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‘Safety Break’: Oregon OSHA’s annual stand-down set for May 8

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Salem, OR — Oregon OSHA is inviting all employers in the state to take part in its 16th annual Safety Break for Oregon to help raise awareness and promote “the value of keeping people safe and healthy” on the job.

The event, scheduled for May 8, is designed for employers to celebrate their work in creating safe and healthy workplaces, along with refreshing safety training and planning future efforts to eliminate workplace hazards.

The agency also encourages employers to strengthen workplace safety and health by hosting training or award recognition events, or other creative activities.

“This stand-down provides an opportunity for employers and their workers to take the time to remember the high value they should place on preventing injury and illness in the workplace,” Oregon OSHA Administrator Michael Wood said in a Jan. 29 press release. “It’s an important time to review past successes – and the reasons for those successes – while planning ahead with a renewed dedication to analyzing and eliminating hazards.”

Employers who sign up online before May 3 will be entered to win one of three $100 checks to be used for a luncheon at their facility.

The agency also encourages employers to share their events on social media by tagging @OregonOSHA on Facebook and using #SafetyBreakDay on Twitter. Event ideas and downloadable graphics are available at OSHA.Oregon.gov.

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