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Region 2 News Release:     BOS 2003-040
Friday, February 28, 2003
Contact: John M. Chavez
Phone: (617) 565-2075


Attention: Business News/Calendar Editors
OSHA Small Business Outreach Seminars On Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans & Fire Prevention Plans
To Be Offered In March At Six Upstate New York Locations


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Helping small Upstate New York employers ensure the safety of their employees in an emergency is the goal of seminars being offered by the Buffalo office of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in conjunction with area organizations and colleges.

The same seminar, on the topics of exit routes, emergency action plans and fire prevention plans, is being offered at six different locations during March as follows:


  March 6, 2003 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Erie Community College South Campus, Orchard Park, NY
NCCC Corporate Training Center, Lockport, NY

  March 13, 2003 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Jamestown Community College, Jamestown, NY
Jamestown Community College, Olean, NY

  March 20, 2003 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Genesee Community College, Batavia, NY
SUNY Brockport MetroCenter, Rochester, NY


"Pre-planning for emergencies can mean the difference between life and death," said Art Dube, OSHA's Buffalo area director. "This seminar will explain how to prepare for workplace emergencies and what emergency plans a small business owner needs to have."

The session is part of the OSHA Small Business Seminar Series covering a variety topics that the federal agency will offer this year to assist small Upstate New York employers in complying with workplace safety and health standards.

To register for one of the March seminars, and to obtain more information, contact Gordon DeLeys at the Buffalo OSHA Area Office at 716-684-3891, Ext. 244 or via e-mail at gordon.deleys@osha.gov.

Co-sponsors with OSHA are: the New York State Department of Labor On-site Consultation Service, the OSHA Education Center at Niagara County Community College's Corporate Training Center, Jamestown Community College, the Jamestown Small Business Development Center, the Manufacturing Association of the Greater Jamestown Area, Erie Community College Department of Workforce Development, the Niagara Community College Small Business Development Center and the SUNY College at Buffalo State Small Business Development Center, the Greater Olean Chamber of Commerce, SUNY College at Brockport Small Business Development Center, Genesee Community College, Genesee County Chamber of Commerce, the Rochester Business Alliance and the National Safety Council.


The information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: (617) 565-2072. TDD (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) Message Referral Phone: 800-347-8029.



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