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

Oregon OSHA offers free training in Coos Bay

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

The Public Education and Conferences Section of Oregon OSHA will be offering four different workshops during the training sessions on August 14 & 15:

Ergonomics In The Office, 8:00am August 14.
Safety Committee Meeting Management, 1:00pm August 14.
Developing a Violence Prevention Program, 8:00am August 15.
Developing an Effective Ergonomics Program, 1:00pm August 15.

‘Ergonomics In The Office' will introduce participants to how ergonomics (the science of how the human body interacts with their work environment) applies to the office - including placement of workstations and video display terminals. ‘Safety Committee Meeting Management' is designed to help a current safety committee member at work make the most out of their required meetings, and training new safety committee members. ‘Developing a Violence Prevention Program' will show employers how to design a prevention and early assessment program to address work-related violence - the third leading cause of death on the job. ‘Developing an Effective Ergonomics Program' will educate employers about developing a written ergonomics program to prevent repetitive motion injuries for workers, and help reduce the medical and insurance costs related to repetitive motion injuries.

The free four-hour workshops will be held at Southwest Oregon Community College's Newmark Center Room #228, 1988 Newmark in Coos Bay. Oregon 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.