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For Immediate Release
October 7, 2002
Contact Information:
Kevin Weeks 503-947-7428  (direct dial)
kevin.s.weeks@state.or.us


Oregon OSHA free safety training offered in Astoria


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


The Public Education and Conferences Section of Oregon OSHA will be offering four different workshops during the training sessions on November 6 and 7:


Safety Committee Operations, 8:00am November 6.
Accident Investigation, 1:00pm November 6.
Hazard Identification and Control, 8:00am November 7.
Job Hazard Analysis, 1:00pm November 7.

‘Safety Committee Operations' will give attendees an introduction to OR-OSHA's requirements for operating a workplace safety committee. ‘Accident Investigation' will teach participants what information to gather, how to secure an accident scene and conclusions to draw when an accident occurs at work. ‘Hazard Identification and Control' will help participants uncover a hazardous condition or practice in the workplace, and take steps to correct the situation. ‘Job Hazard Analysis' helps attendees understand how to prioritize which hazards are corrected first and how to develop procedures to prevent future hazards at work.


The workshops will be held at Clatsop Community College - MERTS Campus Large Conference Room, 6540 Liberty Lane in Astoria. OR-OSHA provides workshop materials for participants.


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