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Oregon OSHA - 350 Winter Street NE Room 430 - Salem, Oregon 97301-3882
For Immediate Release
September 15, 2005
Contact for more Information:
Kevin Weeks, Public Information Officer, 503-947-7428


Free safety and health workshops in Bend

The Department of Consumer and Business Services, Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) will be offering two days of free workplace safety & health training sessions in Bend on October 12 & 13. Workshops will be held at the National Guard Armory in Bend, 875 SW Simpson.

Wednesday October 12 - 8:00am to Noon
Safety Committee Basic Training

This workshop gives safety committee members, especially new members, insight into their roles and how important safety committees are to building safer workplaces. The class addresses topics such as meeting management, problem-solving, and writing recommendations and reviews safety rules that apply in all Oregon workplaces. This workshop meets Oregon OSHA basic rule requirements for safety committee training.

Wednesday October 12 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Safety and the Supervisor

Introduces participants to five general safety supervision responsibilities contained in Oregon OSHA regulations: demonstrating leadership, providing resources, training, oversight and accountability. Emphasizes "tough-caring" leadership to effectively support safe behaviors and conditions. Content includes the difference between "Tough-controlling" and "tough-caring" leadership, providing effective safety education and training, evaluating performance, and administering effective discipline, hazard identification and control, accident investigation, and costs and benefits of taking corrective action

Thursday October 13 - 8:00am to Noon
Conducting an Accident Investigation

This workshop shows participants how to conduct an accident investigation at work, securing an accident scene and gathering facts, recommend corrective actions or improvements, and writing an accident investigation report. Participants will work through a hypothetical incident using an analysis system that emphasizes interviewing, fact-finding, and root cause analysis to help prevent future incidents and injuries.

Thursday October 13 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Identifying and Controlling Hazards

Participants will learn about the types of workplace hazards, developing and using a safety inspection checklist, prioritizing and correcting hazards, and writing an effective safety inspection report. Meets Oregon OSHA safety committee requirements for Hazard Identification training.

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.

More information and resources are available on Oregon OSHA's Web site, www.orosha.org