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NEWS
 

RELEASE


Oregon OSHA - 350 Winter Street NE Room 430 - Salem, Oregon 97301-3882
 
For Immediate Release
March 14, 2005
Contact for more Information:
Kevin Weeks, Public Information Officer, 503-947-7428
kevin.s.weeks@state.or.us


Ergonomics training classes in Eugene


(Eugene)
The Department of Consumer and Business Services, Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) will be offering free training sessions to employers and workers in Eugene on April 14.


Thursday, April 14 8:00am to Noon
Ergonomics Awareness


Ergonomics is the study of how the human body responds to the design, tasks and tools of a work environment. This workshop will discuss the risk factors involved with a variety of jobs, from office settings and labor-intensive natural resources work to lifting boxes in warehouses. Workshop participants learn the components of an effective ergonomics program and ways to reduce ergonomic risks.


Thursday, April 14 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Ergonomics - Before and After


This workshop looks at ergonomic workstation and task design from a "before-and-after" approach, using group exercises to help transform ergonomic nightmares into modern solutions for preventing employee injuries. An emphasis is placed on reducing back injuries, musculoskeletal disorders and cumulative trauma disorders.

 

Both classes will be presented at the Oregon OSHA Eugene field office, 1140 Willagillespie Road, Suite 42 in Eugene (near Valley River Center and the Delta Highway). 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


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