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For immediate release: 
July 25, 2001
For more information: 
Sharell McMurray or Jani Johnston
(503) 378-3272

Pulp, paper workers plan winter safety conference

Portland -
The 11th Annual Western Pulp and Paper Workers Safety and Health Conference, at the Double Tree-Jantzen Beach in Portland, December 4-7, will feature classes to help employers manage safety and health programs and reduce operating costs.

The four-day conference, intended for managers, employees, safety committee members, and safety professionals in paper manufacturing, converting, chemical manufacturing and supply, and related industries, will also supply OSHA-required training classes. Participants are expected from the western states and from throughout the U.S. and Canada.

The conference is a joint effort of Oregon OSHA and the Oregon/Idaho Pulp and Paper Workers Council of the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers (AWPPW) in cooperation with Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical & Energy Workers International Union (PACE); Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology (CROET); Labor Education and Research Center (LERC); International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW); Washington Safety Council of AWPPW; and WISHA (Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act).

For more information about the conference, call Oregon OSHA's Conference Section, (503) 378-3272 (V/TTY) or (888) 292-5247, option 1; send e-mail to oregon.conferences@state.or.us; or visit the Conferences Web page at www.orosha.org.