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For Immediate Release
December 19, 2002
Contact Information:
Kevin Weeks 503-947-7428  (direct dial)

Oregon OSHA offers free 'Train the Trainer' class in Beaverton

Your supervisor has a big announcement for you: You will now be in charge of your company's safety and health program. By the way, you will also train ALL employees on safety and health in the workplace. But who will train you in order to train everyone else?

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) has developed a new two-day "Train the Trainer" workshop to give you the tools necessary to be able to teach workplace safety and health basics. The FREE course is scheduled to be in Beaverton on February 26 & 27 from 8:00am to 5:00pm each day at Portland Community College's Capital Center, 18624 NW Walker Road in Beaverton.

The workshop will provide an overview of Oregon OSHA training requirements, how to develop an effective safety training program, developing classroom presentation skills and conducting effective on-the-job (OJT) training.

Six of the two-day "Train the Trainer" workshops are scheduled across the state during the coming twelve months, including classes in Salem, Bend, Eugene, Portland and Ashland. This will be the only opportunity for Washington County residents to take advantage of this two-day comprehensive workplace training during the next twelve months. Space for the Beaverton workshop is limited, so attendees should register as soon as possible.

Oregon OSHA offers a variety of resources and consultation services to help Oregon employers create safer workplaces and reduce the number of injuries which occur at work. More information and resources are available on Oregon OSHA's website, www.orosha.org

For more information about this workshop or to register, call the Oregon OSHA Education Section, (503) 947-7443, or toll-free in Oregon, (888) 292-5247 Option 2.