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For Immediate Release
July 8, 2002
Contact Information:
Kevin Weeks, 503-947-7428 (direct dial) 
kevin.s.weeks@state.or.us
Toll free within Oregon: 800-922-2689


Oregon OSHA offers lunchtime small business training in Redmond


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 Redmond business community through a "brown bag" lunch workshop 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.


Redmond:
August 8, 2002 - Noon to 1:00pm at the Redmond Chamber of Commerce, 446 SW Seventh Street (Phase Two class on August 22 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.


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