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Oregon OSHA - 350 Winter Street NE Room 430 - Salem, Oregon 97301-3882

For Immediate Release
March 23, 2005
Contact for more Information:
Kevin Weeks, Public Information Officer, 503-947-7428

Safety training workshops scheduled in Seaside

(Seaside) The Department of Consumer and Business Services, Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) will be providing an opportunity for employers and workers to improve their workplace safety and health skills. Four free training classes are scheduled on April 5 & 6 at Clatsop Community College's South County Center, 1455 Roosevelt in Seaside.

Exposure Control/Bloodborne Pathogens

Tuesday April 5, 2005 8:00am to Noon

An important training class for any occupation that has the potential of coming into contact with bodily fluids. The class explains OSHA requirements for training, protective equipment and work practices to protect employees from potential exposure.

Hearing Conservation Program
Tuesday April 5, 2005 1:00 to 5:00pm

This workshop introduces an effective approach to preserving the sense of hearing throughout a lifetime of work and play. Elements of an effective hearing conservation program, how sound damages hearing, and actions to take to prevent hearing loss will be discussed in this workshop.

Safety and the Supervisor
Wednesday April 6, 2005 8:00am to Noon

Introduces participants to five general safety supervision responsibilities contained in Oregon OSHA regulations: demonstrating leadership, providing resources, training, oversight and accountability. Emphasizes "tough-caring" leadership to effectively support safe behaviors and conditions. Content includes the difference between "Tough-controlling" and "tough-caring" leadership, providing effective safety education and training, evaluating performance, and administering effective discipline, hazard identification and control, accident investigation, and costs and benefits of taking corrective action

Recognition and Incentive Programs

Wednesday April 6, 2005 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Is the safety culture in your business fear-driven or success-driven? This class will address positive recognition in the workshop, motivating your safety program beyond basic Oregon OSHA compliance, and designing effective incentive and recognition programs.

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.

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