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Region 5 News Release: 05-980-Chi
June 1, 2005
Contact: Brad Mitchell
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Protecting workers and cutting injury compensation costs are the results OSHA expects personal health care facility operators to enjoy after participating in a half-day free seminar provided by the agency on June 9 in Canton, Ohio.
One in a series of half-day seminars scheduled throughout the state, the Canton area seminar will be held at the Builders Exchange of East Central Ohio, 2521 34th St., NW, Canton, Ohio from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Registration for the seminar is requested and may be completed by sending a fax message to OSHA at 216-771-6148. OSHA asks that you include the number of persons attending from the registering organization.
The seminar will provide advice and guidance on OSHA regulations and best practices in dealing with such areas as bloodborne pathogens, ergonomic hazards, workplace violence, hazard communication, lockout/tagout requirements, and recordkeeping. Recent efforts by individual operators of personal health care facilities have shown a marked improvement in worker safety and health, with a resulting savings to employers in reduced workplace compensation costs.
Further information on the seminar may be obtained by calling the Cleveland OSHA area office at 216-522-3818. Additional seminars are scheduled in Marietta, Cleveland and Liberty Township, Ohio in June.
Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. OSHA's role is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.
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