CONN-OSHA Breakfast Details “Ergonomics in the Workplace”
For immediate release
May 10, 2007
WETHERSFIELD, Employees from the
Connecticut Department of Labor’s Division of Occupational Safety (CONN-OSHA)
are taking the show on the road in May for their monthly CONN-OSHA Breakfast
Roundtable Discussion group and are joining with Concentra Medical Centers of
New Britain to present Ergonomics in the Workplace: An Interdisciplinary
The May 15 breakfast event will be held 8
a.m. to noon at the Crowne Plaza Hartford-Cromwell. 100 Berlin Road, Cromwell.
According to John Able, CONN-OSHA Training
Officer and coordinator of the discussion series, the topic is very current
since the state’s General Assembly has proposed a regulation regarding
ergonomics and workplace safety.
“Ergonomics is a subject we believe many
Connecticut employers and employees would like to learn more about,” Able points
out. “Many residents do not have a good understanding of the importance of
ergonomics and this meeting will explore the right approaches to take in order
to ensure the safety and health of the workforce.”
Featured speakers at the breakfast will
include William Patterson, MD, MPH, assistant vice president of Medical
Operations for the northeast zone of Concentra Health Services and Keith
Havenmeyer, MSPT, the company’s assistant vice president of Therapy Operations.
Concentra Medical Centers is a leading
occupational health provider, with 310
throughout the nation.
This month only, the meeting requires a
per-person cost to Concentra for the light breakfast. The registration deadline
is noon on Friday, May 11 and additional information can be obtained by calling
CONN-OSHA at (860) 263-6900 or by contacting John Able at
Media Contact: Nancy
Steffens (860) 263-6535