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Efficiency Production, MRWA Hosts Municipal Safety Day

Fri July 08, 2011 - Midwest Edition
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Fifty DPW and Water Department workers from more than 23 Michigan Municipalities attended Efficiency Production and Michigan Rural Water Association’s Fourth Annual Municipal Safety Day.
Fifty DPW and Water Department workers from more than 23 Michigan Municipalities attended Efficiency Production and Michigan Rural Water Association’s Fourth Annual Municipal Safety Day.
Fifty DPW and Water Department workers from more than 23 Michigan Municipalities attended Efficiency Production and Michigan Rural Water Association’s Fourth Annual Municipal Safety Day. Jack Doheny directs the morning’s Pipe Maintenance Training portion of Municipal Safety Day. Mike Ross, Efficiency Production (foreground, foot on system), explains the advantages of using a Build-A-Box modular aluminum shielding system. Rich Barker of the City of Bad Axe gets settled in behind the controls as Southeastern Equipment Company’s Rod House reviews the equipment operational safety features of this Case CX50B mini excavator. Joe Little (L), MRWA’s training director, and James McRay of Efficiency Production are ready to answer questions from attendees.

Efficiency Production Inc. and the Michigan Rural Water Association (MRWA), hosted Municipal Safety Day for Michigan communities’ Departments of Public Works (DPW) and Water Department personnel. Participating at the event were Jack Doheny Company and Southeastern Equipment Co., The fourth annual event attracted 50 participants from 23 Michigan municipal communities.

“Municipal Day is a unique opportunity for public works personnel to ’cross-train’ in several important areas of workplace safety,” said Joe Little, MRWA’s training director. “Plus, they are seeing demonstrations of safety and other equipment that they may not be familiar with or are seeing for the first time.”

The morning session included training in Trench Safety presented by Efficiency Production; and for the first time, Pipeline Maintenance training presented by Jack Doheny. The afternoon session featured Field Training, on:

• Backhoe and Small Excavator Safety and operation, presented by Southeastern Equipment;

• Hydro-Excavation, presented by Jack Doheny; and

• Application of Trench Shielding and Shoring in different excavation conditions, presented by Efficiency Production.

Municipal Safety Day also met requirements for 0.4 MDEQ Continuing Education Credits. Lunch and a raffle also were part of the day’s festivities.

Serving Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Michigan, Southeastern Equipment carries some of the world’s best known new and used construction equipment. Its newest locations in Michigan are in Novi and Holt.

Jack Doheny Companies is a large sewer cleaning and maintenance equipment dealer organization. Doheny operates five businesses, with service centers across the United States and Canada; with combined annual sales of more than $75 million.

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. Its vision is to be recognized as the leader in supporting public works issues in the State of Michigan.

Efficiency Production Inc., “America’s Trench Box Builder,” provides a wide selection of standard and custom trench shielding and shoring systems. Efficiency’s products are designed specifically for safe and cost effective installation of utility systems and infrastructure improvements. All products are P.E. certified to meet OSHA and MIOSHA standards.

For more information, visit Southeastern at www.southeasternequip.com.

For more information, visit Jack Doheny at www.dohenysupplies.com.

For more information, visit Efficiency Production at www.efficiencyproduction.com.