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CONN-OSHA Dec. 16 Breakfast Roundtable Details Safety Success of Uncasville Company

For immediate release
December 10, 2008

WETHERSFIELD, John Deveau, Safety Manager with Smurfit-Stone Container Enterprises of Uncasville, will outline the companyís philosophy of employee involvement and how it has brought increased productivity and greater safety and health success to the local paper mill.    

The Dec.16 Breakfast Roundtable Discussion group meeting, sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Laborís Division of Occupational Safety, will be held 8:15 to 9:45 a.m. at the Labor Departmentís Central Office, 200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield. 

Deveau, who holds a number of National Association of Safety Professionals training certifications, will provide an overview of his companyís operations and explain how the company, founded in 1998, has established itself as a leader in its field. Employees at the Uncasville facility produce a 10-ton reel of paper approximately every 30 minutes, translating into approximately 450 tons per day of 100 percent recycled corrugating medium.  

A nationally-certified SHARP company, Smurfit -Stone Container Enterprise has also twice earned the Connecticut Workersí Compensation Commissionís Safety Award. SHARP, which is the national Safety and Health Recognition Program, is the highest honor presented by the U.S Department of Labor and the Connecticut Department of Laborís CONN-OSHA Division to small employers for workplace safety excellence.

CONN-OSHA Training Officer John Able, who coordinates the breakfast series, notes that time permitting, the roundtable portion of the morning will provide opportunities for each attendee to submit a question and everyone will be invited to share their opinions 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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