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Region 1 BOS 2003-075
April 24, 2003
Contact: Ted Fitzgerald
Phone: (617) 565-2074


OSHA to Present Free Fall Protection Seminar for Southwestern
Connecticut Employers in Bridgeport on Tues., May 20

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- As part of its efforts to help employers and workers in Fairfield, New Haven and Middlesex counties prevent potentially fatal fall hazards, the U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a free seminar on fall hazards and fall protection at the Bridgeport Public Library's North Branch and Community Center, 3455 Madison Ave., on Tues., May 20, 2003, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Attendees will receive detailed information on identifying fall hazards, OSHA fall protection requirements and sources of assistance in complying with OSHA standards. Seating is limited to 40 and participants are asked to contact Leona May, the Bridgeport office's compliance assistance specialist at 203-579-5581 to reserve space.

Robert Kowalski, OSHA's area director, said the seminar is prompted in part by an upswing in falls and fall hazards violations found in his office's inspections in the three county area. He noted that the seminar is particularly directed toward assisting smaller employers whose workers are exposed to fall hazards in the course of their duties.

"Smaller employers, whether in construction or general industry, are not always aware of the fall hazards present in their workplaces or the OSHA standards which apply to them," said Kowalski. "This seminar will provide them with tools - in the form of knowledge, information and available resources - they can use to identify and prevent fall hazards before they injure or kill their workers."

Jobs covered by OSHA's fall protection standards include construction, steel erection, roofing, painting, carpentry, sandblasting, cable television installation, landscaping, tree-trimming and any other job requiring employees to work on scaffolding, ladders, elevated work platforms, open-sided floors, bridges and aerial lifts.

WHAT: Free OSHA Fall Protection Seminar
WHEN: Tues., May 20, 2002 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: North Branch Library & Community Center - 3455 Madison Ave. - Bridgeport
CONTACT: Leona May, OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist @ 203-579-5581.

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



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