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John Able of CONN-OSHA Is Guest Speaker at September 10 Northwest Chamber of Commerce

For immediate release
August 21, 2009

WETHERSFIELD – John Able from Connecticut Department of Labor’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA) will explain the ”Lockout/Tagout” procedure for servicing and maintaining machinery during a Sept. 10 lunch and lecture to take place at the Northwest Chamber of Commerce’s Torrington offices.

Able, an Occupational Safety Training Specialist, will detail the process that is intended to prevent the accidental release of hazardous energy when machines are being maintained. Sponsored by the Saint Francis Care Center for Occupational Health, the lunch and lecture will begin with registration at 12:30 p.m., while the program itself will run from 1 to 3 p.m.

“Understanding the OSHA Standard for the Control of Hazardous Energy is a must for anyone doing this type of work,” Able explains. “The specific measures we will be talking about involve a variety of energies, each of which can be released during servicing and maintenance activities, including electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, thermal and other energy sources.”

According to Able, every employer is required by law to develop, implement and enforce an energy control program, and inspect the energy control procedures at least annually. His topic is designed to help employers meet this regulation and keep employees and the workplace safe. 

Fee for the Sept 10 Lockout/Tagout lunch and lecture is $10. To register, please contact Jeanine Thibault at the Northwest Chamber of Commerce at (860) 482-3467 by phone; (860) 482-3867 by fax; or at jthibaul@stfranciscare.org by email.

The Northwest Chamber of Commerce’s offices are located at 333 Kennedy Drive in Torrington. 

Media Contact: Nancy Steffens  (860) 263-6535


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