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News Release

Oregon OSHA, 350 Winter Street NE Room 430, Salem, Oregon 97301-3878

For immediate release:
Dec. 9, 2013
Contact information:
Melanie Mesaros, Public Information Officer
Construction industry safety conference coming to Bend
Workshops approved for continuing education credits

(Salem) ? Members of Oregon's construction industry are invited to attend a specialized conference Jan. 27-28, 2014, designed to highlight safe work practices and code-related updates.

MOCSSOregon's Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA), a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, is one of several partners presenting the Mid-Oregon Construction Safety Summit at the Riverhouse Hotel and Convention Center.

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, keynote speaker Eric Giguere will share "The buried truth uncovered," his story of a near-death accident of being buried alive while on the job. Through his life-changing experience, Giguere offers a personal safety message.

The conference, themed "Safety: Get plugged in," features topics specifically designed for the residential and commercial construction workforce. Continuing education credits are pre-approved for the Construction Contractors Board, Building Codes Division (plumbers and electricians), Landscape Contractors Board, water services, and solar PV installers. Conference attendees can choose from the following topics and more:

  • Electrical safety/NFPA 70E
  • Confined space
  • Rigging and crane awareness
  • Work zone safety/flagging
  • Fall protection

The registration fee is $75 per person for the Tuesday conference and $40 for the pre-conference workshop on Monday, Jan. 27. For more information or to register, go to www.orosha.org/conferences.

Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, enforces the state’s workplace safety and health rules and works to improve workplace safety and health for all Oregon workers. For more information, go to www.orosha.org.

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