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For Immediate Release
May 28, 2002
Contact Information:
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 & 27: 

  • 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.
‘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).

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.