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For Immediate Release
September 25, 2002
Contact Information:
Kevin Weeks 503-947-7428  (direct dial)

Oregon OSHA free safety training offered in Bend

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

The Public Education and Conferences Section of Oregon OSHA will be offering four different workshops during the training sessions on October 29 and 30:

Safety Committee Operations, 8:00am October 29
Hazard Communication Program, 1:00pm October 29.
OSHA 300, 8:00am October 30.
Worker Protection Standard, 1:00pm October 30.

‘Safety Committee Operations' will give attendees an introduction to OR-OSHA's requirements for operating a workplace safety committee. ‘Hazard Communication Program' will show participants the basics of writing a hazard communication plan - including assembling a list of chemicals in the workplace and training employees. ‘OSHA 300' is a must for a supervisor or safety committee member who fills out the new OSHA Form 300 log - and the new record keeping requirements that went into effect with the form in January 2002. ‘Worker Protection Standard' emphasizes providing effective training and information for pesticide handlers and workers - especially workers whose primary language is not English (This class fulfills three credit hours of pesticide re-certification).

The workshops will be held at the National Guard Armory Room 140-B, 875 SW Simpson Avenue in Bend. 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.