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  TRAINING UPDATE: CONN-OSHA Training has gone virtual!  

During this COVID-19 restrictive time, CONN-OSHA training events will now be provided using the live video-based platform, Zoom.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Welcome to the Burn, Dealing with Summer Heat
Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 9 am - 10 am

This one hour session will allow you to understand and prepare for working with summer heat. We will discuss heat and sun injuries and their first aid measures, tools for planning work in the heat and sun, and how to manage and monitor workers during activities in the heat and sun.

This class will be presented by David Brown, Senior Site Safety Manager for Dimeo Construction Providence, RI. Dave has 15 years construction experience, and 5 years offshore as an oil field safety manager and medic. He retired after 20 years as a US Army Special Forces Medic. Nationally Registered as a Paramedic and a AHA First Aid & CPR Instructor.

To register, go to: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYrd-uhqzIvGtNGiKeZwzDJr1vvNOdhOV7o 

 
Powered Industrial Trucks (Fork Trucks)
Tuesday, June 1, 2021, 9 am - 10 am

With more than one million forklifts operating in the U.S. today, safe operations and effective operator training are top priorities. This workshop introduces participants to OSHA’s Powered Industrial Truck standard. This session will help attendees develop an industrial truck training program, and pedestrian safety will also be discussed.

Pre-registration is required; here is the Zoom link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUuc-GurD8qG9bnxnQJgPfX2uXKqf3DXLOZ
 
Trenching & Excavation Safety
Thursday, June 17, 2021, 9 am - 10 am

Studies show that excavation work is one of the most hazardous types of work done in the construction industry. Injuries from excavation work tend to be of a very serious nature and often result in fatalities. The primary concern in excavation-related work is a cave-in. Cave-ins are much more likely to be fatal to the employees involved than other construction-related accidents. This workshop will provide an overview of 29 CFR 1926.650 -652 Excavations, including the role of the competent person.

Pre-registration is required; here is the Zoom link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUkduGtqz4iHdP5INwEh7AiSF7It3SNye40
 
Introduction to OSHA
Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 9 am - 10 am

This class helps business owners gain an understanding of OSHA operations and how to prevent workplace injuries. Includes OSHA background, standards, the inspection process, implementing a safety & health program, and available assistance.

Pre-registration is required; Zoom link will be available approximately 6 weeks prior to the event.
 
Noise and Hearing Protection
Tuesday, August 3, 2021, 9 am - 10 am

The class will review OSHA standards for occupational noise exposure, including hearing conservation programs; types of noise; and what hearing protection works best in certain situations.

Pre-registration is required; Zoom link will be available approximately 6 weeks prior to the event.
 
Breakfast Roundtable
3rd Tuesday of the Month

These meetings cover subjects ranging from evacuation plans and fire extinguishers to air quality and ergonomics. The intent of these free 90-minute workshops is to discuss safety and health issues in a supportive and informal environment. The roundtable meetings are held from 8:15 am to 9:45 on the third Tuesday of the month.

For all the info go here.

If you would like to receive the CONN-OSHA Quarterly E-Newsletter 4 times per year, and the Breakfast Roundtable notification once per month, email John Able at John.able@ct.gov to be placed on the e-mail distribution list.

If you would like information on an occupational safety and/or health event posted on this page, contact Catherine Zinsser, catherine.zinsser@ct.gov.

If you are not familiar with Zoom technology, we recommend that you watch this “How to Join a Zoom Meeting” video:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/hIkCmbvAHQQ?rel=0&autoplay=1&cc_load_policy=1

The ZOOM Help Center https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us is also available to learn more about using this platform prior to CONN-OSHA events.

 


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