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For Immediate Release
December 3, 2002
Contact Information:
Kevin Weeks 503-947-7428  (direct dial)

Oregon OSHA lunchtime small business training comes to McMinnville

If you're a small business professional, you know there just aren't enough hours in the day to accomplish everything - sales work, production work, accounting, and running your safety program. Does it take a lot of time to set up a safety program? How about two lunch hours! Oregon OSHA will offer a no-cost simple safety and health program in McMinnville during two lunchtime workshops in January.

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) designed the 'Safety for Small Business' program to help small business owners start implementing safety and health programs in their workplace. The program consists of two one-hour "brown bag" workshops. Participants bring their own lunches and Oregon OSHA provides workshop materials for participants. The workshop is free.

The Safety for Small Business workshop is presented in two phases. Attendance is required at the first meeting to participate in the Phase Two meeting two weeks later. Participants will learn how to integrate a safety and health program into their business plan, receive industry-specific resource materials, and be introduced to the program's ten short duration safety and health training modules.

McMinnville: January 7, 2003 - Noon to 1:00pm at the McMinnville Community Center, 600 NE Evans Street - Phase Two class on January 21st from Noon to 1:00pm

Oregon OSHA offers a variety of conferences, training, educational resources and consultation services to help Oregon employers create safer workplaces and reduce the number of injuries which occur at work. You can find more information and resources on Oregon OSHA's website, www.orosha.org

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.