Mike Ross, Efficiency Production’s national training coordinator, explains the dynamics of soil pressure during classroom training at the 2016 Municipal Safety Day program.
This past June 1, Efficiency Production Inc. hosted Municipal Safety Day for Michigan communities' Departments of Public Works (DPW) and Water Department personnel. Offering training sessions at the event were the Michigan Rural Water Association (MRWA), FallTech, AIS Equipment Company, F.D. Lake, and Jack Doheny Company; as well as Efficiency Production.
The eleventh annual event attracted 85 participants from 34 Michigan municipal communities and organizations. Participants were awarded 0.4 Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Continuing Education Credits (CEC), which were administrated by the MRWA.
“Municipal Safety Day is designed specifically for Michigan's public works personnel,” said Mike Ross, Efficiency Production's national training director. “These are the workers who routinely need to perform duties that cross a spectrum of potentially dangerous situations. Our goal is to educate DPW workers on the entirety of excavation and construction safety.”
The morning training session included instruction in MIOSHA standards for soil classification presented by Efficiency Production's National Training Coordinator, Mike Ross, and confined spaces training presented by Joe Little of MRWA. The afternoon training session featured field training on:
• Hydraulic shores uses and safety, presented by Efficiency Production
• Backhoe operator safety, presented by AIS Equipment
• Proper Rigging Safety, presented by F.D. Lake
• Hydro excavation with shoring demonstration, presented by Jack Doheny Company
• Fall protection safety training, presented by FallTech
For the second year, several local equipment and supply vendors set-up stations to display their municipal-specific products, including:
• AIS Construction Equip
• Capital Equipment
• E. J. Company
• F. D. Lake
• First Due Fire Supply
• Golden Design Embroidery
• Haviland Enterprises
• J.P Signs
• Jack Doheny Companies
• K & H Concrete Cutting
• Monroe Truck Equipment
• Municipal Supply Co.
• Purity Gas
• Signature Ford
• Tri-County Int'l Truck Sales
Also highlighting Municipal Safety Day was a cookout barbeque lunch, compliments of the chefs in Efficiency Production's sales department.
The Michigan Rural Water Association's mission is to provide resources, education, and networking to all members, future members, and their customers in order to enhance quality of services.
For more information, visit www.efficiencyproduction.com.