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Join Safety Break for Oregon May 8

Join Safety Break for Oregon May 8

Businesses invited to participate in Safety Break for Oregon May 8

Safety Break for Oregon 201311th annual event focuses on employee involvement

Employers across Oregon are encouraged to promote safety and health in their workplace during Safety Break for Oregon on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. In past years, employers have hosted safety demonstrations, award recognition events, and training.

Oregon’s Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) coordinates the one-day event, designed to raise awareness and promote the value of safety and health in preventing on-the-job injuries and illnesses. The voluntary event, which occurs on the second Wednesday in May, is flexible to meet an employer’s safety and health program needs.

Safety Break encourages employees and management to work together on identifying safety and health concerns. The result of this cooperation can lead to fewer injuries and reduced workers’ compensation costs for employers.

Companies planning to participate will be entered to win one of three $100 pizza luncheons when they sign up online by Friday, May 3. The prizes will be given to participating companies as part of a random drawing. The Oregon SHARP Alliance is sponsoring the contest.

For more information, ideas on how to host an event, or to download graphics, go the Safety Break for Oregon website.

Oregon-Columbia Chapter Members

If you are planning an event to observe Safety Break for Oregon, send information and photos to Karla Holland at the AGC office. We will feature your company on the website.

[hr]Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, enforces the state’s workplace safety and health rules and works to improve workplace safety and health for all Oregon workers. For more information, go to www.orosha.org or find us at www.facebook.com/oregonosha.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon’s largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, go to www.dcbs.oregon.gov.

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