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CONN-OSHA Offers Machinery Lockout/Tagout Safety Class February 24

For immediate release
February 3, 2009

WETHERSFIELD -- The Connecticut Department of Labor’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA) will offer a “Lockout/Tagout” safety class regarding safe procedures when starting up machinery and equipment from 10 a.m. to noon on Feb. 24. The session will take place in the agency’s Central Office located at 200 Folly Brook Boulevard, in Wethersfield.

Being aware of the proper practices required to safeguard employees from an unexpected startup, or “re-energization” of machinery is a necessity
for any worker involved in equipment operation or repairs.

“OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.147, as it is officially called, requires that all potentially hazardous energy sources be isolated and prevented from accidental re-energization,” noted CONN-OSHA Safety Training Specialist John Able, who is coordinating the program. “During this two-hour session, we will discuss protocols that have been developed to protect workers who service, repair and conduct related equipment tasks, and will also offer tips and advice to enable them to achieve the desired quality control and production goals.”

There is no admission fee to attend the “Understanding and Implementing Energy Control (Lockout/Tagout)” safety class, although pre-registration is required. To register for the program or for additional information, please contact 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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