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For Immediate Release
September 9, 2003
Contact for more Information:
Kevin Weeks 503-947-7428
kevin.s.weeks@state.or.us



Workplace safety and health conference coming to Medford


The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) is proud to partner with the American Society of Safety Engineers, Southern Oregon Chapter to host the Southern Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Conference on October 22 and 23 at the Smullin Center, 2825 East Barnett Road in Medford. The 2003 theme for the annual event is "Safety & Health: The Creative Edge."


Joe Estey, a nationally recognized speaker, will talk about creating a culture for success in his keynote presentation "Attitudes and Altitudes: Destroying the Myths That Keep Us Grounded."


Some of the conference topics scheduled for this year include:
· Preparing for Major Emergencies and Disasters
· Safety Improvement Process: Transforming Your Safety Culture
· Tick Talk: Lyme Disease in Oregon
· Sprains, Strains, and Things That Go Numb in the Night


The conference includes many other classes designed to assist Southern Oregon's expanding health care service professions.


Registration fees for the conference are $120 to attend both days of the event or $80 to attend one day. Wednesday's "First Aid/CPR Certification Course" has an additional $15 fee for materials.


Post-conference workshops on October 24 will feature nationally recognized speakers Peter and Susan Glaser presenting two four-hour workshops, teaching participants how to "Break Through Conflict" at work, and techniques regarding "Persuasion and Influence." Registration fees for the workshops are $120 for both workshops or attend one workshop for $70.


For more information about the conference or to register, call the Oregon OSHA Conferences Section, (503) 947-7441, or toll-free in Oregon (888) 292-5247 option one. Additional information is available in the "Conferences" area of the Oregon OSHA Web site, www.orosha.org.