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For Immediate Release
March 21, 2002
Contact Information:
Kevin Weeks, 503-947-7428
kevin.s.weeks@state.or.us


Oregon OSHA offers free training in Coos Bay


COOS BAY - The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (OR-OSHA) will offer free training sessions to members of the Coos Bay-area business community during two days of workshops in April.


The Public Education and Conferences Section of Oregon OSHA will be offering four different workshops during the training sessions on April 10 and 11: 


? Safety Committee Operations, 8:00am April 10.
? Bottom-Line Safety, 1:00pm April 10.
? Accident Investigation, 8:00am April 11. 
? Developing an Effective Accountability System, 1:00pm April 11.


‘Safety Committee Operations’ will give attendees an introduction to OR-OSHA’s requirements for operating a workplace safety committee. ‘Bottom-Line Safety’ will be a manager-focused class on computing the cost of workplace accidents and corrective actions. ‘Accident Investigation’ will provide help in conducting an investigation into workplace injury or safety incidents and ‘Developing an Effective Accountability System’ will introduce participants to effective workplace accountability programs and continuous improvement in workplace safety. 


The four-hour workshops will be held at Southwest Oregon Community College’s Newmark Center Room #228 , 1988 Newmark in Coos Bay. Oregon OSHA provides workshop materials for participants.


Oregon OSHA offers a variety of conferences, on-site training, educational resources and consultation services to help Oregon employers create safer workplaces and reduce the amount of productivity lost due to injuries which occur at work. Additional information and resources are available on Oregon OSHA’s website, www.orosha.org


For more information about these workshops or to register, call the Oregon OSHA Education Section, (503) 947-7443, or toll-free in Oregon, (888) 292-5247 Option 2.