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For Immediate Release
September 13, 2002
Contact Information:
Kevin Weeks 503-947-7428  (direct dial)
kevin.s.weeks@state.or.us


Oregon OSHA free safety training offered in Klamath Falls


The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) will be presenting two days of free training classes for employers and workers in Klamath Falls during October.


The Public Education and Conferences Section of Oregon OSHA will be offering four different workshops during the training sessions on October 2 and 3:


Lockout/Tagout, 8:00am October 2
Safety & Health Management, 1:00pm October 2.
Confined Space Safety, 8:00am October 3.
Safety Committee Operations, 1:00pm October 3.


‘Lockout/Tagout' will help participants understand how hazardous energy could injure or kill workers in machinery (even when the machine is turned "off"). ‘Safety & Health Management' is an introduction class for employers to learn about creating safe workplaces and planning ahead. ‘Confined Space Safety' will help participants learn about the special safety requirements when a worker will be inside of a confined space (or inside of machinery), and when a special permit is required. ‘Safety Committee Operations' will give attendees an introduction to OR-OSHA's requirements for operating a workplace safety committee.


The workshops will be held at Klamath Falls Community College (Building One), 7390 South Sixth Street Room 111 in Klamath Falls. OR-OSHA provides workshop materials for participants.


Oregon OSHA offers a variety of conferences, training, educational resources and consultation services to help Oregon employers create safer workplaces and reduce the number of 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.