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Construction Site Safety Outlined During Dec. 18 CONN-OSHA Session

For immediate release
December 3, 2009

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

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 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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