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Sept. 11 CONN-OSHA Session Addresses Construction Site Precautions and Safety

For immediate release
September 4, 2008

WETHERSFIELD - Recognizing possible hazards that can cause job injuries, properly preparing the work site, and taking adequate safety precautions are basic requirements for every construction worker.

These critical concepts and other construction site safety issues will form the basis of a morning session titled “Construction Site Safety” being offered by the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA) on Thursday, Sept. 11.

Taking place at the Labor Department’s Wethersfield Central Office, 200 Folly Brook Boulevard, the session will run from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

“Knowing how to properly protect yourself and realizing what to watch out for in any of these types of jobs can literally mean the difference between life and death,” notes John Able, CONN-OSHA Occupational Safety Training Specialist and Certified Safety Professional, who will conduct the class.

“Each person should have a clear understanding of the hazards that may exist on the job and that is what we will discuss in this class,” he explains. “Attendees will gain insight on how to better recognize these hazards, and the knowledge to minimize their exposure through the application of proper safe work procedures.”

According to Able, the class will look at OSHA requirements for fall protection, address scaffolding and ladders, examine electrical hazards, and take an in-depth look at trenching safety.

Adequate time for questions will be allotted. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required. 
To register, or for additional information, please contact John Able by email at or call him at (860) 263-6902.

Media Contact: Nancy Steffens  (860) 263-6535

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

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