Professionals not engineers and other news from Safety 2018

I know that I join many others who are pleased with the rebranding of ASSE to ASSP: professionals not engineers. I imagine there are still job descriptions out there defining some of us as "safety...

It’s why we do it

Driving through Oregon's remarkable Columbia River Gorge, including areas slowly recovering from last summer's fire, I felt deep gratitude. I was returning home from the Blue Mountain Occupational...

interactive presentation of safety toolbox talk about a fatal scaffold fall

OR-FACE shares safety week messages

OR-FACE participated in multiple events during last week’s 5th annual National Safety Stand-down. #StandDown4Safety is part of OSHA's ongoing campaign to prevent falls in construction as falls...

Workers memorial plaque in Salem, Oregon

Share a Story, Save a Life! April 27th-May 11th

The Oregon FACE program is challenging supervisors and workers in the construction industry to read and discuss a story about an Oregon construction worker who died on the job between April 27th and...

April is distracted driving awareness month

More than 40,000 people were killed on our nation's roadways last year, an increase of 6% from 2015, and distracted driving is a major contributor. In light of these disturbing statistics, the...

kitchen safety showdown competitors in the kitchen

Safety training you can savor

Prevention, best practices – these are key ingredients for staying safe on the job. As safety and health professionals we continually strive to find and implement effective ways to improve safety...

class session of SAIF's agriculture safety seminar

New OR-FACE agriculture safety resource

OR-FACE recently published an updated hazard alert for the agriculture industry in collaboration with our safety partners at SAIF. Fatal injuries on farms and ranches frequently involve tractors and...

screenshot of OR-FACE fatality investigation report_pump-jack scaffold fall, pub December 2017

New OR-FACE fatality investigation report

Falls continue to be the leading cause of death in the construction industry. These deaths are preventable. A newly published fatality investigation report by the Oregon Fatality Assessment and...

National Pesticide Information Center wins award

Perhaps the best “perk” I receive from working at the Institute is being able to associate with all the wonderful, intelligent and dedicated people here. But I also enjoy a similar reward as...

Industrial hygiene research meets practice in Spokane

Our fall safety & health conference season extended into Washington state at the end of October, when about 120 local and regional occupational health and safety professionals and students...