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Oregon OSHA - 350 Winter Street NE Room 430 - Salem, Oregon 97301-3882
For Immediate Release
March 28, 2005
Contact for more Information:
Kevin Weeks, Public Information Officer, 503-947-7428

Oregon OSHA safety training classes scheduled in Coos County

The Department of Consumer and Business Services, Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) will be offering free training sessions to Bay Area employers and workers on April 5th and April 12 & 13.


Tuesday April 5, 8:00am to Noon - Safety Committee 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 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.

The workshop will be held at the Southwestern Oregon Community College Business Development Center, 2455 Maple Leaf in North Bend. The training is a partnership between Oregon OSHA and the Southwestern Oregon Community College Business Development Center.

Tuesday and Wednesday, April 12/13, 8:00am to 5:00pm - Two-Day Train the Trainer Workshop

Your company is restructuring and workers are shifting duties. You will now be in charge of your company's safety and health management program. By the way, you will also train ALL employees on safety and health in the workplace. But who will train you? Oregon OSHA has developed the free two-day "Train the Trainer" workshop to give you the tools necessary to be able to teach workplace safety and health basics. The workshop will provide an overview of Oregon OSHA training requirements, how to develop an effective safety training program, develop classroom presentation skills and conduct effective on-the-job (OJT) training.

This free training session will be presented at Southwestern Oregon Community College's Newmark Center, 2110 Newmark in Coos Bay.

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