The upcoming CO event puts a spotlight on worker safety in the construction industry

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A two-day training conference in Central Oregon will offer many training opportunities for workers in the residential, commercial, and industrial construction industries to increase their safety and health while is at work.

The Mid-Oregon Construction Safety Summit, held January 29-30, 2024, will address a variety of topics, including fall protection, excavation safety, silica exposure risks, electrical safety, and safety technologies. .

Attendees will have access to a variety of training sessions, including OSHA 10-hour training for construction, work zone safety and flagging, rigging and signaling for cranes, and first aid. Certifications and recertifications may apply. Also, the conference will offer opportunities to earn continuing education credits, including through Oregon’s Construction Contractors Board and Landscape Contractors Board.

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Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (Oregon OSHA), a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, encourages employers and workers to attend the 21st annual Mid-Oregon Construction Safety Summit at the Riverhouse in Deschutes. in Bend. Oregon OSHA is one of several partners presenting at the summit.

The event’s keynote presentation, “Extraordinarily Average Guy,” will be delivered by Dan Plexman, who almost lost his life in an industrial accident 15 years ago. Since that near-death experience, Plexman has transformed himself into a champion arm wrestler and workplace safety speaker. His presentation will reinforce critical points to keep in mind when it comes to on-the-job safety and health, including how all workplace accidents can be prevented.

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Other sessions at the Mid-Oregon Construction Safety Summit include:

  • Avoid exposure to fall hazards
  • Prevent serious injury to death
  • Mental health awareness
  • Update on labor law
  • Construction A to Z
  • Underground line safety
  • Safety committees and meetings

Registration for the event’s pre-conference workshop (Monday, Jan. 29) is $70. Conference registration (Tuesday, Jan. 30) is $100. Registration for OSHA 10-hour construction training is $150 for two days. The cost to attend the workshop on rigging and signaling for cranes (Monday, Jan. 29) is $295.

For more information, contact the Oregon OSHA Conference Section, 503-947-7411 or [email protected]. For information about other upcoming safety conferences, visit Oregon OSHA’s online conference page.

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Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, enforces the state’s workplace safety and health regulations and works to improve workplace safety and health for all Oregon workers. For more information, go to osha.oregon.gov.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon’s largest business regulation and consumer protection agency. For more information, go to www.oregon.gov/dcbs/.