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Employers and individuals receive awards for excellence

Nine leaders in safety and health were honored with awards at the 2017 Oregon Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health (GOSH) Conference, during a Wednesday, March 8, 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, associations, and teams. The recipients this year are as follows: Association Award Oregon Trucking Associations, Inc. Safety and Health Advocate (Individual) Award Scott Simmons Safety and Health Advocate (Team) Awards Oregon Health Workforce Center Samaritan Health Services Employee Health and Safety Team Safety and Health Professional Awards Kiley Ross, Qorvo US Inc. Lisa Simmons, Omega Morgan Safety Committee Awards Diamond Fruit Growers, Inc. Fortis Construction, Inc. Workplace Safety Program Award Deschutes Brewery 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.