Knowledge of Crane Safety Examined
At Nov. 17 CONN-OSHA Roundtable Series
For immediate release
November 10, 2009
are typically the largest and most expensive pieces of equipment on any
construction site. Needless to say, an error in a crane’s operation can cause
the loss of thousands of dollars and possibly endanger lives.
To help avoid
accidents, Robert L. Suchenski, Risk Control Manager with St. Paul Traveler’s in
Hartford, will discuss how to operate the machines safely during the monthly
Breakfast Roundtable workshop to be held 8:15 to 9:45 a.m. on Nov. 17.
Sponsored by the
Connecticut Department of Labor’s Division of Occupational Safety
and Health (CONN-OSHA), the workshop will be held at
the Labor Department’s Central Office at 200 Folly Brook Blvd in Wethersfield.
A civil engineer
and construction specialist with expertise in the civil engineering field,
Suchenski is licensed in both Connecticut and New York and has 15 years of
construction work experience with commercial, industrial and residential
projects. Suchenski will also talk about the proper use of outriggers and
cribbing – factors that can greatly impact a crane’s capacity.
“We are very pleased to offer a workshop
that features a certified instructor of the OSHA 500 Standards for the
Construction Industry,” noted CONN-OSHA Safety Training Specialist, John Able,
who is coordinator of the breakfast series. He noted that Suchenski, is also a
Certified Safety Professional in construction safety with responsibilities that
include performing construction and civil engineering field surveys and safety
management audits, and providing technical support and guidance to customers.
this month, Able noted, will be the discussion portion of the program. Time
permitting, each person taking part can submit a question for discussion and
everyone in the room will be invited to share his or her opinion regarding the
Admission to the roundtable is free, but
pre-registration is required. To register for the breakfast roundtable or for
additional information, please contact Able at (860) 263-6902, or via email at
Media Contact: Nancy Steffens (860)