Bloodborne Pathogens

Bloodborne pathogens are something that everyone should be aware of. While you may not be exposed to them on a daily basis, you should understand what potentially infections materials are and how exposure occurs. Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans. In addition to Bloodborne pathogens, you should also be aware of Other Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIM) such as bodily fluids. In order to reduce or eliminate the hazards of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens, an employer must meet the requirements of OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) where employees are likely to be exposed to such hazards. Continue Reading →

SSOE Group Celebrates 150th New Hire in 2023 Amid Being Named a Great Place To Work®

TOLEDO, Ohio, May 30, 2023 – SSOE Group (, an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, is pleased to announce its made its 150th hire in 2023 on the heels of being named a Great Place To Work for the sixth time. As the firm outpaces its 2022 performance in both revenue and market share, SSOE views the recruitment and retention of top talent as a strategic focus. The firm continues to prove its investment in its employees, delivering on SSOE’s vision of “designing and building the future for our clients, colleagues, and communities.” This certification is the most distinctive employer-of-choice recognition that companies aspire to achieve, and the only recognition based entirely on how employees feel about their workplace. Continue Reading →

Mental Health Toolbox Talk

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the construction industry has the second-highest rate of suicide in the U.S. There are approximately 123 suicides per day. That breaks down to one death by suicide every 12 minutes. In construction, it is typical for us to discuss physical safety on a daily basis. The focus of our work plans has been on keeping ourselves and our co-workers safe from bodily harm. What we have not typically talked about is our mental health. When you see someone physically struggling with a task, do you stop them and ask them if they need help? What about our mental state and the ability to perform the task at hand? Do we conduct a Job Safety Analysis (JSA) to see what hazards are floating around in our heads that day? When we see someone emotionally struggling, do we stop them and ask them if they need help? Continue Reading →

Veeam Software Customer Story Article: “SSOE Neutralizes Ransomware Attacks with Near-Instant Data Restore from Veeam”

SSOE’s Dominic Torres, Department Manager, and Dan Clark, Senior Systems Administrator, recently participated in a case study with one of our vendor partners, Veeam Software. With our technical experts using data-intensive tools daily to complete our complex designs, data protection is a primary concern. Veeam offers a more automated data protection solution. Continue Reading →

Daylight Saving Time – When Does the Time Change

Ready to leap forward? Daylight Saving Time 2022 will begin for most of the U.S. on Sunday, March 13, at 2:00 a.m. Continue Reading →

SSOE Group’s Catherine Myers Named Among Portland Business Journal’s Executives of the Year

PORTLAND, Oregon, May 22, 2023 – SSOE Group (, an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, is proud to announce its President and Chief Operating Officer Catherine Myers, PE, was appointed one of Portland Business Journal’s Executives of the Year. Myers is among the Portland-area’s most successful C-level executives representing a cross-section of executive leadership from a variety of industries in the region. Honorees were selected based on their contribution to their organization’s success over the past year in terms of growth, profitability, and market position strength. Continue Reading →