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OSHA Recordkeeping -OSHA Recordkeeping – This class date is now January 26, 2016, 10 am - 12 noon

At this workshop the 29 CFR 1904 standard will be reviewed and the recent changes to the reporting requirements will be discussed.

Powered Industrial Trucks - February 24, 2016, 10 am – noon

Learn how to meet OSHA’s Powered Industrial Truck Standard. OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910.178 Standard requires formal instruction, practical training, and evaluation of operator performance to be completed and documented. This 2-hour workshop will cover safe work practices, methods of providing formal and practical training, and tools for operator evaluation. Written handout materials will be provided to use in the development of your site-specific training program.   

Introduction to OSHA - March 2, 2016, 10 am - 12 noon

Who OSHA is, what happens after they show up at your door, what they ask for, what they look for, top citations issued, critical Department Head/Supervisor responsibilities, ways to prepare for an OSHA inspection, and resources available to help you. 

Construction Site Safety - March 23, 2016, 10 am - 12 noon

Construction managers, first line supervisors, and construction employees will be provided with an overview of four areas of concern on the construction site. 

Program contents include:

  • Fall protection
  • Scaffolding and ladders
  • Electrical hazards
  • Trenching safety

Each person on the job site should have a clear understanding of the hazards that may exist, the ability to recognize those hazards, and the knowledge to minimize exposure to those recognized hazards through the application of proper safe work procedures.  After attending this class, participants will be able to improve their OSHA compliance and overall site safety.  This would be accomplished through systematic pre-inspection techniques and continued on-site safety training (supervision).   

Work Zone Safety - April 6, 2016, 10 am – 12 noon

Moving vehicles from existing lanes of travel to temporary traffic patterns expose construction employees to life-threatening situations every day. Implementation of a simple Work Zone Safety plan can reduce employee exposure, increase productivity and make work zones safer. Basic guidelines for work zone traffic control and the requirements of Part VI of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) with particular emphasis on short term work sites on roads and streets in rural and small urban areas will be presented.

Breakfast Roundtable Tuesday of every month from 8:15 am to 9:45 am

This discussion group meets the third Tuesday of every month from 8:15 am to 9:45 am.  Pre-registration is required. To be placed on the e-mail distribution list, contact John Able at
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All classes are free and are held at the Connecticut Department of Labor (unless otherwise noted above), 200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109, in Conference Room A. You must bring a photo ID with you on the day of the training or you will not be admitted to the building.

Pre-registration is required.  To register for any of these classes or if you would like information on an occupational safety and/or health event posted on this page, contact Catherine Zinsser,, 860-263-6942.

Last Updated: January 08, 2016

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

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