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  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017 8:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SPRINGFIELD, OREGON - October 5th and 6th


    This playground safety course is designed to bring practical information to park professionals who conduct high- and low-frequency inspections, repairs, corrective action, and playground maintenance. Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive an ORPA Maintenance and Construction Section and Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands Certificate of Completion, recognizing you as a Playground Maintenance Technician (PMT).

    ORPA Members: $365
    Non-Members: $460

    If approved, refunds for event registration cancellations will be subject to a 5% processing fee if purchase was made by credit card.

    The two-day Playground Maintenance Technician Program (PMT) focuses on practical playground maintenance practices, inspection principles and best practices in making repairs. This program does not focus on play theory or memorizing standards. Course modules explore the maintenance challenges associated with the common materials found in playgrounds, including concrete, metal, wood, plastics, fasteners and various surfacing materials. Through videos and case studies, participants learn about the types of playground inspections, how to repair damaged equipment and associated legal considerations. A virtual playground offers participants the opportunity to apply newly learned skills.


    ·          Learn by doing! Hands on learning which combines discussion and virtual environments to understand playground maintenance tasks

    ·          Learn about materials! Learn how to maintain playground equipment made of metal, plastic, wood and concrete

    ·          Learn about safety! Understand how to take damaged equipment out of service safely, keep proper records, and identify potential legal issues related to playground maintenance

    ·          Learn about surfaces! Learn how best to maintain unitary and loose-fill surfaces as well as fasteners and connectors

    ·          Resources to take back to your office! Receive a 250-page textbook, workbook, and upon completion, a Playground  Maintenance  Technician Certificate

    ·          Cost Effective! Train front-line maintenance staff at an affordable price

    ·          Ensure your equipment lasts through its useful life!

    ·          Improve playground user safety!

    If interested in this two day class please contact Jerry Burgess

    Jerry D. Burgess

    Capital Project Coordinator

    Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District
    Fanno Creek Service Center

    6220 SW 112th. Avenue, Suite 100

    Beaverton, OR 97008
    (503) 619-3931 Direct line

    (503) 629-6360 Maint. office

    (503) 629-6361 Fax

  • Tuesday, August 08, 2017 8:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The rule as adopted simply eliminates three NAICS codes from exempt status in regards to filling out the OSHA 300 injury tracking log. 

    NAICS 6111 (Elementary and Secondary Schools), 
    NAICS 6116 (Other Schools of Instruction), and 
    NAICS 6117 (Educational Support Services),

    from the list of exempt industries in Table 1 of the rule, effective January 1, 2018. This means that the existing recordkeeping rules will apply to those industries from that date forward.

    Adopted Changes to Recordkeeping Exemptions

    Text of Adopted Changes

    Explanation of Rulemaking

  • Monday, July 24, 2017 2:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SafeOregon is a program created for Oregon students, parents, school staff, community members and law officers to report and respond to student safety threats.  To see if any of your schools are signed up for SafeOregon already, use this link and start typing your school's name into the School Name field!  SafeOregon

  • Monday, July 10, 2017 8:09 AM | Anonymous

    The position of Sr. Manager of Environmental Health and Safety at Portland Public Schools is open. 


    Posted by:
    Joe Crelier, ARM
    Director of Risk Management
    Portland Public Schools

  • Thursday, July 28, 2016 10:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has published their final "Testing for Schools Protocol" on their "Radon Gas and Public Health" Frequently Asked Questions webpage, which you can access by clicking this link.

    Oregon school districts may use the published protocol for their own plans, which are required to be submitted to OHA via email on or before September 1, 2016. 

    The email address for submission, as well as contact information for questions, is listed at the same webpage.

  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016 11:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Beaverton School District has an opening for an Emergency Coordinator position.

    The position opening currently has a deadline of August 1 for applications.

    Information can be found on the Beaverton School District's Job Openings page.

  • Friday, August 21, 2015 3:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ORPA is hosting a seminar on October 1 and 2, 2015, in Sherwood, Oregon, for those charged with playground maintenance or inspection.

    For more details and to register go to:

  • Thursday, May 14, 2015 9:01 AM | Anonymous
    Annual Summer Workshop is July 16, 2015
    Our event is only 2 short months away at Eagle Crest.  Register now to attend. Our theme of All Hands on Deck means that we all have a role to play in our schools. 

    This year's topics focus on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery.  Even if this isn't one of your primary responsibilities you likely still have some responsibility to assist in times of emergency.  

    The knowledge you gain will help you be a greater asset to your school and community.

    Key presentations are:
    Before an Event: Prevention 
    Kevin Sutherland, Director of Public Safety, Beaverton School District.

    During an Event: Emergency Response
    Scott Anderson, Chief of Police, Troutdale, Oregon

    After an Event: Thriving
    Cheri Lovre, Director, Crisis Management Institute

    We will also continue the successful Discussion Tables from 1-2pm with 5 different topics and tables.

    Print this and stick it on your corkboard:  2015 AW workshop sign.pdf

    Do you have a question you can't find an answer for?

    Let OSSOA help you. If you send your question to OSSOA at, we can send it out to 250 + other school official members that may be able to help.

  • Wednesday, April 22, 2015 9:26 AM | Anonymous

    School Safety Matters is a monthly newsletter produced by the Beaverton School District’s Risk Management Department to be used as a resource for school safety committees.   Some information in the newsletter is BSD specific, but the majority of the focus is on general school safety best practices.   This month we discuss Playground Rules, Playground Supervision, Light Tube and Battery Recycling and Slips and Falls.

    For previous editions visit under Topical Resources

  • Wednesday, April 08, 2015 4:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Beaverton School District is currently recruiting for a Loss Control Technician in their Risk Management department.  

    Pay range is $22.55-$28.99 hourly; $46,904 to $60,299 annually.

    Deadline to apply is April 24, 2015, 11:59PM


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