Emergency Planning Techniques Topic of August 18 CONN-OSHA Breakfast
For immediate release
August 12, 2009
WETHERSFIELD -- How prepared are the employees in your organization should they
need to react quickly in the event of an onsite emergency? Have you developed
and thoroughly prepared and practiced a disaster readiness plan if your company
or business needs to evacuate?
Goldberg and Catherine Chatfield, president and program director, respectively,
of the Connecticut Chapter of the Association of Contingency Planners (ACP) will
tackle these questions during an Aug. 18 Breakfast Roundtable Discussion meeting
sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Division of Occupational
Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA). The meeting will be held 8:15 to 9:45 a.m. in the
Labor Department’s Wethersfield office, 200 Folly Brook Blvd.
According to John Able, CONN-OSHA Occupational Safety Training Specialist who
coordinates the breakfast seminar series, the Connecticut Chapter of the
Association of Contingency Planners was
chartered in 1984 to service Connecticut, western Massachusetts and southern
Rhode Island to help promote the exchange of information and experiences in the
field of emergency and disaster planning.
group’s membership includes a good cross-section of firms that are
world-renowned and regional in scope,” Able notes. “This experienced group of
business continuity professionals also provides a great environment in which to
exchange ideas and set trends in the emergency response and disaster recovery
Recognized for having the largest growth of any statewide ACP chapter in this
country, the Connecticut organization was in 2006 honored by ACP International
and named the recipient of the prestigious Eagle Award.
Also continuing this
month, Able added, will be the discussion portion of the program. Time
permitting, each person taking part in the roundtable will be asked to submit a
question for discussion and everyone 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 at
safety and health of any company can sometimes be an overlooked priority. The
intent of these free 90-minute workshops is to discuss safety and health issues
in a supportive and informal environment. Roundtable meetings are held the third
Tuesday morning of each month.
Media Contact: Nancy Steffens (860) 263-6535