IBEW safety expert Barry Moreland got one of the top honors at this year’s Oregon Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health (GOSH) Conference. As safety director at the NECA/IBEW Local 48 Electrical Training Center (NIETC), Moreland trains IBEW Local 48 members in accident prevention and safety and helps the union electrical contractors of NECA maintain safe workplaces.
The GOSH conference is the largest workplace safety conference in the Northwest, and one of the largest in the United States. A panel of industry professionals chose Moreland to receive GOSH’s Labor Representative Award, which was presented during a ceremony March 6 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.
Moreland has been a member of IBEW since 1993, has taught apprentices since 2002, and studied safety and health at the AFL-CIO’s National Labor College. Since then, he’s served on numerous Oregon OSHA committees, helping craft the state’s confined space regulations, review training grant applications, and disperse scholarship funding to children of workers fatally injured on the job.
Also honored at the GOSH event was Snyder Roofing of Oregon LLC, a union-signatory commercial roofing contractor that employs members of Roofers Local 49.