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Oregon OSHA - 350 Winter Street NE Room 430 - Salem, Oregon 97301-3882
 
For Immediate Release
November 5, 2007
Contact for more Information:
Kevin Weeks, Public Information Officer, 503-947-7428
kevin.s.weeks@state.or.us

Pulp and paper industry holds safety and health conference

17th annual meeting promotes safer futures


Workers and employers in Oregon's pulp and paper industry are invited to attend a conference designed to energize their workplace safety culture and reduce injuries.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services, Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) is one of several partners working to present the Western Pulp & Paper Workers Safety & Health Conference, November 27-30 at the Red Lion Hotel on the River - Jantzen Beach in Portland.

Thirty-two workshops are scheduled during the conference's four days. The conference will provide training on workplace issues that affect pulp and paper employers and how to integrate safety and health management into your company's business plan. Workshops include:

  • Designing the Age-Friendly Workplace
  • Incentive Programs for Safety in the Workplace
  • Occupational Health Issues in the Pulp and Paper Industry

The registration fee for the conference is $185 to attend all conference sessions. You can attend any single day for $75 or attend the Friday morning general session workshop for $15. An awards dinner on Wednesday, November 28 will honor significant contributions to safety and health in the pulp, paper, and converting industries. Tickets for the awards dinner are $20 per person.

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 additional information.

The conference is a joint effort of the Oregon-Idaho-Utah Pulp and Paper Workers Council of the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers, Oregon OSHA, the Washington/Alaska Safety Council of the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers, the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries/Division of Occupational Safety and Health, Paper/Allied-Industrial/Chemical and Energy Workers International Union (PACE), the Labor Education Research Center (LERC), and the pulp and paper manufacturing industry.

 

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Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer & Business Services, enforces the state’s workplace safety and health rules and works to improve workplace safety and health for all Oregon workers. For more information, go to www.orosha.org.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon’s largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, visit www.dcbs.oregon.gov.
 

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