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.
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.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org by email.
Chamber of Commerce’s offices are located at 333 Kennedy Drive in Torrington.
Nancy Steffens (860) 263-6535