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Training for a rescue at 50 feet

Jan 29, 2019

Theater and concert workers often spend time at great heights — hoisting gear at rock concerts or setting up and operating truss-mounted spotlights.  Their union is working to improve members’ readiness to quickly rescue a coworker in the event of an accident. 

Remembering workers who died on the job

May 1, 2018

Attending the NW Oregon Labor Council’s Workers Memorial Day service were nearly 50 family members of a road construction flagger who was struck and killed by a drunk driver May 23, 2017.

Questions for Jordan Barab

Apr 18, 2018

Jordan Barab, a longtime union safety expert, was number two at OSHA under Obama. He’s not happy about the way things have gone under Trump.

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