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For Immediate Release
January 6, 2003
Media Contact Information:
Kevin Weeks 503-947-7428  (direct dial)
kevin.s.weeks@state.or.us


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 February.


The Public Education Section of Oregon OSHA will be offering three different workshops during the training sessions on February 5 and 6:


Confined Space Safety,
8:00am February 5.
Exposure Control/Bloodborne Pathogens,
1:00pm February 5.
Industrial Hygiene for the non-IH,
1:00pm February 6.


Confined Space Safety
'Confined Space Safety' will help participants learn about the special safety requirements when a worker will be inside of a confined space (or inside of machinery), and when a special permit is required.


Exposure Control/Bloodborne Pathogens
'Exposure Control/Bloodborne Pathogens' will show how to protect workers from bloodborne diseases and contamination as well as implementing an effective exposure control plan.


Industrial Hygiene for the non-IH
'Industrial Hygiene for the Non-IH' will introduce participants to the role of industrial hygienists (IH's) in the workplace health and safety team


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, www.orosha.org


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.