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For Immediate Release
July 8, 2002
Contact Information:
Kevin Weeks, 503-947-7428 
Toll free within Oregon: 800-922-2689

Oregon OSHA offers lunchtime small business training in Lakeview and Burns

Think that establishing a small business safety program takes up a lot of time from your busy schedule? How about two lunch hours? Oregon OSHA will offer a no-cost simple safety and health program to the Harney and Lake County business communities through a series of "brown bag" lunch workshops in August.

The Public Education and Conferences Section of Oregon OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Division) designed the Safety and the Small Business Employer (SATSBE) program to help small business owners start implementing safety and health programs in their workplaces. The program consists of two one-hour "brown bag" workshops. Participants bring their own lunches and Oregon OSHA provides workshop materials for participants. The workshop is free.

The SATSBE workshop is presented in two phases. Attendance is required at the first meeting to participate in the Phase Two meeting two weeks later. Participants will learn how to integrate a safety and health program into their business plan, receive industry-specific resource materials, and be introduced to the program's ten short duration safety and health training modules.

August 6, 2002 - Noon to 1:00pm at the BLM / Forest Service office,
1301 South G Street (Phase Two class on August 20 from Noon to 1:00pm)

August 7, 2002 - Noon to 1:00pm at the State Office Building, 809 West Jackson Street
(Phase Two class on August 21 from Noon to 1:00pm)

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.