DOL’s Wage & Workplace Standards Division
Hosts National Young Worker Safety Meeting
For immediate release
May 10, 2007
WETHERSFIELD, May 10 – The Connecticut Department of Labor’s Division of Wage &
Workplace Standards will host a National Young Worker Safety Meeting May 15-16
at the Homewood Suites, Farmington.
two-day event will be attended by employees and officials associated with Wage
and Workplace Standards, Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA), and public
health from Connecticut and the states of Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey,
New York and Rhode Island.
According to Gary K. Pechie, Director of the Agency’s Division of Wage &
Workplace Standards, the two-day meeting will offer a wide range of workshops on
a variety of topics pertaining to keeping young workers safe in the workplace.
event provides neighboring states the opportunity to share new strategies as we
develop programs designed to keep young people safe in the workplace,” Pechie
noted. “The National Young Worker Safety Meeting, held in a different location
along the eastern seaboard each year, provides the chance to discuss current
trends, the issues now facing us, and best practices in the workplace. We will
also compare notes with member states to see what others are doing in terms of
employer education programs and effective enforcement strategies.”
event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. May 15 and from 7:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. on May 16. Workshops being presented at the conference will examine
OSHA’s education series being offered in the vocation and technical schools,
reaching out to young workers with disabilities, effective ways to utilize the
local and national data on teen injuries, and the new advances regarding online
Employees from the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Division of Wage &
Workplace Standards will share their ideas with other states in a workshop
titled Model Practices in Work-Placement Programs.
National Young Worker Safety Meeting is supported by an OSHA Susan B. Harwood
grant to the Young Worker Safety Resource Center, the Connecticut Department of
Labor, and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Contact: Nancy Steffens (860) 263-6535