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Region 1 News Release:   BOS 2002-170
Aug. 2, 2002
Contact: Ted Fitzgerald
PHONE: (617) 565-2074


Attention: Business News/Calendar Editors:

OSHA to Hold Free Training for Southwestern Connecticut Nursing/Personal Care Facilities in Bridgeport on Aug. 26

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Helping Southwestern Connecticut nursing and personal care facilities reduce occupational injuries and illnesses in their workplaces is the object of an upcoming free training session presented by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

The training, which will be held on Mon., Aug. 26, 2002 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the North Branch Library and Community Center in Bridgeport, is designed for facility operators, safety and health managers, hospital managers and employee representatives from nursing and personal care facilities in Fairfield, New Haven and Middlesex counties, noted Robert Kowalski, OSHA's Bridgeport Area Director.

Participants will receive training to identify and address the four major causes of worker injuries and illnesses in nursing facilities - ergonomic injuries related to resident handling; exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials; exposure to tuberculosis; and slips, trips and falls.

The training is part of an OSHA national emphasis program focusing outreach and enforcement efforts on specific hazards in nursing and personal care facilities with high injury and illness rates.

Seating is limited, so advance registration is requested. To reserve seating, or to obtain directions or further information, call OSHA's Bridgeport office at 203-579-5581.




WHAT: Free OSHA training to identify and eliminate hazards in nursing and personal care facilities in Fairfield, New Haven and Middlesex counties
WHERE: North Branch Library & Community Center
3455 Madison Ave - Bridgeport, Conn. 06606
WHEN: Mon., Aug. 26, 2002 - 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
CONTACT: To register/obtain directions, call OSHA at 203-579-5581

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