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For Immediate Release
September 13, 2002
Contact Information:
Kevin Weeks 503-947-7428  (direct dial)
kevin.s.weeks@state.or.us


Oregon OSHA free safety training offered in Coos Bay


The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) will be presenting two days of free training classes for employers and workers in Coos Bay during October.


The Public Education and Conferences Section of Oregon OSHA will be offering four different workshops during the training sessions on October 15 and 16:


Safety & Health Management, 8:00am October 15.
Hazard Identification and Control, 1:00pm October 15.
What to Expect from an OR-OSHA Inspection, 8:00am October 16.
Effective Recommendations, 1:00pm October 16.

‘Safety & Health Management' is an introduction class for employers to learn about creating safe workplaces and planning ahead. ‘Hazard Identification and Control' will help participants uncover a hazardous condition or practice in the workplace, and take steps to correct the situation.‘What to Expect From an OR-OSHA Inspection' helps clear up some misconceptions about Oregon OSHA, and how an OR-OSHA compliance officer conducts an inspection or investigation on a worksite (including what rights and responsibilities both employers and employees have when a compliance officer shows up). ‘Effective Recommendations' will address how to write and present safety recommendations in a manner that shows management a safety improvement is a positive investment in your company's future.


The workshops will be held at Southwestern Oregon Community College - Newmark Center Room 228, 2110 Newmark in Coos Bay. OR-OSHA provides workshop materials for participants.


Oregon OSHA offers a variety of training, educational resources and consultation services to help employers create safer workplaces and reduce the number of injuries which occur at work. Find more information 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.


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