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Oregon OSHA - 350 Winter Street NE Room 430 - Salem, Oregon 97301-3882
For Immediate Release
September 14, 2005
Contact for more Information:
Kevin Weeks, Public Information Officer, 503-947-7428


Free safety and health workshops in Grants Pass

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 Grants Pass during October. Workshops will be held at the Oregon National Guard Armory, 666 Brookside Boulevard.

Tuesday October 11 8:00am to Noon
Conducting an Accident Investigation

This workshop shows participants how to conduct an accident investigation at work, securing an accident scene and gathering facts, recommending corrective actions or improvements, and writing an accident investigation report. Participants will work through a hypothetical incident using an analysis system that emphasizes interviewing, fact-finding, and root cause analysis to help prevent future incidents and injuries.

Tuesday October 11 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
What to Expect from an OR-OSHA Inspection

This workshop helps clear up some misconceptions about Oregon OSHA, and how an OR-OSHA compliance officer conducts an inspection or investigation on a worksite, including the rights and responsibilities of both employers and employees. Find out first-hand from an Oregon OSHA trainer what you can expect when Oregon OSHA conducts occupational safety and health inspections in your workplace. This workshop may be an eye-opener for supervisors, employees and small business owners.

Wednesday October 12 - 8:00am to Noon
OSHA Form 300 Record Keeping

Introduces participants to basic record keeping requirements for documenting occupational injuries and illnesses in the OSHA Form 300 log. Explains the purpose of documenting injuries, calculating an employer's Days Away or Restricted Time (DART) rate, and determining if an injury must be recorded or reported to Oregon OSHA. The workshop is ideal for human resources staff or safety committee members who are responsible for documenting injuries.

Wednesday October 12 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Identifying and Controlling Hazards

Participants will learn about the types of workplace hazards, developing and using a safety inspection checklist, prioritizing and correcting hazards, and writing an effective safety inspection report. Meets Oregon OSHA safety committee requirements for Hazard Identification training.

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