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Region 8 News Release:   OSHA 04-1686-DEN
Friday, August 27, 2004
Contact: Rich Kulczewski
Phone: (303) 844-1302


OSHA Sponsoring Excavation Safety Seminars In Colorado
Aug. 30 thru Sept. 2 in Henderson, Greeley and Loveland

DENVER -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), in cooperation with Xcel Energy and the City of Greeley, is sponsoring a series of "Excavation Awareness Seminars" in Henderson, Greeley and Loveland, Colo., the week of August 30 thru Sept. 2.

The seminars, which are free of charge, consist of classroom and field sessions designed to inform contractors and their workers of the hazards associated with trenching and excavation operations and practical ways to control those hazards, said Herb Gibson, OSHA area office director in Denver.

The Excavation Awareness Seminar schedule includes:

Monday, August 30 (Noon to 5:00 p.m.)
or Tuesday, August 31 (7:00 a.m. to Noon)

        Xcel Energy Material Distribution Center
        9500 Interstate 76 (Southeast of I-76th & 96th Ave. interchange)
        Henderson, Colo.
        Reservation Contact: Arlen Siert at (303) 571-7857 or Jason Buchanan at (303) 571-7429

Wednesday, Sept. 1 (7:00 a.m. to Noon)
        Island Grove Park/Weld County Fairgrounds
        600 N. 14th Ave. (4-H Building)
        Greeley, Colo.
        Reservation Contact: Yeny Chaparro at (970) 350-9710

Thursday, Sept. 2 (7:00 a.m. to Noon)
        The Ranch - Larimer County Fairgrounds
        First National Bank Exhibition Hall (Brown and Beard Rooms)
        5280 Arena Circle (Use parking Lots A or H)
        Loveland, Colo.
        Registration Contact: Jessica Jennings at (303) 329-8648

Seminar co-sponsors include Trench Shoring Services, United Rentals Trench Safety and Wylaco Supply Company.


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