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News Release

Oregon OSHA, 350 Winter Street NE Room 430, Salem, Oregon 97301-3878

For immediate release:
March 1, 2013
Contact information:
Melanie Mesaros, Public Information Officer
2013 Oregon GOSH Conference honors safety leaders
Businesses and individuals to receive awards for excellence

(Salem) – Thirteen leaders in safety and health will be honored with awards at the 2013 Oregon Governor's Occupational Safety and Health (GOSH) Conference, at a March 6 ceremony at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. A panel of industry professionals judges the awards, which honor extraordinary contributions to the field of workplace safety and health. The categories include outstanding employers, individuals, and associations.

The winners this year are as follows:

Association Awards
Associated General Contractors, Oregon-Columbia Chapter
Oregon Trucking Association

Employer Awards
Andersen Construction Company, Portland
Bremik Construction, Portland
May Trucking, Salem

Safety Committee Awards
City of Newberg, Newberg
City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services, Portland
Leatherman Tool, Portland
Valley Family Health Care, Vail/Ontario/Nyssa

Safety and Health Advocate
John Mckenzie, JE Dunn

Safety and Health Professional Awards
David Hanson, Timber Products Company
Patrick Wolfe, Portland Public Schools
Annie Moorman, SAIF Corporation

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA), a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, partners with the Columbia-Willamette Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers to sponsor the conference.

More information about the conference is on the GOSH website, www.oregongosh.com.

Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, enforces the state’s workplace safety and health rules and works to improve workplace safety and health for all Oregon workers. For more information, go to www.orosha.org.

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