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Emergency Planning Techniques Topic of August 18 CONN-OSHA Breakfast Roundtable

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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? 

Ed 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. 

“The 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 fields.” 

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

The 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

200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109 / Phone: 860-263-6000

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