Efficiency Production Inc. Hosts Municipal Safety Day

📅   Wed June 28, 2017 - Midwest Edition #13


Mike Ross, Efficiency Production’s national training coordinator, explains the dynamics of soil pressure during classroom training at the 2016 Municipal Safety Day program.
Mike Ross, Efficiency Production’s national training coordinator, explains the dynamics of soil pressure during classroom training at the 2016 Municipal Safety Day program.
Mike Ross, Efficiency Production’s national training coordinator, explains the dynamics of soil pressure during classroom training at the 2016 Municipal Safety Day program.
Joe Little, Michigan Rural Water Association, explains the OSHA standards pertaining to confined space safety.
(L-R): Rod Austin, Tim Hurst and Josh Remacle, Efficiency Production’s sales staff, prepare burgers and brats on the grill for the event’s cookout lunch.
Sixteen local municipal equipment and services vendors, including Darleen Devereaux (C) of Haviland Enterprises showed off their products and equipment to Municipal Safety Day participants.
Participants of the Municipal Safety Day operate a backhoe and rig an Efficiency Corru-Lite trench shield as part of the backhoe operator safety and proper rigging field training conducted by F.D. Lake and AIS Equipment.
Efficiency Production’s Tim Hurst and Keith Veros, Jack Doheny Company, demonstrate the proper technique for hydro-excavating within an Efficiency manufactured Build-A-Box modular shoring system.
The 2017 Municipal Safety Day brought in 85 participants from 34 Michigan municipal communities and organizations.

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

• FallTech

• 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.