Spring Thaw & JAHSA Meeting & Awards

Save the Date: Join us March 6-7, 2018 for Oregon's SPRING THAW and the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association Meeting and Awards brought to you by MSHA and OCAPA.

  • Registration Forms & Details coming soon. Please check back. 

Special Note: If you need MSHA Part 46 Refresher training, see scheduled dates here. 

  • March 6, 2018 in Redmond


The 2017 Oregon SPRING THAW and the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association Meeting and Awards were held March 21 & 22, 2017 at Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond, Oregon. The event was co-presented by MSHA and OCAPA, and the evening reception hosted by Valley Equipment Company. 

Congratulations to:

Dorothy Hilburn, (Left) of Eugene Sand & Gravel/Oldcastle Materials, received The Pete Arnott, Pacific Northwest Safety Professional of the Year award for 2017.

Pilar Ramirez, (Right) Wilsonville Concrete, was recognized with the 2017 Pacific Northwest Miner of the Year Award.

In addition, the following miners were recognized for No Lost Time Accidents:

5 Years:
Ernie Ortis, Delta Sand & Gravel

10 Years:
Guy Hall, Eugene Sand & Gravel

14 Years:
Kevin Huck, Vic Russell Construction, Inc.

20 Years:
Mark Valentine, Windsor Rock Products
Kurt Stadeli, Windsor Rock Products
Jeff Heuberger, Windsor Rock Products  

22 Years:
Mark Coon, Delta Sand & Gravel

23 Years:
Paul Yearous, Delta Sand & Gravel

24 Years:
Shayn Mackaravitz, River Bend Sand & Gravel
Matt Matocha, River Bend Sand & Gravel

25 Years: 
Robbie Younger, Green & White Rock Products

33 years:
Mike McCurren, Delta Sand & Gravel 

Plan to join us next spring for this important industry event. Click here to learn more about JAHSA and becoming an Oregon Chapter member.