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Dec 30, 2019
A Construction Company Embraces Frank Talk About Mental Health To Reduce Suicide

National Public Radio's Morning Edition presents this story about how RK, a construction company, has made advances by prioritizing the importance of mental health and suicide prevention strategies.

Source: NPR

Feb 21, 2019
MMWR: Suicide Rates by Major Occupational Group — 17 States, 2012 and 2015

This Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) provided by the Centers for Disease Control illustrates that "“In both 2012 and 2015, the largest percentage of male suicides (15%–16% of decedents) occurred among those in the Construction and Extraction group (SOC 47) (Table 2)."

Source: CDC

Nov 26, 2018
Mental Health & Suicide Prevention: SafeBuild Alliance Resources

SafeBuild Alliance has completed an Oregon OSHA training grant designed to educate construction workers on mental health and suicide prevention. Funded at the end of 2017, this grant was awarded to provide information to construction workers and their families about how to get help and how to intervene.

Source: SafeBuild Alliance

Nov 26, 2018
Construction FACE Database

The Construction FACE Database (CFD) is a database in Excel created by CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training to facilitate use of the information provided by the NIOSH Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Reports. The CFD variables categorize information on decedents, their employers, type of injury, environment, safety equipment, safety programs, training, recommendations, and other factors surrounding the injury occurrence.

Source: CPWR

Sep 27, 2018
Construction workers are uniquely at risk for heroin overdoses, study finds

This article discusses unique substance use and abuse within the construction industry.

Source: The Inquirer

Apr 30, 2018
Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet: Fall protection in construction: requirements for competent persons

A competent person for fall protection is someone who can identify existing and predictable fall hazards in the workplace and has the authority to take prompt measures to eliminate them. This fact sheet explains requirements and proper practice.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Feb 27, 2018
Solutions for Tree Care Hazards

OSHA’s new resource, Solutions for Tree Care Hazards, highlights common hazards in the tree care industry, and provides safety measures for employers and workers.

Source: OSHA

May 18, 2017
Utility Installation (Underground Utilities)

Did you know that the most common hazard associated with installing underground utilities is the potential cave-ins associated with the excavation operations?

Source: Washington Labor & Industries

Jan 26, 2017
Oregon OSHA’s quick guide to safety committees and safety meetings for general industry and construction employers

If you’re an employer in Oregon, your business must have a safety committee or have safety meetings unless you’re the sole owner and the only employee of a corporation.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Jan 22, 2017
OR-OSHA Confined Spaces Topic Page

This page provides easy access to all OR-OSHA documents relating to confined spaces, including Hazard Alerts, Letters of Interpretation, Program Directives, Publications, Rules Self-Inspection Checklists and Videos for checkout

Source: Oregon OSHA