National Safety Stand-Down May 8-12, 2017

Falls continue to be the leading cause of death in construction. Between 2003-2013 OSHA reported more than 3,500 deaths resulting from construction falls. In 2015 alone there were 350 fatal falls,...

What are you doing for Safety Break?

As May approaches, we are reminded that Safety Break is nearly here! Oregon OSHA coordinates Safety Break, a one-day event designed to raise awareness and promote the value of workplace safety and...

Catching up with the times: Resource Directory updated

When our Institute, then CROET, first designed our original Resource Directory in 1996, then CROETweb, most of us were just beginning to learn to search and find information on the web. Can you...

2017 O[yes] video finalists announced

It's another year - and another Oregon Young Employee Safety (O[yes]) Video Contest. After almost a decade of joining a number of organizations as contest sponsors, it's great to know that young...

Oh GOSH! Time to register for Oregon GOSH

I've said it before, but the Oregon Governor's Occupational Safety and Health Conference is one of my most favorite safety events to attend. This conference, the largest safety conference in the...

Thanks to Essential Workers everywhere

As this week's storm brought in amounts of snow and deep cold that Portland hasn't seen in decades, we'd be remiss not to acknowledge those who braved the snow, ice and cold to show up at work. Folks...

Weather fails to derail Salem WPS training session

Thursday, December 8th, will enter the record books as the first cold winter storm of 2016 for the Willamette Valley. But that didn't stop our Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Train-the-Trainer...

Hello research, meet practice

Have you ever thought that science and practice don’t talk enough? As we develop and disseminate our evidence-based Total Worker Health interventions at the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, it’s...

2014 OR-FACE Annual Report published

The Oregon Fatality Assessment & Control Evaluation (OR-FACE) published Occupational Fatalities in Oregon Annual Report 2014. OR-FACE annual reports include analysis of the incidents with charts...