Workshop for driver jobs and safety

A new workshop regarding driver jobs and its safety is being planned.

The Connecticut Department of Labor’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA) will offer a May 1 workshop regarding the safe operation of powered industrial trucks and the formal instruction, practical training, and evaluation of operator performance required by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

The morning workshop will be held 10 a.m. to noon at the Labor Department’s Wethersfield office located at 200 Folly Brook Boulevard.

“There are always hazards associated with operating any type of equipment,” explains CONN-OSHA Occupational Safety Training Specialist Catherine Zinsser. “Our goal is to make sure operators of these ‘fork trucks’ have the latest information and understand the requirements, since it can make a significant difference regarding their health and safety when operating this type of vehicle.”

Admission to the seminar is free, but pre-registration for the seminar is required.