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Safety committee training: Oregon OSHA launches online clearinghouse

May 1, 2019

Salem, OR — Oregon OSHA has created a webpage that offers access to the agency’s free online training courses intended for safety committee members.

The agency also translated the courses – Safety Meetings and Committees, Accident Investigation and Hazard Identification – into Spanish.

“These changes provide employers and workers with a clearinghouse of training resources designed to meet key regulatory requirements and to reach a broader audience,” Roy Kroker, consultation and public education manager at Oregon OSHA, said in a March 28 press release.

Forming a safety committee or conducting safety meetings is a requirement for many Oregon employers.

“Such committees or meetings enable workers and managers to regularly discuss and address on-the-job safety and health concerns,” the release states. “They are critical components in helping make continuous improvement to safety and health programs. To be effective, however, safety committee members need training.”