Region 2 News Release: 06-1866-NEW/BOS 2006-302
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Contact: Ted Fitzgerald
Phone: (617) 565-2074
TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Long Island Power Authority, AGMAUSA and North Fork Spanish Apostolate will present a free, course in Spanish on construction safety and health on Sunday, Oct. 29. The course will run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., at St. John the Evangelist Church (Iglesia San Juan El Evangelista), Roanoke Ave. and Fifth St. in Riverhead, N.Y.
The course will help Hispanic workers identify and prevent common workplace hazards. It will include instruction about fall protection, excavation safety, electrical hazards, scaffolds, ladders, hand and power tools, hazard communication, industrial hygiene and fire protection. Workers will learn about their right to a safe and healthful workplace and how to contact OSHA.
Representatives from Werner Bread Products of Long Island, the Metro Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers and Orange and Rockland Utilities will also participate and provide assistance with the training.
The emphasis will be on hands-on training. Workers will handle equipment and tools as they learn correct methods of working safely. A presentation by Orange and Rockland Utilities will cover hazards of overhead power lines, with a live simulation of what happens when the human body comes in contact with an energized line. A miniature tubular welded scaffold will be used for training in scaffold safety.
Register by calling the North Fork Spanish Apostolate at (631) 369-4601. Breakfast and lunch will be served.
|Event:||Free Course in Spanish on Construction Safety and Health|
|Date and time:||Sunday, Oct. 29 - 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST|
|Location:||St. John the Evangelist Church (Iglesia San Juan El Evangelista), Roanoke Ave. & Fifth St., Riverhead, N.Y.|
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. OSHA's role is to assure the safety and health of America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.
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