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  • Monday, December 10, 2018 8:29 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Construction Safety Summit Coming to Central Oregon

    A two-day training conference in central Oregon will focus on the safety and health of workers in residential, commercial, and industrial construction. The Jan. 28-29 Mid-Oregon Construction Safety Summit will offer discussions of everything from fall protection and ladder safety to excavation hazards and prevention of pipeline damage.

    Oregon’s Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA), a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, encourages employers and workers to attend the 18th annual summit at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes Convention Center in Bend.

    The summit’s keynote speakers are Russ and Laurel Youngstrom, co-owners of Youngstrom Safety in the Seattle area. The Youngstroms are safety advocates and motivational speakers. In 1995, Russ Youngstrom, who was working for a painting company, fell from a scaffold and severed his spinal cord. The accident left him a paraplegic and changed the family’s life forever.

    The Youngstroms have dedicated their lives to sharing their tragic experience in hopes that others will benefit from hearing their story. Their Jan. 29 keynote presentation, “It Won’t Happen to Me,” will emphasize the importance of personal accountability in workplace safety by offering two different perspectives on the permanent and ongoing consequences of ignoring safety precautions.

    Russ Youngstrom said the attitude that ignores putting safety first can be summed up in two phrases: “It’s not worth it” and “I’ve got this.” Laurel Youngstrom said accidents affect families and friends. “You don’t want your family to get that phone call,” she said. “Being unsafe is selfish.”

    The construction safety summit also offers opportunities for attendees to earn continuing education credits through Oregon’s Construction Contractors Board and Landscape Contractors Board. Certification and re-certification will be offered for first aid personnel and work-zone flaggers. Moreover, the OSHA 10-hour training for construction certification will be offered.

    The two-day summit’s other workshops include:

    • Construction A-Z. This session reviews the many hazards found in construction and demolition, and the best practices – and requirements – for correcting them.
    • Scaffold user training.
    • Planning for safety, every phase.
    • Asbestos and lead awareness.
    • Defensive driving strategies for central Oregon.
    • Hand/power tools and personal protective equipment.

    Registration for pre-conference workshops (Monday, Jan. 28) is $50. Conference registration (Tuesday, Jan. 29) is $85. Registration for the OSHA 10-hour training for construction is $140 for both days.

    To register, go to If you have questions or need help registering, call the Oregon OSHA Conference Section, 503-947-7411.

  • Tuesday, December 04, 2018 7:57 AM | Anonymous


    The Oregon Department of Agriculture Pesticides Program is pleased to announce and solicit your feedback on the following proposed rules related to Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in schools. Submit your comments to Judith Callens at<>. Thank you for your time and consideration.

    1) Creates a new license category to apply pesticides on the campus of a school

    Proposed rule text, Fiscal Impact Statement, and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

    Public hearing
    When: 10 a.m. Dec. 17, 2018
    Where: Oregon Department of Agriculture, Conference Room D, 635 Capitol St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
    Comment period ends: 5 p.m., Jan. 11, 2019

    2) Aligns definition of school in OAR 603-057-0500(14) with statute (ORS 634.700)

    Proposed rule text, Fiscal Impact Statement, and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

    Public hearing
    When: 1 p.m. Dec. 17, 2018
    Where: Oregon Department of Agriculture, Conference Room D, 635 Capitol St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
    Comment period ends: 5 p.m., Jan. 11, 2019

    Pesticides Rulemaking Webpage 

  • Friday, August 17, 2018 4:25 PM | Anonymous

    The NW Regional Education Service District has collaborated with the Environmental Protection Agency, the Oregon Health Authority, Cascade Radon and Intermountain ESD to organize training for school custodial and maintenance personnel who will be doing radon testing in Oregon Schools. 

    The training fee covers continental breakfast, lunch and training materials. 

    Training will be a full day, 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., with classroom instruction in the morning hours and hands-on testing in a local setting in the afternoon. 


    For more information contact Kerri Smith at 503-614-1473 or via email at

  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018 12:01 PM | Anonymous

    Bend-LaPine School District has a job opening for a Threat Assessment Consultant.

    For more information click here:  Job Posting

    Misty Groom, 541.355.1012,

  • Sunday, June 10, 2018 10:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Tualatin Hills Parks & Recreation is hiring for a Safety Coordinator.

    Safety Coordinator


    The Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District (THPRD) seeks a Safety Coordinator to manage our comprehensive safety program which includes safety training, consultation and inspections that adhere to all federal, state and local legal and regulatory requirements. This position is critical in ensuring the safety of our patrons, staff, and volunteers. Successful applicants will possess at least three years of experience working in a safety-related position within a mid to large size organization as well as the equivalent to a two-year degree with major coursework in industrial relations, occupational health and safety, business or public administration, or a related field.

  • Monday, April 09, 2018 8:25 PM | Anonymous

    Bend-La Pine Schools Plumbing/HVAC Foreman

    Bend-La Paine School District has a Plumbing/HVAC foreman position open and are currently taking applications! 

    Under general supervision, the Plumbing/HVAC Foreman directs and is responsible for all District plumbing and heating systems, including installation, maintenance, repair or replacement of boiler heating plants, piping, control components and all associated building HVAC equipment. The Plumbing/HVAC Foreman performs duties primarily in the areas of HVAC which includes coordinating the repairs of building management systems / pneumatic control systems and maintenance of the steam and water distribution systems. Directing and training of department personnel is a regular responsibility including work performance, quality and safety standards. The Plumbing/HVAC Foreman works under the supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor.

    Applications Accepted Until 4/29/2018


  • Thursday, April 05, 2018 7:40 AM | Anonymous

    Risk Management Specialist, 8hrs/day (1.0 FTE), Full Time, Perm

    North Clackamas School District is currently recruiting for a Risk Management Specialist.  Job posting closes 4/9/2018!

    Click here for more information:  Job Description

  • Thursday, February 22, 2018 6:41 PM | Anonymous

    Amenities Inspection,Maintenance & Incident Preparedness. 

    March 8, 2018 at City of Hillsboro Roodbridge Park 

    Learn more in depth about bleachers, tables, benches and other amenity inspections, maintenance & retrofitting, and incident preparedness etc. Registration closes next Friday 3/2!

    • What is involved with completing a bleacher inspection
    • Drinking fountain installation, maintenance and repair, and placement, including attention to ADA access
    • Maintaining outdoor furniture
    • Planning for a critical incident

    For registration and workshop information go to link:

    Visit the website at:

  • Tuesday, December 05, 2017 9:17 AM | Anonymous

    Beaverton School District has an opening for an Environmental Health Specialist.  

    The Environmental Health Specialist works under the general direction and oversight of the Risk Manager and in alignment with District policies, labor agreements, state regulations and federal statutes. Independent judgment, with occasional input and review of the supervisor, is required in matters not having established rules, regulations or policies. The incumbent does not have supervisory responsibilities, but may provide guidance and assistance to regular or temporary employees, as required. The Environmental Health Specialist may be required to work a variable schedule, including evenings and weekends.

    Please click on the link below for more information

    Job Description

    Apply Here

  • Tuesday, August 08, 2017 8:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The rule as adopted simply eliminates three NAICS codes from exempt status in regards to filling out the OSHA 300 injury tracking log. 

    NAICS 6111 (Elementary and Secondary Schools), 
    NAICS 6116 (Other Schools of Instruction), and 
    NAICS 6117 (Educational Support Services),

    from the list of exempt industries in Table 1 of the rule, effective January 1, 2018. This means that the existing recordkeeping rules will apply to those industries from that date forward.

    Adopted Changes to Recordkeeping Exemptions

    Text of Adopted Changes

    Explanation of Rulemaking

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