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For Immediate Release
September 25, 2003
Contact for more Information:
Kevin Weeks 503-947-7428

Oregon OSHA offers no-cost safety training in Bend

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) will be offering a no-cost training session to employers and workers in Bend on Thursday October 9th from 8:30 to Noon at the Boyle Education Center, 2600 NW College Way.

Three one-hour workshops are being offered:
· Back Safety
· Violence in the Workplace
· Personal Protective Equipment

All three one-hour courses are presented during one class session, giving employers an opportunity to select the areas where they need additional training. The "Back Safety" course helps employers identify ergonomic risk factors associated with back injuries and introduces methods to control those risks. "Violence in the Workplace" includes topics regarding assessment, de-escalation of potentially violent situations in the workplace, and employer responsibilities. The "Personal Protective Equipment" course gives participants an overview of employer requirements for the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the workplace. Topics include information about hazard assessment to determine needed PPE and suggested methods for protecting the head, face, hands, feet, and torso.

To register for the training workshops, fax your request on company letterhead to (503) 947-7462 or register on the Oregon OSHA Web site, www.orosha.org under "Education." For questions about Oregon OSHA training, call (503) 947-7443 or call toll-free within Oregon, (888) 292-5247, Option 2.

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