|For Immediate Release:
May 28, 2002
Kevin Weeks, 503-947-7428
Toll free within Oregon: 800-922-2689
Oregon OSHA offers free training in Lincoln City
LINCOLN CITY - The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division
(OR-OSHA) will offer free training sessions to members of the coastal
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 26 &
‘Hazard Identification and Control’ will help class participants uncover
a hazardous condition or practice, and take steps to correct the situation.
‘Safety Committee Operations’ will give attendees an introduction to OR-OSHA’s
requirements for operating a workplace safety committee. ‘Ergonomics Awareness’
introduces the basic steps of ergonomics (the human body’s ability or inability
to adapt to forces in a workplace environment) and how to evaluate an ergonomics
safety program. ‘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).
- Hazard Identification and Control, 8:00am June 26.
- Safety Committee Operations, 1:00pm June 26.
- Ergonomics Awareness, 8:00am June 27.
- What to Expect From an OR-OSHA Inspection, 1:00pm June 27.
The workshops will be held at Taft Fire Station, 4520 SE Highway 101 in
Lincoln City. 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.