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Oregon OSHA - 350 Winter Street NE Room 430 - Salem, Oregon 97301-3882
For Immediate Release
December 28, 2004
Contact for more Information:
Kevin Weeks, Public Information Officer, 503-947-7428

Safety training workshops from Oregon OSHA in Newport

The Department of Consumer and Business Services, Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) will be offering two days of free training sessions to employers and workers in Newport on January 19 & 20 at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center.

Wednesday, January 19 8:00am to 5:00pm
Safety Committee Basic Training

This workshop gives safety committee members, especially new members, insight into their roles and how important safety committees are to building safer workplaces. The full-day class addresses topics such as meeting management, problem-solving, and writing recommendations and reviews safety rules that apply in all Oregon workplaces. This workshop meets Oregon OSHA basic rule requirements for safety committee training.

Thursday, January 20 8:00am to Noon
Fall Protection

This training will review what the safety rules are for wearing fall protection equipment in any industry that requires employees to be working ten feet or more off the ground, and where a potential for a fall exists. The training will also cover safe work practices for the construction industry, planning for a worker rescue, the best methods of fall protection and the safe use of fall-arrest systems.

Thursday, January 20 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Excavation Safety

Excavation work is a hazardous but necessary process in construction and public utilities work. This workshop will cover the specific hazards unique to excavation, safety regulations, shoring systems, requirements for protective equipment, soil classification and planning considerations.

To register for the training workshops, fax your request on company letterhead to (503) 947-7462 or register on the Oregon OSHA Web site, www.orosha.org under "Education." For questions about Oregon OSHA training, call (503) 947-7443 or call toll-free within Oregon, (888) 292-5247, Option 2.

Oregon OSHA is committed to partnering with employers and workers to keep Oregon's injury rates low, and workers' compensation costs under control. One of the best things an employer can do to prevent injuries is to properly train employees. Oregon OSHA offers free training, free safety and health consultations, and education and training materials from the OR-OSHA Resource Center. Keep your employees and workplaces safe through a commitment to training, education and elimination of hazards. More information and resources are available on Oregon OSHA's Web site, www.orosha.org.

As Oregon's economy improves, safe jobs are smart business. More information and resources are available on Oregon OSHA's Web site, www.orosha.org