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Oregon OSHA - 350 Winter Street NE Room 430 - Salem, Oregon 97301-3882
For Immediate Release
January 31, 2005
Contact for more Information:
Kevin Weeks, Public Information Officer, 503-947-7428

Oregon OSHA offers safety training workshops in Salem

The Department of Consumer and Business Services, Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) will be offering free training sessions to employers and workers in Salem on Wednesday February 23 at the Labor and Industries Building (Basement Room C), 350 Winter Street NE.

Worker Protection Standard
Wednesday, February 23 - 8:00am to Noon

The training will review Oregon OSHA's Worker Protection Standard for safeguarding workers at risk of being exposed to pesticides, primarily in an agricultural setting. A special emphasis of the class will be how to provide effective training to workers whose primary language is not English. This class qualifies for four (4) credit hours of pesticide re-certification training for Oregon-certified pesticide applicators and consultants.

Hazard Communication Program
Wednesday, February 23 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

This workshop guides participants through developing and implementing effective ways of communicating required information to employees about the hazards that exist in a workplace, including hazardous chemicals. This class qualifies for three (3) credit hours of pesticide re-certification training for Oregon-certified pesticide applicators and consultants.

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 is committed to partnering with employers and workers to keep Oregon’s injury rates low, and workers’ compensation costs under control. One of the best things an employer can do to prevent injuries is to properly train employees. Oregon OSHA offers free training, free safety and health consultations, and education and training materials from the OR-OSHA Resource Center. Keep your employees and workplaces safe through a commitment to training, education and elimination of hazards.

As Oregon's economy improves, safe jobs are smart business. More information and resources are available on Oregon OSHA's Web site, www.orosha.org