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June 3 CONN-OSHA Seminar Addresses Powered Industrial (Fork) Truck Operation
Seminar will be held at Connecticut Department of Labor’s Wethersfield Central Office

For immediate release
May 6, 2008

WETHERSFIELD, Driving a powered industrial truck isn’t as simple as climbing in behind the steering wheel, turning the key and shifting the vehicle into gear. 

Indeed, there’s a good deal more involved.  Forklift operators must meet the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Powered Industrial Truck Standard – a standard which includes formal instruction, practical training, and a requirement to be periodically graded by certified trainers who can evaluate operator performance.  

The Connecticut Department of Labor’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA) is offering a seminar, Powered Industrial (Fork) Truck Operation, on June 3 for operators of powered industrial trucks which will address every training requirement.

The session, which will run from 10 a.m. to noon, will be held Conference Room A of the agency's Central Office, located at 200 Folly Brook Boulevard in Wethersfield.  

“There are always hazards associated with operating any type of equipment,” explains John Able, CONN-OSHA Occupational Safety Training Specialist, who is coordinating the program. “So, it’s best to be aware of all the latest training information and know all the requirements, including any updates or new information as it may pertain to your health and safety while you are operating this type of vehicle.  That’s what we’re trying to accomplish with our seminar, and we welcome your participation.”

Admission to the seminar is free, but pre-registration for the seminar is required. To register for the session, or for additional information, please contact John Able at (860) 263-6902, or via email to

Media Contact: Nancy Steffens  (860) 263-6535

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

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