CONN-OSHA Session Focuses on Electrical Safety
For immediate release
December 12, 2007
Recent changes have been made to the OSHA General Industry Electrical Safety
Standard which will improve the safety and well being of workers in that field,
notes John Able, Safety Training Specialist with the Connecticut Department of
Labor’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA).
They have, at the
same time, however, also prompted questions and caused some confusion -something
that participants in a CONN-OSHA-sponsored Breakfast Roundtable Discussion will
address and attempt to clear up during their Dec. 18 meeting taking place in the
agency's Central Office, located at 200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield.
session, which will feature a presentation by John E. Hines of the Eaton Company
of Hartford, and a talk by Able, will be held in Conference Rooms A and B.
Hines will cover Arc Flash and Electrical Safety, while Able will discuss the
revised Electrical Standard.
Industry Standard 29 CFR 1910, Subpart S was recently updated to improve safety
and add consistency between OSHA requirements and recent versions of the
National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Standard for Electrical Safety in
the Workplace, as well as National Fire Code Provisions,” explains Able, a
Certified Safety Professional. “The new rule became effective on Aug. 13,
this month, Able adds, will be the discussion portion of the program. Time
permitting, each person taking part will be asked to submit a question for
discussion and everyone in the room will be invited to share their opinion
regarding the issue.
Admission to the roundtable is free, but pre-registration is required. To
register for the breakfast roundtable or for additional information, please
contact Able at (860) 263-6902, or via email at
Media Contact: Nancy Steffens (860)