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DOL’s CONN-OSHA Offers Energy Control (Lockout/Tagout) Safety Class on February 9

For immediate release
January 14, 2010

WETHERSFIELD - Nothing can kill or injure someone more quickly than electricity or charged equipment. When a worker reaches for a power line or puts an arm inside a piece of heavy machinery, he or she acts in good faith that all hazardous energy has been locked out from the work zone.

The CONN-OSHA class, Lockout/Tagout: Understanding and Implementing the Control of Hazardous Energy, will address safety precautions to help prevent such accidents from happening.  The training will take place in the agency’s Wethersfield headquarters located at 200 Folly Brook Boulevard on Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon,

Participants will learn best practices and review safety techniques – including required measures to guard against an unexpected re-energization or startup of machinery and equipment.

“Participants will learn best practices to ensure that all potentially hazardous energy sources remain isolated and unable to accidentally re-energize,” noted CONN-OSHA Safety Training Specialist John Able. ”We will be looking at what is known as ‘zero energy’ state and the challenges of performing required job tasks efficiently and safely.”

There is no admission fee for the Lockout/Tagout class, although pre-registration is required. To register for the program, or for additional information, please contact Able at (860) 263-6902, or via email at

Media Contact: Nancy Steffens (860) 263-6535

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

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