Protecting our valuable construction workforce is a priority. Construction sites are adapting to the meet new safety requirements caused by COVID-19. Below are links to some of the many resources available for information and guidance.
World Health Organization:
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Congratulations to Bill Reichle and the team at Reichle Inc. recipients of the 2018 SPCO Safety Award. The award recognizes a painting contractor who demonstrates an excellent safety record and corporate commitment to safety.
Portland, OR – Schiller and Vroman, Inc. is the recipient of the Signatory Painting Contractors Organization (SPCO) Annual Contractor Safety Award. The award was presented at the annual Safety Meeting. Criteria for the award was based on 2017 job-site safety records, corporate safety programs and participation in the OSHA approved SPCO joint Safety Committee. Receiving the award on behalf of Schiller & Vroman, Inc. was Dominic RJ a member of the Schiller & Vroman, Inc. safety team.
Schiller & Vroman, Inc. is a commercial painting contractor owned by Steve and Robert Schiller. The company has been in business since 1986. Steve Schiller is an original founding member of SPCO and served for more than 25 years on the Painter’s Apprenticeship and Training Committee.
Portland, OR – The Signatory Painting Contractors Organization (SPCO) received the Governor’s Occupational Safety & Health Award for an Association. This award recognizes the organization’s activities that promote workplace safety and contribute to the prevention of workplace injury and illness.
The SPCO maintains a joint Safety Committee comprised of both management and labor representatives as well as a representative from the Painter’s Training Center. The committee is chaired by Tamera Yocom of W.E. Given Contracting. The group meets monthly to review the safety record of reporting contractors and discuss issues of concern for workplace safety. There are numerous safety concerns that relate to the challenges of the painting industry including personal protective equipment, ladder and scaffolding safety, exposure to high risk substances, working in confined spaces, environmental protection, and job-site awareness training.
At the end of each year, the SPCO Safety Committee reviews all contractor safety records and awards its annual “Contractor Safety Award.”
After receiving the GOSH award in 2011, the SPCO has continued its ongoing safety programs and its OSHA approved Safety Committee.
The Signatory Painting Contractors Organization (SPCO) was a Platinum sponsor of the 22nd Annual Awards Luncheon for Construction Industry Crime Prevention Program of the Pacific Northwest. The keynote speaker was Chief Danielle Outlaw, Portland Police Bureau. The awards were presented by CICP Executive Director, Karen Blythe.
The CICP is an Oregon non-profit organization working toward the prevention and reduction of theft and vandalism on residential and commercial construction sites in the Pacific Northwest. The CICP Network consists of public and private sector participants including building trade associations, contractors, law enforcement agencies, criminal justice partners, local and state civic leaders, scrap metal recyclers and community members. Governed by a Board of Directors, CICP continues to be representative of the diverse activity of the construction industry.
- 2017: Schiller & Vroman
2016: Rainbow Painting Company of Oregon
2015: FD Thomas, Inc.
2014: WE Given Contracting
2013: Siegner and Company
2012: Long Painting
2011: HCI Industrial & Marine Coatings
2010: Fine Painting