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

For immediate release:                            Contact information:
March 11, 2009                                    Melanie Mesaros, Public Information Officer
                                                  503-947-7428
                                                  melanie.l.mesaros@state.or.us

     2009 Oregon GOSH Conference honors safety leaders
               Businesses and individuals receive awards for excellence
(Salem) – Fourteen leaders in safety and health were honored with awards at the 2009 Oregon
Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health (GOSH) Conference, under way 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
Associated General Contractors Oregon-Columbia Chapter

Employer
Reese Electric, Inc. of North Bend
Stacy and Witbeck Inc. (Wilsonville-Beaverton Commuter Rail Project)
Arctic Sheet Metal of Portland
Roseburg Forest Products – Dillard Plywood Division

Individual
Jeff Schanze of Cintas Corp., Portland

Safety Professional
Al Arguedas formerly of Skanska USA, Beaverton
Chris Miller of Associated General Contractors Oregon-Columbia Chapter
Scott Neufeld of Special Districts Association of Oregon, Salem

Safety Committee
NECA-IBEW, Portland
Oregon Youth Authority – MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility, Woodburn
Comcast – Beaverton FFO
Knife River – Medford Operations
Roseburg Forest Products – Dillard Plywood Division
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 Web site, www.oregongosh.com.

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About Oregon OSHA:
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.




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