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Tuesday, September 16, 2003
Contact: Ted Fitzgerald
Phone: (617) 565-2074


Attention: Business News / Calendar Editors
OSHA Small Business Outreach Seminars on Machine Guarding
To Be Offered In October At Six Upstate New York Locations

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Helping small Upstate New York employers ensure the safety of their employees using machinery 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 topic of machine guarding, is being offered at six different locations during October as follows:


  October 2, 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

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

  October 16, 2003 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Genesee Community College, Batavia, NY
SUNY Brockport MetroCenter, Rochester, NY


"Inadequate machine guarding can result in severe mangling or crushing injuries or even death. That's why OSHA routinely focuses on machine guarding during workplace inspections and prioritizes inspections involving mechanical power presses," said Art Dube, OSHA's Buffalo area director, who noted that crushing hazards are one of the four leading causes of workplace injuries and deaths in the United States. "Employers and workers need to know the basics when it comes to guarding moving machine parts against employee contact. This seminar will show small business owners how to identify workplace hazards and determine if they have adequate machine guarding."

The session is part of the OSHA Small Business Seminar Series covering a variety of 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 October seminars, or to obtain more information, contact the Buffalo OSHA Area Office at 716-684-3891.

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.

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