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Region 2 BOS 2003-273
Friday, October 10, 2003
Contact: Ted Fitzgerald
Phone: (617) 565-2074


Attention: Business News / Calendar Editors
OSHA Small Business Outreach Seminars on Lockout/Tagout
To Be Offered In November At Six Upstate New York Locations

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Helping small Upstate New York employers protect their workers against the unexpected startup of equipment and controlling hazardous energy sources are the goals 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 lockout/tagout is being offered at six different locations during November as follows:


November 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
November 13, 2003 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Jamestown Community College, Jamestown, NY
Jamestown Community College, Olean, NY**
November 20, 2003 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Genesee Community College, Batavia, NY
SUNY Brockport MetroCenter, Rochester, NY*

"The unexpected startup of machinery or other powered equipment can be extremely dangerous. Failing to isolate and lock out all energy sources when servicing or maintaining equipment can lead to severe injury and even death." said Art Dube, OSHA's Buffalo area director. "Employers and workers need to know how to properly identify what energy sources may be present in their workplace and how to isolate and lock out each source. This seminar will show small business owners how they can effectively assess and address this workplace hazard."

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 November seminars, or to obtain more information, contact Gordon DeLeys at the Buffalo OSHA Area Office at 716-684-3891 extension 244.

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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* A $10 fee will be charged at the Jamestown, Olean and Rochester locations.
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