Safety and craft brewing

Craft brewers have found great success in Oregon, boasting 234 brewing facilities in 72 cities, and employing over 7400 workers. In addition to providing jobs, these companies have donated...

OR-FACE publishes Spanish toolbox talk guides

The first set of construction toolbox talk guides based on Oregon fatalities was published and made available on the OR-FACE website on March 2013. The overarching goal of these toolbox talk guides...

Have you mapped your neighborhood?

Living here in the Pacific Northwest we are routinely reminded that "the big one" is heading our way. And if you happen to chat with a geologist as often as I, it isn't about if, but rather when...

NIOSH renews Oregon occupational health grant

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced the awards on September 14. The proposal submitted by multiple-principal investigators, Curtis Cude (Oregon Health...

Protecting our wildland firefighters

I heard a radio interview earlier this week about the challenges facing those fighting wildfires.  A journalist covering the topic shared her belief that it is inevitable that we will lose...

Oregon Building Trades Council is 75!

Oregon Building Trades Council celebrated it's 75th anniversary at the Portland Convention Center on August 20-21.  They are the second oldest building trades council in the US, representing about...

Let’s avoid getting stressed over heat

OK – now that the extremely hot weather has (temporarily) passed, let’s not let our guard down about heat-related illness. Many workers do not have the option of getting out of the sun during the...

Solutions for a better future for occupational health

Researchers, practitioners, students, and members of the occupational health and safety field got together in Seattle last week at the Future of Occupational Health Symposium, hosted by the...

Pendleton hosts the Blue Mountain health and safety conference

The Pendleton, Oregon Convention Center was the site of the annual Blue Mountain Occupational Safety & Health Conference, held June 1 & 2, 2015. More than 200 participants from diverse...

Moving ahead to protect temporary workers

Thanks to everyone who joined us at last week's symposium - sharing both challenges and best practices to protect our temporary workforce. We were particularly pleased to have such meaningful...