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For Immediate Release
April 2, 2002
Contact Information:
Kevin Weeks, 503-947-7428

Oregon OSHA offers free training in Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS - The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (OR-OSHA) will offer free training sessions to members of the Klamath Falls-area business community during two days of workshops in May.

The Public Education and Conferences Section of Oregon OSHA will be offering four different workshops during the training sessions on May 1 and 2: 

  • Hazard Identification and Control, 8:00am May 1.
  • Training the Safety Trainer, 1:00pm May 1.
  • What to Expect From an OR-OSHA Inspection, 8:00am May 2.
  • Safety Leadership, 1:00pm May 2.

‘Hazard Identification and Control’ will help participants uncover a hazardous condition or practice in the workplace, and take steps to correct the situation. ‘Training the Safety Trainer’ teaches participants how to train other members of their workplace team about safety issues. ‘What to Expect From an OR-OSHA Inspection’ helps clear up some misconceptions about Oregon OSHA, and how an OR-OSHA compliance officer conducts an inspection or investigation on a worksite (including what rights and responsibilities both employers and employees have when a compliance officer shows up). ‘Safety Leadership’ helps participants take safety improvements out of the three-ring binder and motivates workers to take charge for creating a safe workplace.

The workshops will be held at the Community Health Education Center (Multipurpose Room A), 2200 Eldorado Boulevard in Klamath Falls. OR-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.