Associated Oregon Loggers, Inc. (AOL) is the statewide trade association representing
some 1,000 member companies engaged in the harvest and sustainable forest management
of Oregon’s 30 million acres of forestland. “Logger and Proud of It!”
Alex Hanson Receives Prestigious Award!
At the Central Oregon Safety & Health Conference held on September 29th in Bend, Alex Hanson, AOL’s Senior Safety Management Consultant, was presented with the prestigious Juniper Safety Award. Michael Wood, Administrator for Oregon OSHA presented Alex with a plaque and jacket in recognition of his significant contributions to the logging industry during his 32 year career with AOL. During his career Alex has traveled throughout Oregon assisting AOL members in creating a safer place to work in one of the most dangerous occupations there is. It was noted during the presentation, to about 200 attendees, that Alex has helped develop and apply specialized logging jobsite safety and return-to-work services for AOL. As a result, many loggers have gone home to their families safely each night and the companies they work for are reaping the benefits of lower workers’ compensation costs. Alex’s “in the woods” style of assisting with safety programs and procedures have helped Oregon’s Logging Contractors provide a safe place to work over his productive career. Alex has been an integral part of AOL and logging safety in Oregon, resulting in positive changes to the logging safety culture over the past three decades. His co-workers at AOL and our members have lasting impressions of the messages he shares. Congratulations Alex!