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CONN-OSHA Session Addresses Safety on the Construction Site
Jan. 25 class tackles trenching, scaffolding, electrical hazards

For immediate release
December 19, 2007

WETHERSFIELD, Being aware of one’s surroundings, knowing the possible hazards that can hinder a job and cause injuries, properly preparing, and taking adequate safety precautions are basic requirements for every construction worker.

These critical concepts and other construction site safety issues form the basis of a Jan. 25 session titled “Construction Site Safety” being offered by the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA). Taking place at the Labor Department’s Wethersfield Central Office, located at 200 Folly Brook Boulevard, the session runs from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

“Knowing how to properly protect yourself and realizing what to look out for in any of these types of jobs can literally mean the difference between life and death,” notes John Able, CONN-OSHA Occupational Safety Training Specialist and Certified Safety Professional, who will conduct the class.

“Each person should have a clear understanding of the hazards that may exist on the job and that is what we will be discussing in this class,” he explains. “People must have the ability to recognize these hazards, and the knowledge to minimize their exposure through the application of proper safe work procedures. We’ll be looking at OSHA requirements for fall protection, addressing scaffolding and ladders, examining electrical hazards, and taking an in-depth look at trenching safety. Upon completion of this class, participants will be able to improve their OSHA compliance and overall site safety.”

Adequate time for questions will be allotted. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required. 
To register, or for additional information, please contact John Able by email at john.able@ct.gov or call him at (860) 263-6902.

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 Media Contact: Nancy Steffens                   (860) 263-6535                            12/19/07


 


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