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Oregon OSHA - 350 Winter Street NE Room 430 - Salem, Oregon 97301-3882
For Immediate Release
October 11, 2005
Contact for more Information:
Kevin Weeks, Public Information Officer, 503-947-7428


Free safety and health workshops in The Dalles

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 The Dalles on November 1 & 2. Workshops will be held at Columbia Gorge Community College, 400 East Scenic Drive.

Tuesday November 1 - 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.

Tuesday November 1 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Conducting a Job Hazard Analysis

A Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) is a process that helps analyze which hazards are specific to a work task, and how to prioritize hazards so that the most serious hazards get corrected first. This workshop guides you through a JHA process that helps prioritize hazards, break hazardous jobs into individual steps, and uncover hazards unique to each work function. Conducting a Job Hazard Analysis is a vital step for employers who are interested in expanding their commitment to safer workplaces.

Wednesday November 2 - 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.


Wednesday November 2 - Noon to 1:00pm
Safety for Small Business

Oregon OSHA designed the 'Safety for Small Business' program to help small business owners or supervisors implement an effective safety and health management program in their workplace, and provide the information over two lunch-hour sessions. Participants will learn how to integrate safety and health into their business plan, receive industry-specific resource materials, and be introduced to the program's ten short duration safety and health training modules.

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