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OSHA Training Institute Education Center Featured at May 20 Roundtable Event

For immediate release
May 14, 2008

WETHERSFIELD, Diane Malachowski of the OSHA Training Institute Education Center (OTIEC) will be the guest speaker at a May 20 Breakfast Roundtable Discussion meeting sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA). The meeting will be held from 8:15 to 9:45 a.m. in Conference Rooms A and B of the Labor Department’s Central Office, 200 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield. 

Malachowski, manager of the Education Center, will discuss the unique features and benefits of a cooperative training initiative existing between Keene State College in New Hampshire --the OTIEC ‘s New England headquarters – and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration.  

“Breakfast roundtable attendees are invited to stop by for breakfast and learn more about the OTIEC and the benefits it can offer the workplace,” explains CONN-OSHA Safety Training Specialist John Able, who coordinates the breakfast series. “Since 1994, Keene State College’s OTIEC -- which covers the six New England states or Region 1 as they are collectively known -- has been the sole source of outreach training courses and short term technical safety and health programs in our area.”  

Able notes that particular interest to attendees will be information on the OTIEC’s college safety and health specialist certificate programs in fields of general industry, construction, Industrial health and the soon-to-be unveiled healthcare. “Diane will also provide details on how to qualify for OSHA outreach training credentials offered by the OTIEC that allow anyone possessing them to teach 10- and 30-hour outreach classes,” Able added. “This dynamic relationship between OSHA and the OTIEC is something that every business can benefit from.”

Also continuing this month will be the discussion portion of the program. Time permitting, each person taking part can submit a question for discussion and attendees are  invited to share their opinions regarding the issue.  Admission to the roundtable is free, but pre-registration is required. To register, or for additional information, please contact Able at (860) 263-6902, or via email at able.john@dol.gov.

Media Contact: Nancy Steffens  (860) 263-6535


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