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RELEASE


Oregon OSHA - 350 Winter Street NE Room 430 - Salem, Oregon 97301-3882
 
For Immediate Release
August 9, 2007
Contact for more Information:
Kevin Weeks, Public Information Officer, 503-947-7428
kevin.s.weeks@state.or.us

Redmond hosts workplace safety and health conference

Four workshops presented in Spanish

Central Oregon employers and workers are invited to attend a conference in September designed to improve their workplace safety culture and reduce injuries.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services, Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) invites employers and workers ready to energize their workplace safety and health programs to attend the Central Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Conference, Sept. 18-21 at the Eagle Crest Resort near Redmond.

Twenty-six workshops are scheduled during the conference's four days. The conference will provide training on workplace issues that affect all employers and how to integrate safety and health management into your company's business plan. Workshops include:

  • Safety Committee Basic Training
  • Keeping Your Vehicle Safety Program Between The Lines
  • Understanding and Managing the Dynamics of Diversity

An innovation for the 2007 conference will be four workshops presented in Spanish on Tuesday, Sept. 18:

  • Hazard Communication & Material Handling
  • Safety Committee Basics
  • Forklift Training
  • Occupational Health Basics

The registration fee for the conference is $150 to attend all Wednesday, Thursday and Friday sessions. You can attend any single day for $80 and attend either a morning or afternoon workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 18 for $35. Exhibition space will highlight products and services from more than 20 safety and health vendors and organizations.

More information about the conference is available on the Oregon OSHA Web site at www.orosha.org/conferences. You may call the Oregon OSHA conferences section at (503) 378 3272 to get additional information. The conference is a partnership between Oregon OSHA and the Central Oregon Safety and Health Association.

 

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Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer & Business Services, enforces the state’s workplace safety and health rules and works to improve workplace safety and health for all Oregon workers. For more information, go to www.orosha.org.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon’s largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, visit www.dcbs.oregon.gov.
 

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