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For Immediate Release
July 31, 2002
Contact Information:
Kevin Weeks 503-947-7428  (direct dial)

Oregon OSHA offers lunchtime small business training in Monmouth

Think that establishing a small business safety program takes up a lot of time from your busy schedule? How about two lunch hours? Oregon OSHA will offer a no-cost simple safety and health program to Polk County business leaders through a series of "brown bag" lunch workshops in August and September.

The Public Education and Conferences Section of Oregon OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Division) designed the Safety and the Small Business Employer (SATSBE) program to help small business owners start implementing safety and health programs in their workplaces. The program consists of two one-hour "brown bag" workshops. Participants bring their own lunches and Oregon OSHA provides workshop materials for participants. The workshop is free.

The SATSBE workshop is presented in two phases. Attendance is required at the first meeting to participate in the Phase Two meeting two weeks later. Participants will learn how to integrate a safety and health program into their business plan, receive industry-specific resource materials, and be introduced to the program's ten short duration safety and health training modules.

Monmouth: August 29, 2002 - Noon to 1:00pm at the Monmouth Public Library, 128 South Ecols Street (Phase II class on September 12 from Noon to 1:00pm)

Oregon OSHA offers a variety of conferences, on-site training, educational resources and consultation services to help Oregon employers create safer workplaces and reduce the amount of productivity lost due to injuries which occur at work. Additional information and resources are available on Oregon OSHA's website, www.orosha.org

For more information about these workshops or to register, call the Oregon OSHA Education Section, (503) 947-7443, or toll-free in Oregon, (888) 292-5247 Option 2.