Oregon OSHA offers free emergency planning class in Salem
The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) will
provide a free training session about planning ahead for workplace emergencies
to Willamette Valley residents in December.
Oregon OSHA will present "Workplace Emergency Action Plan" training
on Thursday December 12 from 8:00am to Noon in Training Room C of the
Labor and Industries Building, 350 Winter Street NE in downtown Salem.
The class will demonstrate how employers can comply with Oregon OSHA requirements
to have employee emergency plans and fire prevention plans in businesses
that have more than ten employees. Topics covered during the class include
planning ahead for earthquakes, fires, floods, explosions, hazardous substance
releases, medical emergencies and weather-related events that can impact
The training class is a companion to a new, free 24-page guide developed
by Oregon OSHA to help employers plan ahead for workplace emergencies
called "Expecting the Unexpected". The guide introduces employers
to incident-management systems for the workplace, and explains factors
to consider when planning for an emergency. Topics covered in "Expecting
the Unexpected" include how to plan for earthquakes, explosions,
fires, hazardous-substance releases, medical emergencies and weather-related
crises. The guide also addresses how to plan for modern emergencies such
as threats of violence and terrorism.
For more information about this workshop or to register, call the Oregon
OSHA Education Section, (503) 947-7443, or toll-free in Oregon, (888)
292-5247 Option 2.