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For Immediate Release
November 18, 2002
Contact Information:
Kevin Weeks 503-947-7428  (direct dial)

Safety Conference for the Pulp and Paper industry in Portland

The annual Western Pulp and Paper Workers Safety and Health Conference is scheduled for Portland's Doubletree Jantzen Beach Hotel from December 3-6. This year's conference is the twelfth edition for the event, which grew from a day-long meeting in 1990 to the West's largest safety conference dedicated to the pulp and paper industry.

Sessions will cover topics such as safety-committee effectiveness, road rage and railroad safety, and general security with an emphasis on emergency preparedness. More than 40 exhibitors will offer demonstrations and introduce their services.

The conference is a partnership between Oregon OSHA, the Oregon-Idaho Pulp and Paper Workers Council of the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the Labor Education Research Center, the Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology (CROET) at OHSU, Washington Safety Council of the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers and WISHA.

Registration fees for the conference are $150 for the full three-day event, or attend any single day for $95. For more information about the conference or to register, call Oregon OSHA's Conference Section, (503) 378-3272 or (888) 292-5247 option one, or visit the Conferences Web page at www.orosha.org.