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At July 21 CONN-OSHA Roundtable Meeting
For immediate release
July 9, 2009
WETHERSFIELD, Recent revisions by the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to its 2008 Safety and Health Requirements
Manual – the document that establishes safety guidelines for certified
personnel and contractors working in construction, maintenance, research and
development – will be detailed during a July 21 Breakfast Roundtable Discussion
Group meeting being sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Division
of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA).
Titled A Safety and Health
Requirements Manual that Covers Everything, the session will run from 10
a.m. until noon in
the agency’s Wethersfield Central
Office, located at 200 Folly Brook Boulevard.
CONN-OSHA Safety Training Specialist John Able, the roundtable event is designed
to improve and enhance safety and health in the workplace. According to Able,
the updated manual is a tool that can be used to help ensure the safe
performance of any construction and maintenance tasks.
“The manual focuses
on improving safety and efficiency by providing guidelines that
are clearer, more concise and user-friendly,” Able notes. “We will be
highlighting for how this annual can make a difference in terms of safety
practices that both general industry and construction employers will want to
employ.” Able will also show attendees how to locate a downloadable PDF version
on the Internet.
Also continuing this month will be
the discussion portion of the roundtable program. Time permitting, each person
taking part can submit a question for discussion and those in the room will be
invited to share their opinion regarding the issue.
Admission to the roundtable is free, but pre-registration is required. To
register, or for additional information, please contact Able at (860) 263-6902,
or via email to
Media Contact: Nancy Steffens (860) 263-6535