Of all the fatal electrical fatalities that occurred on the job from 2003 through 2010 half of them 52 percent  occurred in the construction sector according to BLS data compiled by the Electrical Safety Foundation International

Oregon OSHA Hosts Safety and Health Conference

Topics include electrical safety and issues in marijuana manufacturing.

Oregon's state-run OSHA division will present a two-day event with state-specific topics catered to employers seeking to improve workplace health and safety.

The Central Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Conference will take place on Sept. 18-19  at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes. Topics covered will include controlling hazardous energy, providing fall protection, interpreting safety data sheets, recognizing hazards and investigating accidents.

On Tuesday, Sept. 18, author and trainer Kevin McCarthy will lead the keynote session titled, "Welcome to the Blind Spot Zone."

“When we escape the blind spot zone, we become more self-aware and aware of others,” McCarthy said, in a statement. “As a result, not only will our relationships, morale, and teamwork improve, we will also find ourselves more cognizant of how our decisions and behaviors impact the health and safety of ourselves and others within the organization. Heightened awareness saves lives.”

Additional conference topics include critical safety issues in marijuana manufacturing; Confined spaces and lockout/tagout in breweries; how safety culture develops and evolves; electrical safety; and what to expect from an Oregon OSHA inspection.

Registration for the two-day event is $155, with an optional pre-conference workshop for $55. Attend any one day for $105. For more information or to register, visit the event website.

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