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For Immediate Release
July 19, 2002
Contact Information:
Kevin Weeks, 503-947-7428 
Toll free within Oregon: 800-922-2689

Oregon OSHA offers free training in Beaverton

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (OR-OSHA) will offer free training sessions to members of the Washington County 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 21 & 22:

Exposure Control/Bloodborne Pathogens, 8:00am August 21.
Safety & Health Management Planning, 1:00pm August 21.
Industrial Hygiene for the Non-IH, 8:00am August 22.
Developing an Effective Accountability System, 1:00pm August 22.

‘Exposure Control/Bloodborne Pathogens' will show how to protect workers from bloodborne diseases and contamination as well as implementing an effective exposure control plan. ‘Safety & Heath Management Planning' is an introduction class for employers to learn about creating safe workplaces and planning ahead. ‘Industrial Hygiene for the Non-IH' will introduce participants to the role of industrial hygienists (IH's) in the workplace health and safety team while ‘Developing an Effective Accountability System' shows how to make every person in the workplace accountable for that company's safety plan.

The free four-hour workshops will be held at Portland Community College's Capital Center - Room #1641, 18624 NW Walker Road in Beaverton. 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.