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How’s Your Driving? May 22 CONN-OSHA Seminar Examines Safe Driving Practices
Learn to identify your bad habits and correct them


For immediate release
April 24, 2008

WETHERSFIELD, Have a bad habit of failing to come to a complete halt and rolling through stops signs, do you?  Still talking on your cell phone when you’re behind the wheel – despite the state law that makes it illegal to do so? How about eating while you’re driving? Are you guilty of doing that, too?

Most drivers tend to pick up bad habits over time – and try as you might – those habits are hard to break. 

A May 22 “Safe Driving – Get There Safely” workshop being sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA), can be useful for everyone, especially those who employ drivers, by taking a close-up look at these and other driving missteps.

Being held at the agency’s Central Office, the workshop, according to State Labor Commissioner Patricia H. Mayfield, will offer attendees advice and tips designed to help. “Statistics compiled by the U.S Department of Labor show that work-related vehicle crashes are the leading cause of occupational fatalities,” she explains. “More than 1,300 deaths per year occurred between 1992 and 2002, while in 2000, work-related crashes accounted for 23 percent of all occupational deaths.”

Connecticut employers, however, can help by developing and fostering what she calls “a professional and safe driving culture.” 

“All of us tend to get rusty over time, so updates such as our Safe Driving – Get There Safely course are helpful,” explains Able CONN-OSHA Safety Training Specialist, who coordinates the workshop series. “I think you’ll find it I enjoyable and well as informative.”

Admission is free, but pre-registration is required. To register, or for additional information, please contact Able by email at able.john@dol.gov or call him at (860) 263-6902.

Media Contact: Nancy Steffens  (860) 263-6535


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