Oregon OSHA - 350 Winter Street
NE Room 430 - Salem, Oregon 97301-3882
|For Immediate Release:
September 26, 2007
|Contact for more Information:
Kevin Weeks, Public Information Officer, 503-947-7428
Medford hosts workplace safety and health conference
Improving workplace safety in southern Oregon
Employers and workers in southern Oregon are invited to attend a conference
in October designed to improve their workplace safety culture and reduce injuries.
The Department of Consumer and Business Services, Occupational Safety and
Health Division (Oregon OSHA) invites employers and workers ready to energize
their workplace safety and health programs to attend the Southern Oregon Occupational
Safety and Health Conference, Oct. 17 & 18 at the Smullin Center, 2825
East Barnett Road in Medford.
The conference will provide training on workplace issues that affect all
employers and how to integrate safety and health management into your company's
business plan. Workshops include:
- Safe Excavation: Don't Dig Your Own Grave
- Forklift Safety
- Drugs and the Workplace Don't Mix
The theme for the conference, now in its 17th year, is "Charting the
Course for World Class Safety & Health." The annual conference is
a collaboration between Oregon OSHA and the American Society of Safety Engineers,
Southern Oregon Chapter.
The registration fee for the conference is $120 to attend all Wednesday and
Thursday sessions. You can attend any single day for $80 and attend either
a morning or afternoon workshop for $50. Four professional development workshops
are being offered on Friday October 19; attend one three-hour workshop for
$50 or the full day for $95. Exhibition space will highlight products and
services from more than 20 safety and health vendors and organizations.
More information about the conference is available on the Oregon OSHA Web
site at www.orosha.org/conferences.
You may call the Oregon OSHA conferences section at (503) 378-3272 to get
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Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer & Business Services,
enforces the states workplace safety and health rules and works to improve
workplace safety and health for all Oregon workers. For more information, go
The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregons largest business
regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, visit www.dcbs.oregon.gov.