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December 21 CONN-OSHA Seminar Offers Advice For Halting Spread of Infectious Diseases

For immediate release
December 9, 2010

WETHERSFIELD - Attendees of a December 21 Breakfast Roundtable Discussion Group meeting being sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA) will take a close-up look at the issue of infectious disease and the various cleaning and disinfection strategies currently available to reduce the spread of healthcare-acquired infections. 

The workshop will be held 8:15 to 9:45 a.m. December 21 at the agency’s main office, 200 Folly Brook Boulevard, in Wethersfield. Guest speakers with extensive knowledge regarding best practices and safety habits include Chris Butler, founder and president of Butler MRI Cleaning Services of Leicester, MA, and Mark Hart, director of business development at the company. 

“Mr. Butler brings with him more than 20 years of medical industry experience safely cleaning and disinfecting MRICT and PETCT imaging suites,” explains CONN-OSHA Safety Training Specialist John Able, who is also the roundtable program coordinator. “He employers reduce risks in their own business. He also has extensive knowledge of the many local, state and federal safety rules and regulations related to health and safety.” 

In addition to his experience at the company, Hart is a Navy veteran where he served as a trainer in search, rescue, lifesaving and firefighting techniques and learned the value of the ‘safe habits redundancy’ training that the cleaning company currently uses. He has also designed customer education programs to increase proper use of safety methods.

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 everyone in the room will be invited to share their opinion regarding the issue.  

Admission to the roundtable is free, but pre-registration is required. To register for the breakfast roundtable 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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