The Oregon Department of Transportation has awarded Dade Moeller of Richland a master agreement for industrial hygiene services for two years.
Under the agreement, the Oregon Department of Transportation can access Dade Moeller’s expertise on occupational health and safety services, including testing, sampling, monitoring and identifying hazardous conditions that may affect the health of the department’s employees in eastern Oregon. The agreement covers the counties of Morrow, Umatilla, Wallowa, Union, Grant, Baker, Harney and Malheur.
More than half of the Oregon Department of Transportation’s 4,000 statewide employees are exposed to health and physical hazards through activities such as road construction and maintenance, vegetation control, and large fleet maintenance and repair. The department performed its own industrial hygiene services until January 2011, when its certified industrial hygienist position was eliminated due to downsizing.
Dade Moeller has more than two decades of experience in ensuring the health and safety of workers at some of the most hazardous worksites in the country, including at the Hanford nuclear reservation. This is Dade Moeller’s first master agreement with the Oregon Department of Transportation.