Region 5 News Release: V-143
February 28, 2002
Contact: Nancy Quick
Phone: (630) 896-8700
Annual Safety And Health Forum For Residential Construction
Forum Scheduled For March 13 In Hoffman Estates, Ill.
CHICAGO -- A special forum on safety and health in residential construction will be held at Poplar Creek Country Club in Hoffman Estates, Ill., on Wednesday, March 13.
The forum is co-sponsored by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) area offices in Aurora, Chicago North, and Calumet City and the Residential Construction Employers Council (RCEC) in Oak Brook.
OSHA representatives will review safety issues in 2001, discuss OSHA's focus for 2002, discuss the top ten safety violations in residential construction, and provide an overview of the new recordkeeping and reporting standards. After the general session, there will be two training sessions on exterior and interior fall protection and foundation hazards. A question and answer session will follow each presentation.
"This conference is a great opportunity to help employers protect their workers from the dangers of working on scaffolds, ladders, stairways, and hazardous excavations," said Michael G. Connors, OSHA regional administrator in Chicago.
The forum will be held at the Poplar Creek Country Club from 3:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The fee is $55 for Residential Construction Employers Council members and $80 for non-members, which includes refreshments. To register, contact the Residential Construction Employers Council at (630) 990-3536. Advance registration is recommended. An additional $10 fee will be charged for registration at the forum.
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