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Oregon OSHA - 350 Winter Street NE Room 430 - Salem, Oregon 97301-3882
For Immediate Release
June 1, 2005
Contact for more Information:
Kevin Weeks, Public Information Officer, 503-947-7428

Oregon OSHA offers free safety training in The Dalles

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 The Dalles on Wednesday June 22 from 8:30 to Noon at the Columbia Gorge Community College Small Business Development Center, 400 East Scenic Drive.

Three one-hour workshops are being offered:

  • 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.

To register for the training workshops, 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.

The training opportunity is a partnership between Oregon OSHA and Columbia Gorge Community College.

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