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

For immediate release:
June 5, 2014
Contact information:
Melanie Mesaros, Public Information Officer
503-947-7428
melanie.l.mesaros@state.or.us
 
Oregon GOSH Conference accepting
safety award nominations
Honor workplace safety and health excellence

(Salem) – Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Oregon GOSH Awards, which will honor organizations and individuals who make extraordinary contributions to workplace safety and health.

The awards will be presented March 11, 2015, as part of the Oregon Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health (GOSH) Conference, scheduled for March 9-12. The conference, the largest of its kind in the Northwest, will be held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.

Nominees will compete with like-sized organizations in the following categories:
• Employer safety program
• Association
• Safety committee
• Safety and health advocate (individual or team)
• Safety and health professional (industry specific)

Applications are available at www.oregongosh.com/awards and are due Oct. 1, 2014.

After winning an award in 2013, Bremik Construction in Portland found its employees were proud to work for a company that put their safety first.

“The GOSH award has motivated our employees by showing how their individual commitment to safety on the job can make a difference,? said Bremik Vice President Mike Greenslade .  “We’ve seen an increase in morale that has served as motivation for continuous improvement on all of our jobsites.?

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA), a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services , is partnering with the Columbia-Willamette Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers to sponsor the conference.

or questions about the awards, contact the conference section at 503-378-3272 or e-mail Oregon.GOSH@state.or.us. For information about the conference, go to www.oregongosh.com.

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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