Seventeen leaders in safety and health were honored with awards at the 2011 Oregon Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health (GOSH) Conference, underway 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:

Signatory Painting Contractors Organization, Clackamas

Duckwall-Pooley Fruit Company, Odell
Reese Electric, North Bend
Snyder Roofing of Oregon, LLC, Tigard
Wildish Companies, Eugene

Safety and Health Professional
Anthony Barsotti of Temp Control Mechanical
Melissa Diede of SAIF Corp.
John Kirwan of Hinkle Locomotive
Alan Rhodes of Providence Health Systems

Safety and Health Advocate
Gary McQuown of Arctic Sheet Metal
Rebecca Rogie of Goodwill Industries
Tooling Department of Orenco Systems, Inc.

Safety Committee
City of Gresham, Gresham
Comcast — Beaverton FFO, Beaverton
Dallas Retirement Village, Dallas
Kraft Foods Portland Bakery Safety Committee, Portland
Union Pacific Railroad, Hinkle Locomotive, Hermiston

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,


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

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

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