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Oregon OSHA - 350 Winter Street NE Room 430 - Salem, Oregon 97301-3882
For Immediate Release
January 14, 2005
Contact for more Information:
Kevin Weeks, Public Information Officer, 503-947-7428

Safety training workshops from Oregon OSHA in Coos Bay

The Department of Consumer and Business Services, Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) will be offering three days of free training sessions to employers and workers in Coos Bay, February 8-10 at Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Newmark Center, 2110 Newmark Avenue.

Industrial Hygiene for the Non-IH
Tuesday, February 8 - 8:00am to Noon

Industrial Hygienists (IH's) form an important part of the workplace safety-and-health team. This class introduces participants to the role of an IH, how IH’s form an important part of safety committees, and major hazard areas in the workplace that are of special concern to IH’s.

Hazard Communication Program
Tuesday, February 8 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

This workshop guides participants through developing and implementing effective ways of communicating required information to employees about the hazards that exist in a workplace, including hazardous chemicals. This class qualifies for three (3) credit hours of pesticide re-certification training for Oregon-certified pesticide applicators and consultants.

Safety Accountability
Wednesday, February 9 - 8:00am to Noon

Implementing an effective safety-and-health program in the workplace requires that supervisors and employees are both accountable for safety. This workshop will introduce participants to a balanced accountability approach that includes positive recognition as well as effective discipline.

Recognition and Incentive Programs
Wednesday, February 9 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Is the safety culture in your business fear-driven or success-driven? This class will address positive recognition in the workshop, motivating your safety program beyond basic Oregon OSHA compliance, and designing effective incentive and recognition programs.

Ergonomics Awareness
Thursday, February 10 - 8:00am to Noon

Ergonomics is the study of how the human body responds to the design, tasks and tools of a work environment. This workshop will discuss the risk factors involved with a variety of jobs, from office settings and labor-intensive natural resources work to lifting boxes in warehouses. Workshop participants learn the components of an effective ergonomics program and ways to reduce ergonomic risks.

Ergonomics – Before and After
Thursday, February 10 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

This workshop looks at ergonomic workstation and task design from a “before-and-after” approach, using group exercises to help transform ergonomic nightmares into modern solutions for preventing employee injuries. An emphasis is placed on reducing back injuries, musculoskeletal disorders and cumulative trauma disorders.

To register for 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 is committed to partnering with employers and workers to keep Oregon’s injury rates low, and workers’ compensation costs under control. One of the best things an employer can do to prevent injuries is to properly train employees. Oregon OSHA offers free training, free safety and health consultations, and education and training materials from the OR-OSHA Resource Center. Keep your employees and workplaces safe through a commitment to training, education and elimination of hazards.

As Oregon's economy improves, safe jobs are smart business. More information and resources are available on Oregon OSHA's Web site, www.orosha.org