June 18, 2013

ANSON SMITH AT 203-332-5229

HCC Offering Lockout/Tagout Workshop

Offered Free as Public Service

June 24, 8 a.m.
Room 134, Beacon Hall

BRIDGEPORT ‑ Housatonic Community College is offering a free program on lockout/tagout practices prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

The program will cover the key features of the OSHA standard governing lockout/tagout. It will the procedures one must know, and how to train employees in practices and procedures. OSHA standards dictate that all equipment be locked against starting during maintenance and repair, that tags be affixed to the lock indicating the machine should not be turned out.

‘This is one of several free OSHA workshops we’re offering as a public service,” said HCC Dean of Community Outreach Denise S. Bukovan. “Many people have been maimed or killed as the result of machinery being accidentally started or powered up.”

The workshop will be conducted by Leona May, a Compliance Assistance Specialist with Bridgeport’s OSHA office and a former HCC student. The workshop will be held Monday, June 24 in Room 134 in Beacon Hall.

The following Monday, July 1, HCC will conduct a workshop on the OSHA standard for blood-borne pathogens for the medical industry. The standard’s requirements indicate what employers must do to protect workers who are occupationally exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials. This workshop also will be held in Room 134 in Beacon Hall.

To register for each workshop, contact Joseph Jenecaro at jjenecaro@housatonic.edu or 203-332-5964.