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For Immediate Release
April 4, 2003

For More Information:
Kevin Weeks 503-947-7428  (direct dial)

Don Harris, 503-947-7453 or don.j.harris@state.or.us

Updated Audiovisual Catalog available from Oregon OSHA

The 2003 edition of the Oregon OSHA Audiovisual Catalog is ready to help meet your workplace training needs. This free catalog lists more than 900 safety training videos available for loan to virtually any employer and worker in Oregon from the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA). Borrowers are asked to pay return shipping for any videos borrowed, but aside from shipping charges, there is no charge for use of the library.

Ongoing safety training is crucial to keeping your staff at optimal performance in a safe workplace. The new catalog is organized with new topic areas to help make your subject searching easier and find that video, book or CD-ROM custom tailored to meet your training need. Videos and CD-ROMs are available for two-week check out from the Audiovisual Library.

The catalog features a guide to the Oregon OSHA Audiovisual Library, how to sign up to become a borrower from the collection (which you can now accomplish on-line at the Oregon OSHA Web site, www.orosha.org,) and tips on finding the right training materials, especially for popular required training categories.

"The Oregon OSHA Resource Center is a gold mine, especially during these tough economic times," says Don Harris, Oregon OSHA's video librarian. "Safety training is vital for survival in any economy, but few businesses can afford to pay three hundred or five hundred dollars for a safety video which may only be used once or twice a year. Our Resource Center offers a very cost-effective alternative."

Originally published in 1957 as the Accident Prevention Division Film Library Catalog, the 2003 Oregon OSHA AV Catalog has expanded to over 100 pages, with over 900 videos, CD-ROMs and training guides listed under more than 90 topic headings. The catalog may be accessed through Oregon OSHA's Web site at www.orosha.org. One free copy of the printed version is also available by calling the Oregon OSHA Resource Center, toll-free in Oregon, at (800) 922-2689, or e-mailing don.j.harris@state.or.us.