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Oregon OSHA - 350 Winter Street NE Room 430 - Salem, Oregon 97301-3882
For Immediate Release
October 11, 2005
Contact for more Information:
Kevin Weeks, Public Information Officer, 503-947-7428


Free safety and health workshops in Gold Beach

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 Gold Beach during November. Workshops will be held at the City of Gold Beach Council Chamber, 29592 Ellensberg Avenue.

Tuesday November 15 - 8:00am to Noon
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 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.

Tuesday November 15 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Forest Activities

Oregon's new forest safety code adopted in 2003 is recognized as a national model for how to work safely in the woods. This workshop will help explain the Oregon OSHA Division Seven forest activities code, the role training plays in forest work safety, and how supervisors and employees work together to meet their responsibilities for safety.

Wednesday November 16 - 8:00am to Noon
Safety Committee Meeting Management

This workshop addresses effective meeting management for safety committee members, problem-solving, writing recommendations and reviews safety committee rules that apply in all Oregon workplaces. This workshop meets Oregon OSHA basic rule requirements for safety committee training.


Wednesday November 16 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Introduction to Safety Training

Providing training on safe practices is important for any workplace. Over 100 safety standards enforced by Oregon OSHA require a training component. This workshop introduces students to designing and presenting workplace safety and health training, including developing lesson plans and documenting that workers are correctly trained.

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