Occupational safety and health. Workplace toxins. Ergonomics. Asbestos. Hearing loss. Safety.
The daughter of a union plumber wants to end the occupational disease that claimed her father.
IBEW safety expert Barry Moreland and union-signatory Snyder Roofing got some of the top honors at this year’s Oregon Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Conference.
The Centers for Disease Control reports that asbestos-related deaths are on the rise.
A thin green line flag could be displayed to remember workers hurt on the job.
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.
The campaign will focus on improving health in the construction industry, which is disproportionately affected by heart disease and stroke.
One other worker was killed, and two injured.
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.
Progress on safety has halted, and safety programs have been targeted for elimination.
Forty-eight Oregon workers lost their lives on the job last year. Here are their names.