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For Immediate Release
May 16, 2002
Contact Information:
Kevin Weeks, 503-947-7428
Toll-free in Oregon: 1-800-922-2689

Oregon OSHA offers free training in Ashland

- The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (OR-OSHA) will offer free training sessions to members of the Ashland business community during two days of workshops in June.

The Public Education and Conferences Section of Oregon OSHA will be offering four different workshops during the training sessions on June 18 & 19: 

  • Powered Industrial Truck Safety, 8:00am June 18.
  • Exposure Control/Bloodborne Pathogens, 1:00pm June 18.
  • Recordkeeping, 8:00am June 19.
  • Confined Space Safety, 1:00pm June 19.

‘Powered Industrial Truck Safety’ gives participants an introduction to Oregon OSHA rules for operating forklifts safely and how to design a forklift-training program. ‘Exposure Control/Bloodborne Pathogens’ discusses how to protect workers from bloodborne diseases and contamination as well as implementing an effective exposure control plan. ‘Recordkeeping’ will update participants about new OSHA recordkeeping requirements which went into effect in January (including the OSHA Form 300). ‘Confined Space Safety’ will help participants learn about the special safety requirements when a worker will be inside of a confined space (or inside of machinery), and when a special permit is required.

The workshops will be held at Stephenson Union Building Room 330 on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. 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.