CONN-OSHA Workshop Examines Issue of
Workplace Violence Awareness
For immediate release
December 16, 2008
issue of workplace violence, unfortunately, has become part of today’s world of
work. Learning how to recognize the warning signs and easing the friction that
can lead to a problem, however, often makes an important difference in the
health and safety of any workplace.
A Jan. 6 workshop
sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Division of Occupational
Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA) is designed to provide employees and employers
with tips on recognizing the danger signals and strategies to help keep a
situation from escalating to a more serious level.
three-hour interactive session workshop is open to every employer in this state.
It will be held from 9 a.m. until noon at the Labor Department’s Central Office,
located at 200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield.
common misconceptions, fatalities are not involved in most instances of
workplace violence,” explains CONN-OSHA Training
Officer John Able. “But, even incidents without assaults or physical
injuries can devastate a person’s sense of security that was once felt at a
place of employment. This workshop is designed to make individuals more aware of
the issues related to workplace violence and to provide people with the tools to
help better manage, defuse and prevent these types of incidents.”
To register for the workshop, or for additional
information, please contact John Able at
(860) 263-6902 or by email at
Media Contact: Nancy Steffens (860) 263-6535