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Region 5 News Release: 06-1498-chi
August 29, 2006
Contact: Brad Mitchell
Phone: (312)353-6976

OSHA to Help Illinois Small-Business Operators Establish Effective Safety Programs
Outreach Seminars in Rockford, Ill., Designed to Prevent Worker Injuries

AURORA, Ill. -- The U.S. Department of Labor¿s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will present a monthly series of short seminars in Rockford, Ill., starting Sept. 6 to help small-business employers control workplace hazards through effective safety programs, the agency announced today.

The seminars will provide advice and guidance on OSHA regulations and best practices in establishing safety committees, safety and health management systems, workplace inspections, training workers effectively in safety and health issues.

Seminar registration is required and may be completed by calling (815) 316-6367 or by sending e-mail to The fee for each seminar is $25, which includes handout materials and a hot breakfast.

All sessions will be held from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at Eigerlab, 605 Fulton Ave., Rockford. Individual sessions are as follows:

Sept. 6 How Safety Committees Should Work
Oct. 18 Safety and Health Management Systems for Small Business
Nov. 15 Workplace Inspections -- An Introduction to Identifying, Analyzing and Controlling Workplace Hazards
Dec. 13 Delivering Presentations and Training to Employees

The seminars are co-sponsored by OSHA¿s North Aurora, Ill., area office, the On-site Consultation Program of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the Rock Valley College Small Business Development Center, and the EDGE Business Center.


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