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March 11 CONN-OSHA Workshop Addresses Construction Site Safety

For immediate release
February 10, 2009

WETHERSFIELD - Proper preparation and taking adequate safety precautions are the basic safety requirements for every construction worker. Recognizing possible hazards that can hinder a job will be explored at a March 11 “Construction Site Safety” workshop offered by the state Labor Department’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA).

The workshop takes place from 9 a.m. to noon at the Labor Department’s Wethersfield Central Office, 200 Folly Brook Boulevard.

“Knowing how to properly protect yourself and realizing what to look out when working in this profession 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.

“The goal is to give each person a clear understanding of the hazards that may exist on the job, along with the ability to recognize the dangers,” Able noted. “We will also focus on the knowledge needed to minimize exposure to risky situations through the application of proper safe work procedures.”

As part of the workshop, participants will look at OSHA requirements for fall protection, addressing scaffolding and ladders, examine electrical hazards, and take an in-depth look at trenching safety. Upon completion of this class, participants will gain knowledge to help them 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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