National Safety Stand-Down

It will be the 3rd year for the National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls in construction.  The emphasis began 5 years ago with the Construction Fall Prevention Campaign.  Partners in the...

Parkrose High captures 2016 O[yes] video prizes

We congratulate students from Portland's Parkrose High School for claiming both 1st and 2nd prizes for videos entered into the O[yes] video contest! The goal of this annual video contest,...

Multiple agencies meet to discuss pesticide issues

Pesticides are a commonly used tool for the control of a variety of pests, including weeds, bacteria, insects, rodents and molds, and represent a potential health risk to those who use them....

Retooling our future

A favorite activity for those of us active in outreach at Occupational Health Sciences is catching up with our stakeholders at events. This spring has been active - and certainly we have heard a...

New OR-FACE hazard alert

OR-FACE published a new hazard alert, "Follow manufacturer's instructions."  The document summarizes three Oregon construction fatal stories.  Common to the three cases was failure to follow...

Arsenic and cadmium air pollution found in SE and North PDX

Potentially unsafe levels of arsenic and cadmium have been detected in the air of Southeast Portland. The primary source was been localized to a glass production facility that has operated there for...

New fatality report and upcoming rigging/signaling course

OR-FACE has published Fatality Investigation Report, "Crane operator killed by falling steel beam."  A 40-year old crane operator was killed when a clamp holding the top  of the 35-foot, 5600 lb...

How’s that video coming along?

Less than ten days remain for Oregon high school students to create and submit their 90 second video entry for the Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition's annual "Work Safe. Save a Friend"...

OR-FACE report used in SAIF Ag Seminars

  There’s a new face in the 2015-2016 SAIF Agricultural Safety Seminar series. Kevin White, executive director of the Oregon Future Farmers of America Foundation, co-taught the...

Be careful mixing medications and work

So there I was, shivering under the covers, my feverish body aching from some mysterious illness, anticipating the early Monday morning alarm that would signal the new workweek. The medication I had...