WA Safety & Health Poster Update

Washington Labor and Industries (L&I) recently completed rulemaking to increase worker protection from discrimination. To be consistent with these rule changes, L&I updated the required Job Safety and Health Law poster. This change increases the amount of time employees have to file a complaint from 30 days to 90 days. You can request or print…More

OR – Paid Leave Oregon 2023

The Oregon Paid Leave program is set to begin collecting payments from employers beginning in 2023. The program and employer responsibilities are detailed below. Important dates to know Who is Paid Leave Oregon for and how does it work? EMPLOYERSIf your business employs 25 or more employees, you will participate and pay into the program.…More

Fatal Facts: Riding on the Step of a Skidder

SUMMARY An 18-year-old skidder operator at a logging site was killed when he fell off a moving skidder while riding as a passenger outside the cab. OR-FACE received notification of the incident the following day from Oregon OSHA. This report is based on information in the Oregon OSHA report. The company was hired to skid…More

5-Minute Safety Talk: Using Portable Generators Safely

Portable generators are internal combustion engines used to generate electricity. They are useful when temporary or remote power is needed, and are commonly used during power outages, where electricty is not available, or recovery efforts following disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, etc. See the hazards below associated with generators. Shock and Electrocution The electricity created…More

What to Do When OSHA Calls

OSHA Visits OSHA has established a system of inspection priorities to determine who will be visited by a Compliance Officer. Imminent danger situations are given top priority. An imminent danger is any condition where there is reasonable certainty that a danger exists that can be expected to cause death or serious physical harm. Investigation of…More

Featured Member: Herbert Lumber

TPM Member Since November 2013Herbert Lumber Company 656 Riddle Bypass Road, PO Box 7, Riddle, Oregon 97469541-874-2236 http://www.herbertlumber.com/ This year marks the 75th Anniversary of Herbert Lumber Co., in arguably one of the most difficult trades to be in. Their achievement is even more surprising when considering the business was designed to operate solely on…More

Frontline: Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace

Front-line supervisors can make a difference when it comes to helping workers manage stress. This guide aims to help supervisors feel more comfortable and confident about talking to workers about workplace stress, mental health, and substance use. Background There has been a reported rise in the number of individuals experiencing anxiety and depressive disorders, as…More

Counsel’s Corner: Employee Privacy Protections

Disclaimer: This document and any discussions set forth herein are for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice, which has to be addressed to particular facts and circumstances involved in any given situation. Review or use of the document and any discussions does not create an attorney-client relationship with the author…More

TPM U Webinar Series

TPM U is an educational series provided to TPM members free of charge. For more information or to register for one of these classes, please go to the TPM website’s “Membership” Tab (http://www.timberassociation.com) or call (509) 535-4646. Registration is limited to 50 computers per webinar. REGISTER Part I: Navigating the Interactions between Workers’ Compensation and…More