator at Huntair

04/01/13   April 2013 Resource Newsletter | Mobile version

  • Newberg winery makes safety a priority
  • Administrator's message: O[yes] - a partnership for the future
  • Using pesticides - 10 ways to stay out of trouble
  • Oregon announces 2012 workplace deaths
  • Going the Distance: Meet the owner of Red's Mountain Blueberries

02/04/13   February 2013 Resource Newsletter | Mobile version

  • Preparing for the worst. Is your business ready?
  • Emergency plans - does your workplace need them?
  • Administrator's message: Stretching our perspective and challenging our assumptions.
  • Safety Notes: A worker is caught in a six-foot-deep excavation while repairing a leaking water main.
  • Going the Distance: Meet the safety manager at NW Natural.

12/03/12   December 2012 Resource Newsletter now with a new Mobile version

  • Making sense of tragedy, an Oregon OSHA investigator's mission
  • A problem with accident investigations.
  • Administrator's message: Learning from failure is expensive, but not doing so costs even more.
  • Safety notes: An ambulance service technician checking an oxygen cylinder is the victim of an explosion.
  • Going the Distance: Meet the Ombudsman for Injured Workers.

10/01/12   October 2012 Resource Newsletter now with a new Mobile version

  • Safety achievement - a continuous journey
  • Small business and obstacles to workplace safety
  • Administrator's Message
  • News Briefs: Oregon OSHA partners with Mexican Consulate during Labor Rights Week
  • Going the Distance: Meet the environmental and safety manager of Covanta Marion, Inc.

08/01/12   August 2012 Resource Newsletter

  • Cover Story: Milwaukie glass supplier creates accident-free culture
  • Administrator's Message: Working together produces better results
  • Managing a small business and managing safety
  • Safety Notes: A garbage truck driver's arm was caught by the truck's compactor blade
  • Going the Distance: Meet the owner of Loving Care Providers

06/05/12   June 2012 Resource Newsletter

  • Cover Story: Enchanted opportunities
  • Administrator's Message: Incentives - be careful what you ask for
  • Protecting young workers after the Great Recession
  • Safety Notes: Young workers are exposed to poisonous chemicals while working on a Christmas tree farm
  • Going the Distance: Meet an accident victim who is using his story to educate others

04/03/12   April 2012 Resource Newsletter

  • Cover story: Excavation safety
  • Administrator's Message: Measuring success - a challenging proposition
  • Safety Notes: A worker's hand is caught in a milling machine
  • News Briefs: Finalists in the student video contest are named
  • Going the Distance: Meet the safety manager at Eugene's Water & Electric Board

02/09/12   February 2012 Resource Newsletter

  • Cover story: Asbestos making a comeback?
  • Administrator's Message: Understanding workplace chemical hazards
  • Safety Notes: A worker falls 25 feet through an unguarded skylight
  • Share feedback on our new design
  • Going the Distance: Meet the safety manager at Walsh Construction

12/01/11   December 2011 Resource Newsletter

  • Cover story: Supervisor responsibilities
  • Administrator's Message: Trying to understand indifference to real risks
  • Safety Notes: A worker is knocked out by an exploding tire
  • Oregon OSHA wins Spotlight Award
  • Going the Distance: Meet an occupational safety and health educator

10/03/11   October 2011 Resource Newsletter

  • Cover story: Training program enhances safety culture
  • Administrator's Message: Playing games with statistics - and cell phones
  • Safety Notes: Worker is severely burned when a drum explodes
  • FDA issues warning letter to maker of Brazilian Blowout
  • Going the Distance: Meet the health and safety manager at Bend Research

08/01/11   August 2011 Resource Newsletter

  • Cover story: Riding for Safety - Orchard develops program for ATV safety
  • Administrator's Message: Taking a firmer line against construction falls
  • Safety Notes: A worker is killed in an ATV accident
  • Tips for working safely in the heat
  • Going the Distance: Meet the safety manager at Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation

06/01/11   June 2011 Resource Newsletter

  • Cover story: Preventing violence in the workplace
  • Administrator's Message: Making sense of the hierarchy of controls
  • Safety Notes: A construction worker strikes a power line
  • Photo recaps - Safety Break and Workers Memorial Day
  • Going the Distance: Meet the director of a care facility focused on safe patient handling

04/01/11   April 2011 Resource Newsletter

  • Cover story: Ammonia hazards
  • Administrator's Message: Maybe the impossible really is possible
  • Safety Notes: A van crash results in the death of a worker, injures others
  • Photos and recap on the 2011 Oregon GOSH Conference
  • Going the Distance: Meet a construction manager in southern Oregon

02/01/11   February 2011 Resource Newsletter

  • Cover story: Crane oversight - New rules raise bar for employers
  • Administrator's Message: Is it really true that "Sure and steady gets it done"?
  • Safety Notes: Workers avoid an accident during a beach sand excavation
  • New wheel of hazards engages OSHA booth visitors
  • Going the Distance: Meet a SAIF consultant who enjoys mentoring others

12/01/10   December 2010 Resource Newsletter

  • Cover story: Preserving safety in a tight economy
  • Administrator's Message: Keeping faith and keeping focus
  • Safety Notes: A rigger is crushed by a falling load
  • New toolkit for small employers now available
  • Going the Distance: Meet the safety officer at an Oregon nursery

10/01/10   October 2010 Resource Newsletter

  • Cover story: Serving up Safety (restaurant focus)
  • Administrator's Message: Assumptions can be dangerous things
  • Safety Notes: A worker caught in machinery suffers an amputation
  • Safety values shared at Central Conference
  • Going the Distance: Meet the safety manager at a popular Oregon brewery

08/02/10   August 2010 Resource Newsletter

  • Cover story: Communicating across cultures
  • Administrator's Message: Preventing fatalities requires focus
  • Beware of OSHA-related scams
  • Safety Notes: A ladder fall severely injures a worker
  • Going the Distance: Meet a safety expert in the agriculture field

06/01/10   June 2010 Resource Newsletter

  • What to expect from an Oregon OSHA inspection
  • Oregon OSHA's most-cited rules
  • Administrator's message: Oregon OSHA programs feel impact of tight economy
  • News Briefs
  • Going the distance: Meet a leading Oregon health and safety professional - Jennifer Olson-Morzenti

04/01/10   April 2010 Resource Newsletter

  • Great Heights: Roofing company elevates safety.
  • Eliminating fall hazards.
  • Administrator's message: What makes Oregon OSHA unique?
  • Oregon's workplace deaths continued to decline over past decade.
  • Going the distance: Meet a leading Oregon health and safety professional - Gordy Webster

02/01/10   February 2010 Resource Newsletter

  • Machinery Might: Metal worker loses finger after accident
  • How amputations happen
  • Administrator's message: Oregon OSHA will cite what we find
  • News Briefs
  • Going the distance. Meet a leading Oregon safety and health professional - Steve Gass

12/01/09   December 2009 Resource Newsletter

  • Invisible threat: Understanding the signs of carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Administrator's message: Comparing penalty strategies
  • Safety Notes: Electrical shock/burn
  • News Briefs: Construction Advisory Committee tackles compressed air hazard
  • Going the distance. Meet a leading Oregon safety and health professional - Rebecca Rogie

10/01/09   October 2009 Resource Newsletter

  • Real life safety committees. Who they are, how they work
  • Safety committees for small construction businesses
  • Ask Technical
  • Safety Notes
  • Going the distance: Meet a leading Oregon health and safety professional - Tara O'Keeffe

08/03/09   August 2009 Resource Newsletter

  • A fine danger - controlling silica dust
  • Administrator's message: The limits of injury and illness rates
  • Safety Notes
  • Workers' Memorial Scholarship Awards
  • Going the distance. Meet a leading Oregon health and safety professional - Chris Raykovich

06/01/09   June 2009 Resource Newsletter

  • Taking it to the people: A history of workplace safety in Oregon
  • Administrator's message: Standing on the shoulders of giants, known and unknown
  • 1951 - The deadliest year
  • Lifelong loggers reflect on safety in the woods
  • Oregon OSHA retrospective: Darrel Douglas; Dianne Mekkers

04/01/09   April 2009 Resource Newsletter

  • Family's grief lingers five years after worker's death
  • 2008 fatality report
  • Safety Notes
  • Oregon GOSH Awards photos
  • Going the distance. Meet a leading Oregon health and safety professional - Shelley Nasby

02/01/09   February 2009 Resource Newsletter

  • Saving your back. The value of ergonomic solutions
  • Administrator's message: A good investment during tough times
  • Safety Notes
  • Oregon OSHA's latest innovation: user-centered publications
  • Going the distance. Meet a leading Oregon health and safety professional - Jeremy Lawson

12/02/08   December 2008 Resource Newsletter

  • Developing a defense against Mother Nature
  • Administrator's message: Is the glass half full - or half empty?
  • High school students encouraged to enter safety video contest
  • Safety Notes
  • Going the distance. Meet a leading Oregon health and safety professional - Fred Berman DVM, PhD

10/01/08   October 2008 Resource Newsletter

  • Two young women honored with Workers' Memorial Scholarships
  • Administrator's message: Cultivating Safety and Health Leadership
  • Safety Notes
  • News Briefs
  • Oregon OSHA forms alliance with Oregon Restaurant Association

08/01/08   August 2008 Resource Newsletter

  • 2009 GOSH Conference announces call for award nominations
  • Administrator's message: Making sense of the hierarchy of controls
  • Giants of the sky: Exploring crane safety
  • Safety Notes
  • Going the distance. Meet a leading Oregon safety professional - Ron Richardson

05/22/08   June 2008 Resource Newsletter

  • Oregon construction deaths increase in 2007
  • Dangerous reliance on "common sense"
  • News briefs
  • Scam alert: OSHA Posters
  • Resource goes exclusively online - sign up for email notification

02/16/07   Winter 2007 Resource Newsletter

  • Oregon employers to report fatal vehicle accidents and heart attacks
  • The key elements in pursuing worker safety
  • GOSH Conference 2007 is fast approaching
  • NexCon: Shaping the future of construction safety
  • Oregon workers' compensations rates

10/13/06   Fall 2006 Resource Newsletter

  • Oregon OSHA provides consultation services to help employers
  • Willamette Landscape Services is first SHARP landscaping firm
  • Safety and health leadership: moving forward at GOSH 2007
  • New report examines Oregon workplace deaths in 2004
  • Portland Building and City Hall install AEDs to improve safety

06/12/06   Summer 2006 Resource Newsletter

  • Oregon workplace fatalities hit new record low in 2005
  • Construction in downtown Bend: OR-OSHA is there
  • GE Security joins VPP safety recognition program
  • Portland hosts 2nd HealthCare Ergonomics Conference
  • Oregon OSHA joins Portland for Safety Awareness Day

01/20/06   Winter 2006 Resource Newsletter

  • Oregon OSHA welcomes new administrator Michael Wood
  • Oregon OSHA tests disaster response skills
  • New law changes inspection notification requirements
  • SHARP is about constant improvement
  • Oregons Workers' Compensation news

09/02/05   Summer 2005

  • Oregon OSHA receives Final State Plan approval from U.S. Department of Labor
  • Workplace injuries continue to decline in Oregon
  • GOSH News
  • OTHER VOICES: Electrical shock prevention near water
  • Oregon OSHA 2004 Report to Stakeholders

03/21/05   Winter/Spring 2005

  • Terrorism Task Force
  • VPP Awards
  • Changes to the OSHA 300 form
  • Localización de Riesgos
  • Hazard Identification

03/15/05   First Quarter, 2005

  • Safe lift techniques
  • New safety videos aim to keep health care workers healthy
  • Oregon OSHA issues safety advisory on metal halide lamps
  • Two VPP "Star" milestones celebrated
  • Skanska recognized for safety at Bend and Redmond hospital projects

11/15/04   November 2004

  • Holding the line on workers' comp rates
  • Bend aircraft manufacturer revs up its safety-and-health program
  • Oregon OSHA and Portland General Electric collaborate for worker safety
  • Oregon OSHA introduces class to improve vehicle safety at work
  • A safety video could save your life

08/15/04   August 2004

  • Healthcare Ergonomics
  • Safe Jobs, Smart Business
  • Consultation services from Oregon OSHA helps employers
  • Forklifts are everywhere
  • The Danger you can't see: Carbon Monoxide exposure from propane forklifts

05/15/04   May 2004

  • Eugene employer marks eighteen years without a lost-time injury
  • What does 'self-sufficiency' look like?
  • Marvin Wood Products is the latest addition to Oreogn's Voluntary Protection Program
  • Oregon OSHA 2003 Report to Stakeholders
  • The Bad Hair Day

10/15/03   October 2003

  • Keeping firefighters safe
  • Answering the "Mayday" call
  • From dull to SHARP
  • Safety Notes
  • Spanish "Excavaciones" & English "Excavations"

06/21/03   Summer 2003

  • On guard: A history of point-of-operation safeguarding
  • English "scaffolds" and Spanish "Andamios"
  • If it's silica - it's not just dust
  • Focus on agriculture
  • Don't sell yourself short

03/01/03   March, April, May 2003

  • Division One changes take effect in January
  • Training and education grants available
  • Updated publications now available from Oregon OSHA
  • New training courses for small business
  • Profiles: Tom Paris

12/15/02   December 2002

  • New ergo resources available
  • Prepare for workplace emergencies
  • Profile: Dianna Gray
  • Safety Notes: Indoor Air Quality Q & A's
  • Cold Stress: Spanish & English

09/15/02   September, October, November 2002

  • Get Ready for GOSH 2003
  • Oregon companies believe in staying SHARP
  • An advisory for small-business owners
  • Ladder Safety (Spanish/English)
  • Oregon OSHA enforces safe living standards for agricultural labor housing

06/15/02   June, July, August 2002

  • Work-related deaths in Oregon at record low
  • Innovative safety committees for workplaces with 10 or fewer employees
  • DPR Construction receives VPP Merit Award from Oregon OSHA
  • Fall Protection (Spanish & English)
  • You've got eyestrain!

03/15/02   March, April, May 2002

  • OR-OSHA Sends Relief to New York
  • STEP up to SHARP: Oregon employers receive SHARP recognition
  • A shocking experience that could save your life
  • Safety and Health for all workers in Oregon
  • Newest safety summit serves Central Oregon builders

12/15/01   December 2001

  • New bloodborne-pathogen standard adopted
  • Small Businesses: Download manual for safety-program help
  • Oregon SHARP Alliance helps new employers
  • Profile: Paul Frith
  • Voluntary Protection Program undergoes changes

09/15/01   September, October, November 2001

  • Georgia-Pacific Pulp and Paper Mill recognized for safety achievement
  • Put safety first on the farm
  • Your hearing: Use it, don't lose it!
  • Work zone safety tips
  • I know a shortcut!

06/15/01   June, July, August 2001

  • Why have a workplace safety & health program?
  • Safety and Small Business Employer 2001 Schedule
  • Oregon employers and employees receive safety awards
  • Safety at Work: Things young workers should know
  • Everything I Ever Needed to Know, I learned in Aisle Nine

03/15/01   March, April May 2001

  • Bechtel?s Airport MAX project earns STAR award
  • Construction noise
  • Muskuloskeletal injuries riddle health-care workforce
  • Students learn how to recognize hazards in mills
  • Law changes regarding hazardous substance reporting

12/15/00   December, 2000

  • New and changing Oregon OSHA rules
  • Oregon SHARP Alliance seeks new board members
  • Profile - Chuck McFarland
  • OR-OSHA sets goals for 2001
  • A victory worth winning

09/15/00   September, October, November 2000

  • Permit-required confined spaces: They're not designed to be occupied!
  • Oregon OSHA, safety engineers seek award nominees
  • Pulp & Paper Worker Conference moves
  • Workers' Memorial Scholarships awarded
  • Two little words spell DANGER!

06/15/00   June, July, August 2000

  • Redesign a worksite to protect a valuable resource - workers
  • Bloodborne pathogens standards policy updated
  • How well would you measure up?
  • The heat equation
  • Small business finds a resource in Oregon OSHA

03/15/00   March, April, May 2000

  • Portland Airport MAX project - Oregon?s newest VPP site
  • AWPPW Awards
  • Conferences
  • Safety Notes
  • SHARP Employees Recognized

12/15/99   December 1999

  • New, temporary, and changing Oregon OSHA rules
  • Worksite redesign grants benefit Oregon industries
  • Is your workplace prepared for fire hazards?
  • The clock is ticking!
  • The eyes have. . . (had) it!

09/15/99   September, October, November 1999

  • Spirit Communications' founder rallies new association members
  • Permit-required confined space standard amended
  • A good PPE program reduces injuries
  • Do you have questions about crane operator training?
  • Court decision ends old legal dispute

06/15/99   June, July, August 1999

  • Please . . . be careful out there
  • SHARP
  • Safety Notes
  • Is your farm labor camp registered?
  • Stopped before they started

03/15/99   Winter 1999

  • Scaffolding roundtable
  • What can go wrong?
  • Worksite redesign project
  • Got a problem? Maybe we can help
  • Understanding saves the soup!

09/15/98   Fall 1998

  • Congratulations on a long and successful partnership
  • Are you ready for the year 2000?
  • Eye hazards in the workplace
  • Oregon OSHA's new agriculture standard
  • Shared resources help us all

06/15/98   Summer 1998

  • Respiratory protection standard changed
  • Accident alert
  • Information for YOU-2-Know
  • Publication Spotlight: Fall Protection
  • Safety Notes: Rock company, Food processing, Food catering, Farming

03/15/98   Spring 1998

  • Hazardous energy lockout/tagout, and the working person
  • New respiratory protection standard
  • Safety notes: Scrap metal recycling, Marine cargo, Backhoe excavation, Plastic pipe corrugation
  • Oregon has 13 SHARP employers
  • Beware of hot oil

12/15/97   December, 1997

  • Publication spotlight/training, written programs
  • Publication spotlight/scaffolds
  • Films teach effectively
  • Safety notes: Construction, Tree service
  • New rules for butadiene and methylene chloride

04/15/97   Spring 1997

  • Oregon OSHA renews its efforts to reduce ergonomics injuries
  • Publication spotlight - Printing industry
  • Employer Alert - Rebar Covers
  • Work related fatality rates announced
  • Design of a powered vinyl hinge applicator

12/15/96   December, 1996

  • Publication Spotlight - Silicosis
  • Emergency Eyewashes & Showers
  • SHARP Recipient
  • 1996 Safety Awards
  • Publication Spotlight - Portable Ladders