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CONN-OSHA Offers Oct. 29 Seminar On Safe Industrial Truck Operation

For immediate release
October 6, 2009

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

Operators of these “fork” trucks,” as they are commonly known, must meet the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Powered Industrial Truck Standard. This includes formal instruction and periodic testing by certified trainers who can evaluate a driver’s performance.

Those operating a powered industrial truck will be able to ensure they have addressed every detail of these training requirements by attending an Oct. 29 “Powered Industrial Truck (Fork Truck)” seminar sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Labor's Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA).

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

“There are always hazards associated with operating any type of equipment and this seminar is geared toward helping participants work safer by becoming better aware of the latest training information and requirements,” noted CONN-OSHA Occupational Safety Training Specialist John Able who is coordinating the program.

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

 Media Contact: Nancy Steffens  (860) 263-6535

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

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