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For Immediate Release
August 13, 2003
Contact for more Information:
Kevin Weeks 503-947-7428

Oregon OSHA offers no-cost safety training on Oregon coast

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) will be offering no-cost training sessions to coastal Oregon employers and workers during August.

Three one-hour workshops are being offered between 8:30 am to Noon:
Back Safety
Violence in the Workplace
Personal Protective Equipment

All three one-hour courses are presented during one class session, giving employers an opportunity to select the areas where they need additional training. The "Back Safety" course helps employers identify ergonomic risk factors associated with back injuries and introduces methods to control those risks. "Violence in the Workplace" includes topics regarding assessment, de-escalation of potentially violent situations in the workplace, and employer responsibilities. The "Personal Protective Equipment" course gives participants an overview of employer requirements for the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the workplace. Topics include information about hazard assessment to determine needed PPE and suggested methods for protecting the head, face, hands, feet, and torso.

The workshop will be offered in Tillamook on Wednesday August 27th at the Tillamook Bay Community College, 2510 First Street #8. The workshop will be presented in Newport on Thursday August 28th at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center, 2030 South Marine Science Drive.

To register for the training workshop, fax your request on company letterhead to (503) 947-7462 or register on the Oregon OSHA Web site, www.orosha.org under "Education." For questions about Oregon OSHA training, call (503) 947-7443 or call toll-free within Oregon, (888) 292-5247, Option 2.

Oregon OSHA offers a variety of resources and consultation services to help Oregon employers create safer workplaces and reduce the number of injuries which occur at work. More information and resources are available on Oregon OSHA's website, www.orosha.org