High Voltage Electrical Safety Is Topic Of
CONN-OSHA Breakfast Roundtable Group
For immediate release
August 15, 2008
dangers of working with high voltage electricity will be the topic at the Aug.
19 Breakfast Roundtable Discussion meeting being sponsored by the Connecticut
Department of Labor’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA).
Roundtable Discussion Group will meet from 8:15 to 9:45 a.m. in Conference Rooms
A and B of the agency's Central Office, 200 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield.
Milo Ozkan of
Northeast Utilities, a safety and heath administrator and certified industrial
hygienist with N.U.’s Connecticut Light and Power Western Division will head the
Ozkan will explain
how electricity works, and detail tasks that should or should not be done when
working near power lines. He will also conduct a visual demonstration of several
items that would not typically be considered conductors of electricity, but most
According to John
Able, CONN-OSHA Safety Training Specialist who coordinates the breakfast series,
Ozkan has held his current position with Northeast Utilities since 2002, and was
previously an industrial hygienist with the company. Prior to joining N.U., he
was employed by the Connecticut Department of Labor as an Occupational Health
”Our guest speaker
will talk about the so-called ‘touch and step potential’ when working around
electricity, and will outline caution issues when working near power lines,
especially during a storm/accident-downed wire situation,” Able noted.
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 participants will be invited to share their opinion regarding the
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