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NEWS 


RELEASE


Oregon OSHA - 350 Winter Street NE Room 430 - Salem, Oregon 97301-3882
 
For Immediate Release
June 28, 2005
Contact for more Information:
Kevin Weeks, Public Information Officer, 503-947-7428
kevin.s.weeks@state.or.us


Safety for Small Business - Ontario, Baker City and Hermiston


The Department of Consumer and Business Services, Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) will be offering a free lunchtime training session to employers and workers in Ontario, Baker City and Hermiston during July.


Oregon OSHA designed the ‘Safety for Small Business’ program to help small business owners implement an effective safety and health management program in their workplace. The training consists of two one-hour workshops where participants bring their own lunches, and Oregon OSHA provides workshop materials. The training is free.


The ‘Safety for Small Business’ workshop is presented in two phases. Attendance is required at the first meeting to participate in the Phase Two meeting two weeks later. Participants will learn how to integrate a safety and health program into their business plan, receive industry-specific resource materials, and be introduced to the program's ten short duration safety and health training modules.


Ontario
: Tuesday July 26 from Noon to 1:00pm at Treasure Valley Community College, 650 College Boulevard. Phase Two meeting on August 9.


Baker City
: Wednesday July 27 from Noon to 1:00pm at Blue Mountain Community College, 3275 Baker Street. Phase Two meeting on August 10.


Hermiston
: Thursday July 28 from Noon to 1:00pm at Blue Mountain Community College, 980 SE Columbia Drive. Phase Two meeting on August 11.


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.


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


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