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Hudson Valley To Host Electrical Construction And Safety Seminars And Trade Show

CONTACT: Jeff Foley or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, April 24, 2001

May is National Electrical Safety Month, and Hudson Valley's Community College's Electrical Construction and Maintenance department, in coordination with Wolberg Electric and A+ Safety, is marking the occasion by sponsoring the Electrical and Construction Safety Seminars and Trade Show. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the west wing of Hudson Valley's Williams Hall on Wednesday, May 2.

The seminars being offered, which will run all day, will provide people within the electrical industry the opportunity to broaden their knowledge regarding proper equipment and the skills needed to improve electrical safety in the workplace. Attendees will be able to choose safety topics and seminars relative to their needs. The presenters and topics include:

  • Cadweld – Grounding and safety methods.
  • Gould Shawmut – Overcurrent protection.
  • Ideal Industries – Lock/out tag/out.
  • Leviton – Personal electrical safety at work.
  • Klein Tools – OSHA regulations for fall arrest.
  • Certified Insulated Products – Arc hazard assessment and flash protection.
  • Crouse Hinds – Hazardous areas.
  • Ideal Industries – Power quality analysis.
  • Greenlee – Introduction to data communications.
  • Fluke – Understanding hidden hazards and new safety standards.

The trade show portion of this event will feature 22 vendors displaying, demonstrating and selling the latest electrical industry products. The vendors include: 3M, Advance, Arlington, Caddy, Cadweld, Certified Insulated Products (CIP), Crouse Hinds, Daybrite, Fluke, Greenlee, Ideal, Ilsco, Klein Tools, Lenox, Leviton, Middle Department Inspection Agency (MDIA), Panduit, Phillips, Shawmut, Square D, Thomas & Betts, and Tork.

Interested parties can visit or call 629-7532 for more details. The cost is $50 per attendee, which is due at the time of registration. The deadline for registration, which was April 25, has been extended indefinitely.

Wolberg Electric has been serving the electrical community since 1925. Wolberg Electric stocks 44,000 line items in a 54,000-square-foot warehouse. The company currently employs 65 people, opening its doors to customers six days a week, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 7 a.m. until noon on Saturdays

A+ Safety is a newly formed safety product and service company. A+ Safety is devoted to helping companies and employees remain safe in the workplace while complying with safety regulations. A+ Safety is a member of the National Safety Council and the Northeastern New York Federal Safety & Health Council and can supply companies with various safety training classes, helping to reduce the tremendous costs associated with work-related accidents and injuries.

The Electrical Construction and Maintenance program at Hudson Valley prepares graduates for the vast opportunities in the rapidly expanding electrical industry. The program, for which no prior electrical courses or experience is needed, offers students the opportunity to learn about the electrical field by beginning with the simplest circuits and progressing to the cutting edge of 21st-century technology. During 750-plus hours of hands-on experience, students gain a great understanding of theory and a strong knowledge of the methods and materials used by today's electricians.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions; Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, Hudson Valley has an enrollment of more than 9,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining.