Summer ahead: OR & WA Heat Exposure & Illness Prevention Rules

By Becky Zuschlag & Lex Shvartsmann As summer approaches and the temperatures begin to rise, Oregon and Washington employers should review their heat exposure and illness prevention policies and practices to ensure that they comply with their state’s rules. Both the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OR-OSHA”) and the […]

Timelapse video shows rapid tree growth

By Oregon Forest Research Institute, Nine years ago, OFRI installed timelapse cameras in a reforested area on private timberland in Oregon’s Coast Range to capture the growth of 4-year-old and 9-year-old trees that were planted in a clearcut. Footage from the solar-powered cameras, which filmed the fast-growing young trees for […]

Bonamici: Bill to convert unused buildings into emergency shelters

Legislation builds on success of Oregon’s Project Turnkey Program BY U.S. Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, WASHINGTON, DC [05/09/2024] – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) introduced legislation that models Oregon’s successful Project Turnkey Program to provide flexible housing assistance that can quickly convert unused buildings into affordable housing and emergency shelters, enhance services […]

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