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RELEASE


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
kevin.s.weeks@state.or.us

 

Free safety and health workshops in Hermiston



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 Hermiston on November 1 & 2. Workshops will be held at Blue Mountain Community College, 980 SE Columbia Drive.


Tuesday November 1 8:00am to Noon
Safety and Health Management: The Basics


This workshop is designed to be an overview training about the interrelated elements of an effective safety management system. The instructor will provide a model written safety and health plan that you can incorporate into operations at your workplace. This class is recommended as a good starting point for an employee who may be new to safety committee duties or workplace safety and health responsibilities.


Tuesday November 1 1:00pm to 5:00pm
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 November 2 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.


Wednesday November 2 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


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