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For Immediate Release
October 27, 2003
Contact for more Information:
Kevin Weeks 503-947-7428
kevin.s.weeks@state.or.us


Pulp and paper workers safety conference in Portland


The annual Western Pulp and Paper Workers Safety and Health Conference is scheduled for Portland's Doubletree Jantzen Beach Hotel from December 2-5.


Among the topics featured at the conference are:
· Critical Incident Stress Management.
· Driving Safety: Drowsy Drivers, Winter Driving and Road Rage.
· Preventing Musculoskeletal Injuries.


Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Chief Jeff Johnson is scheduled to deliver the conference keynote speech on Tuesday morning, December 2. More than 40 exhibitors will offer demonstrations and introduce their products and services.


Registration fees for the conference are $150 for the full three-day event. Attend any single day for $95. An awards dinner on Wednesday December 3 will honor significant contributions to safety and health in the pulp, paper and converting industries. Tickets for the awards dinner are $15 per person.


For more information about the conference or to register, call Oregon OSHA's Conference Section, (503) 378-3272 or (888) 292-5247 option one, or visit the Conferences Web page at www.orosha.org.


The conference is a partnership between Oregon OSHA, the Oregon-Idaho-Utah Pulp and Paper Workers Council of the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the Labor Education Research Center, the Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology (CROET) at OHSU, Washington/Alaska Safety Council of the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers and the Department of Labor and Industries - Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act.


This year marks the thirteenth year for the conference, which grew from a daylong meeting in 1990 to the West's largest safety conference dedicated to the pulp and paper industry.