CONN-OSHA Session Addresses Safety on the Construction
Jan. 25 class tackles
trenching, scaffolding, electrical hazards
For immediate release
December 19, 2007
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at (860)
Nancy Steffens (860) 263-6535