Oregon OSHA free safety training offered in Eugene
The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) will
be presenting two days of free training classes for employers and workers
in Eugene during January.
The Public Education Section of Oregon OSHA will be offering four different
workshops during the training sessions on January 7 and 8:
Lockout/Tagout, 8:00am January 7.
Hazard Communication Program, 1:00pm January 7.
Powered Industrial Truck Safety, 8:00am January 8.
Fall Protection, 1:00pm January 8.
'Lockout/Tagout' will help participants understand how hazardous energy
could injure or kill workers in machinery (even when the machine is turned
"off"). The training will cover inspections, proper training
and communications, and correct lockout/tagout procedures
Hazard Communication Program
This training will show participants the basics of writing a hazard
communication plan - including assembling a list of chemicals in the workplace
and training employees. Failure to have a written hazard communication
plan in place was the most common safety violation that Oregon employers
received a citation from Oregon OSHA for during 2001. Knowing what potentially
dangerous chemicals are in use in a work area could save lives during
Powered Industrial Truck Safety
More than one million forklifts are in commercial use currently in
the United States and many traditional safety barriers which once prevented
customers from coming into contact with forklifts no longer exist, especially
as retail stores expand and reduce showroom expenses. Having a forklift
training and operations safety plan in place at your business to protect
employees and customers is more urgent than ever. The workshop will explain
how forklifts perform differently from cars, address stability and center
of gravity concerns, Oregon OSHA 'rules of the road' for safe operations
of powered trucks, and designing a training program which will create
a safe environment for workers and customers. (Note: this a classroom
training about forklift safety, not a driving-based training.)
This training will review what the safety rules are for wearing fall
protection equipment in any industry that requires workers to be more
than six feet off the ground, and where a potential for a fall exists.
The training will also cover safe work practices for the construction
industry, planning for a worker rescue, the best methods of fall protection
and the safe use of fall-arrest systems.
The workshops will be held at Oregon OSHA's Eugene Field Office, 1140
Willagillespie Road, Suite 42 in Eugene (near Valley River Center and
the Delta Highway). Oregon OSHA provides workshop materials for participants.
More information and resources are available on Oregon OSHA's website,
For more information about these workshops or to register, call the Oregon
OSHA Public Education Section, (503) 947-7443, or toll-free in Oregon,
(888) 292-5247 Option 2.