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March 11 CONN-OSHA Session Addresses Construction Site Safety

For immediate release
February 11, 2010

WETHERSFIELD - Critical concepts and other construction site safety issues form the basis of a March 25 session titled “Construction Site Safety” being offered by the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA).

Taking place at the Labor Department’s Wethersfield Central Office, located at 200 Folly Brook Boulevard, the session will run from 10 a.m. to noon.

“Knowing how to properly protect yourself and knowing what to look out for as a construction worker can literally mean the difference between life and death,” explains John Able, CONN-OSHA Occupational Safety Training Specialist and Certified Safety Professional, who will conduct the class.

“You must have a clear understanding of the hazards that may exist on the job and that is what we will be discussing in this class,” he said. “People must be able to recognize these hazards, and know how to minimize their exposure through the application of proper work safety  procedures. We’ll be looking at OSHA requirements for fall protection, addressing scaffolding and ladder safety, examining electrical hazards, and taking an in-depth look at trenching safety. Upon completion of this class, participants will be able to improve their OSHA compliance and overall site safety.”

Adequate time for questions will be allotted. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required. 
To register, or for additional information, please contact John Able by email at or call him at (860) 263-6902.

Media Contact: Nancy Steffens  (860) 263-6535

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

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