Training class for new steel erection rules in Salem
A training class to educate the construction industry about the revised
Oregon rules for steel erection is coming to Salem in February.
The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) developed
the FREE training to provide labor, management and government agencies
with the information needed to implement new standards that were placed
in effect in April 2002. The FREE course is scheduled to be in Salem on
February 11 from 8:00am to Noon in Training Room 'C' of the Labor and
Industries Building, 350 Winter Street NE is downtown Salem.
Oregon OSHA implemented substantial changes to the Steel Erection standard
(also known as Chapter
437, Division 3, Subdivision R of the Oregon Administrative Rules)
in 2002, adopting changes which included fall-protection requirements
for each worker performing their duties at or above ten feet off the ground.
The class will review the entire standard, including site-specific planning,
structural steel assembly, systems-engineered metal buildings and fall
The training class is a service of the Joint Emphasis Program (JEP) created
by Oregon OSHA to reduce construction injuries and fatalities through
education and partnerships. Classes in the Steel Erection standard are
also scheduled for Eugene during March.
Oregon OSHA offers a variety of resources and consultation services to
help Oregon employers create safer workplaces and reduce the number of
injuries which occur at work. More information and resources are available
on Oregon OSHA's website, www.orosha.org
To register for the workshop, fax your request on company letterhead to
(503) 947-7462 or register on the Oregon OSHA Web site, www.orosha.org
For more information about the workshop, call the Oregon OSHA Education
Section, (503) 947-7443, or toll-free in Oregon, (888) 292-5247 Option