Construction Site Safety Outlined During Dec.
18 CONN-OSHA Session
For immediate release
December 3, 2009
Knowing the possible hazards that can cause injuries, properly preparing, and
taking adequate safety precautions are basic requirements for every construction
The critical concepts of fall protection, scaffolding and ladders, electrical
hazards and trenching safety also form the basis of a session titled
“Construction Site Safety” being offered by the Connecticut Department of
Labor’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA). The workshop
will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Dec. 18 at the Labor Department’s
Wethersfield office, 200 Folly Brook Boulevard.
“Knowing how to properly protect yourself and realizing what to look out for in
any of these types of jobs can literally mean the difference between life and
death,” notes CONN-OSHA Occupational Safety Training Specialist and Certified
Safety Professional John Able, who will conduct the class.
“Safety on the job requires that each person have a clear understanding of the
hazards that may exist on the job, as well as the ability to recognize these
hazards,” he explains. “The goal is to provide knowledge that can minimize
dangers through the application of proper safe work procedures. We’ll be looking
at OSHA requirements for fall protection, addressing scaffolding and ladders,
examining electrical hazards, and taking an in-depth look at trenching safety.
Upon completion of this class, participants will be able to improve their OSHA
compliance and overall site 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
firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at (860)
Nancy Steffens (860)