OccHealthSci Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in Construction podcast episode. Photo of construction worker working

Mental health and suicide prevention in construction podcast episode

The suicide rate in working age adults has increased 40% in 2 decades and is currently the 10th leading cause of death overall in the the United States. The construction industry has one of the...

Dr. Emily Huang Safety Climate Lab meeting online with construction partners on safety climate and culture

Prioritizing safety: Dr. Huang’s partners in construction

During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, increased prevalence of forest fires, and social and political unrest, now more than ever, the prioritization of occupational safety, health and well-being...

Physical distancing in construction: what’s that look like?

In Oregon, unlike our neighbors in Washington, construction was among those industries allowed to stay open when Governor Kate Brown issued our "Stay Home, Save Lives" executive order in March, 2020....

New OR-FACE fatality investigation report published

Excavating is one of the most hazardous construction operations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports excavation and trench-related fatalities in 2016 as nearly double the average of the previous...

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...

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...

Preventing Falls in Construction

We've discussed before on this blog the abundance of construction sites not heeding dangers related to falls. Whether it be employees unprotected on roofs or those improperly using ladders, falls...