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

No-cost pesticide protection training class in Beaverton and Salem

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) will provide a free training session about pesticide safety issues for Washington County residents and Willamette Valley residents in December.

The training will review Oregon OSHA's 'Worker Protection Standard' for protecting workers at risk of being exposed to pesticides, primarily agricultural workers. A special emphasis of the class will discuss providing effective training to workers whose primary language is not English.

BEAVERTON: The training workshop will be held Wednesday, December 18 from 8:00am to Noon at Portland Community College Capital Center, 18624 NW Walker Road in Beaverton.

SALEM: The training workshop will be held Thursday, December 19 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm in Training Room 'C' of the Labor and Industries Building, 350 Winter Street NE in downtown Salem.

This class qualifies for three (3) credit hours of pesticide re-certification training for Oregon-certified pesticide applicators and consultants. Oregon OSHA provides workshop materials for participants.

Oregon OSHA offers a variety of conferences, on-site training, educational resources and consultation services to help Oregon employers create safer workplaces and reduce the amount of productivity lost due to injuries which occur at work. Additional information and resources are available on Oregon OSHA's website, www.orosha.org

For more information about these workshops or to register, call the Oregon OSHA Education Section, (503) 947-7443, or toll-free in Oregon, (888) 292-5247 Option 2.