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What You Don’t See Could Hurt You is Sept. 15 CONN-OSHA Breakfast Roundtable Topic
Electrical safety’s best practices will be addressed

For immediate release
September 1, 2009

WETHERSFIELD,  Those involved in electrical work or non-professional do-it-yourselfers will tell you: working with electricity can be dangerous.

Milo Ozkan, a safety and health program administrator and certified industrial hygienist with Northeast Utilities/Connecticut Light & Power will address the subject during a Sept. 15 Breakfast Roundtable Discussion meeting sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA).

Titled “Electrical Safety Best Practices – What You Don’t See Could Hurt You,” the session will take place from
10 a.m. until noon in the agency’s Wethersfield Central Office, 200 Folly Brook Boulevard.

“Whether you work with electricity on a daily or as-needed basis, this is an important matter to be aware of,” notes CONN-OSHA Safety Training Specialist John Able, who coordinates the monthly breakfast series.  

“CONN-OSHA and CL&P are committed to educating people in the community about electrical safety, and as part of this partnership, our guest speaker will bring the CL&P ‘Spark Box,’ to provide an electrical safety demonstration.” According to Able, this tool allows the company to demonstrate the importance of handling electricity properly. He noted that Ozkan will also talk about CL&P’s ‘Electrical Hazards Safety’ initiative that details electrical safety best practices for emergency workers and contractors. In addition, he will show a video produced by the company, Your Safety On the Line, and copies will be available to attendees.

Also continuing this month, Able notes, will be the discussion portion of the program. Time permitting, each person taking part will be asked to submit a question for discussion and the audience 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 able.john@dol.gov.

Media Contact: Nancy Steffens  (860) 263-6535


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