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OSHA’s Role Comes Into Focus

Under pressure, branch issues new poster; distributes specific coronavirus prevention materials OSHA, in an effort to demonstrate it is taking the fight against the coronavirus seriously, is shoring up its most vulnerable flank: the plant floor. The administration issued a new poster listing steps all workplaces can take to reduce the risk of exposure to […]

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Oregon Disaster Prep Draws Concern, Debate

State battles over legislation for construction in earthquake, tsunami-prone areas It’s a thin line between caution and catastrophe. Example: Oregon state legislature, which has been ramping up preparations for tsunami and earthquake disaster scenarios since as early as the 1990s, with an especially debated uptick of late. The main point of contention, currently, is whether […]

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Batteries (And Insurance) Included

Oregon’s ESS, Inc. signs novel 10-year agreement with Munich Re A German insurer became the first company to offer long-term insurance on large-scale battery and energy storage, it announced last week. Munich Re, an insurance group based in the German city of the same name, signed a 10-year contract with U.S. battery manufacturer ESS Inc., […]

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Electrician’s Discount

Window of opportunity in next 6 weeks The 10,000 Oregon electricians who will renew their licenses over the next six weeks will save more than $2,000,000 renewing their electrical licenses with ElectricalLicenseRenewal.com, according to a PRNewswire release Monday. This figure is “conservative given the average price of earning 24 hours of electrical continuing education in Oregon is roughly $340,” the renewal […]

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Night in Day

Electrical engineer in Oregon builds eclipse-catered house August 21st is a big day…with a little bit of night. The most complete solar eclipse in recent memory will glaze its way right across the United States like an award-winner’s ribbon, carving an almost perfect diagonal pathway from Oregon to South Carolina. One electrical engineer in that […]

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All-Purpose

Oregon repairman opening auto-industrial shop An Oregon man is aiming to fill a niche in his small hometown between primary auto repair and the few motor repair shops that have long turnaround from an over-saturation of clients. Moving back to his hometown after 20 years in the big city (Denver, Colo.), Marcus Sutfin has returned […]

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Supplanted

An update on plant closings across the country Wednesday brought a positive announcement that electronics giant Foxconn will build a $10 billion factory in Wisconsin, expected to initially create 3,000 jobs, the largest economic development project in state history. This is certainly encouraging news for many, to see an ‘onshore’ effort established to foster production […]

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Levee Rage

Eugene dam problems: a sample of infrastructure repairs The Leaburg Dam in Eugene, Oregon offers a representation of some of the United States’ decaying infrastructure, and the difficulties that come with combating it. The Eugene Water and Electric Board recently finished a saga of major repairs intended for restoring the Leaburg Dam to operational status. This was […]

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