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Oregon OSHA - 350 Winter Street NE Room 430 - Salem, Oregon 97301-3882
For Immediate Release
September 26, 2007
Contact for more Information:
Kevin Weeks, Public Information Officer, 503-947-7428

Medford hosts workplace safety and health conference

Improving workplace safety in southern Oregon

Employers and workers in southern Oregon are invited to attend a conference in October 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 Southern Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Conference, Oct. 17 & 18 at the Smullin Center, 2825 East Barnett Road in Medford.

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:

  • Safe Excavation: Don't Dig Your Own Grave
  • Forklift Safety
  • Drugs and the Workplace Don't Mix

The theme for the conference, now in its 17th year, is "Charting the Course for World Class Safety & Health." The annual conference is a collaboration between Oregon OSHA and the American Society of Safety Engineers, Southern Oregon Chapter.

The registration fee for the conference is $120 to attend all Wednesday and Thursday sessions. You can attend any single day for $80 and attend either a morning or afternoon workshop for $50. Four professional development workshops are being offered on Friday October 19; attend one three-hour workshop for $50 or the full day for $95. 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.


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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.