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December 18th CONN-OSHA Session Focuses on Electrical Safety


For immediate release
December 12, 2007


WETHERSFIELD - 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.  

The 90-minutes 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. 

“OSHA General 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, 2007.” 

Also continuing 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) 263-6535 


200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109 / Phone: 860-263-6000

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