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CONN-OSHA Workshop Examines Issue of Workplace Violence Awareness

For immediate release
December 16, 2008

WETHERSFIELD, The issue of workplace violence, unfortunately, has become part of today’s world of work. Learning how to recognize the warning signs and easing the friction that can lead to a problem, however, often makes an important difference in the health and safety of any workplace.  

A Jan. 6 workshop sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA) is designed to provide employees and employers with tips on recognizing the danger signals and strategies to help keep a situation from escalating to a more serious level.  

The free, three-hour interactive session workshop is open to every employer in this state. It will be held from 9 a.m. until noon at the Labor Department’s Central Office, located at 200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield.

 “Contrary to common misconceptions, fatalities are not involved in most instances of workplace violence,” explains CONN-OSHA Training Officer John Able. “But, even incidents without assaults or physical injuries can devastate a person’s sense of security that was once felt at a place of employment. This workshop is designed to make individuals more aware of the issues related to workplace violence and to provide people with the tools to help better manage, defuse and prevent these types of incidents.”

To register for the workshop, or for additional information, please contact John Able at (860) 263-6902 or by email at

Media Contact: Nancy Steffens  (860) 263-6535

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

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