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.
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.
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.”
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.
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
Nancy Steffens (860)