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Lessons Learned - Ground Rod Driver

Posted By IAMU, Tuesday, June 25, 2019

IAMU Safety Specialists hear about work-related injuries and near misses all the time. Often, injuries could have been or were avoided by following specific safety procedures and/or having the proper equipment.

To help share these teachable moments, IAMU Safety Specialist Margret Meade has created a new publication called “Lessons Learned.” The goal is to provide real-life examples of what can happen and what should happen when it comes to workplace safety.

The “Lessons Learned” highlight sheets will be available as downloadable PDFs. Feel free to print and post the highlight sheets in employee gathering areas, hand them out during employee meetings, and/ or distribute them electronically to others.

If you ever have any questions about the highlight sheets or have lessons to share for publication, you may contact Margret at or 515.289.1999. All individual and organization names will be removed before distribution.

View and download the latest "Lessons Learned" - Ground Rod Driver

Tags:  Lessons Learned  Safety  Safety Services 

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Clow iHydrant Event - June 20th

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, June 19, 2019

IAMU Associate Member Clow Valve Co. invites you to a training and sales presentation for the Clow iHydrant pressure and temperature monitoring system developed by sister company Nighthawk.

This fun and educational class will take place on Thursday, June 20th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the new Ames Water Plant, 1800 E. 13th Street, Ames, IA 50010.

The iHydrant system provides real time data for your distribution system without affecting the normal operation of the fire hydrant.  This can either be retrofitted to existing Clow Medallion fire hydrants in a matter of minutes, or purchased for new installation.

Benefits of the iHydrant system include:

  • Optimizing pressure
  • Reducing energy costs
  • Assist in leak detection
  • Reduce non-revenue water
  • Identifying actual water temperature

Please pass along and bring any interested colleagues to this class.  Snacks and refreshments will be provided.  Please RSVP to Andy Kohler at


Questions?  Contact Andy at Clow Valve.

Tags:  Ames Water Plant  Clow Valve  iHydrant 

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Rigging Hardware Not Pass Inspection?

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, June 19, 2019

If you have rigging hardware that has not passed inspection, please contact Safety Specialist Margret Meade. She would like to use it in training classes as an example of what not to use. You may contact Margret at or at 515.289.5229.

Tags:  Rigging  Safety Services 

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Drug & Alcohol Employee / Supervisor Training Webinars

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, June 19, 2019

IAMU Safety Services will be holding a Drug & Alcohol Employee/Supervisor Training Webinar. This webinar will address the following:

  • The effects of drugs and alcohol on the body
  • Recognize the signs, symptoms, and indicators of substance abuse at the workplace
  • Comply with federal DOT regulations requiring 2-hour reasonable suspicion training for supervisors

60 minutes will be spent on symptoms of alcohol abuse; 60 minutes will be spent on the symptoms of drug/controlled substance abuse.

*A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to participants upon confirmation of participant’s full attendance to webinar.

Who Should Attend?

Employees and supervisors involved with CDLs and/or gas operations.


Webinar Time and Length:

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.



$45 per IAMU Member participant

$70 per Non-IAMU Member participant



Contact Paul Kittelson at, or (800) 810-4268.

Registration is open.  For additional information and online registration, please click HERE.

*Webinar information will be sent upon registration.*

Tags:  Drug & Alcohol Training  Safety Services  Webinar 

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IAMU Safety Group Insurance Program Members: Check Out The Latest Newsletter

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Safety Group Insurance newsletters are designed to raise awareness about important exposures that you face every day. Jester Insurance Services also hope that they provide you with insight to the insurance and risk management solutions available through the IAMU Safety Group Insurance Program. The spring newsletter focuses on Employment Practices Liability. As you will see in the newsletter, this exposure is on the rise for safety group members. Please share this with others in your municipality/utility who may also find it beneficial. Feel free to contact Jester Insurance Services or your local agent with any feedback and/or questions.

Thank you for your continued support of the IAMU Safety Group Insurance Program.

Tags:  IAMU Safety Group Insurance Program  Jester Insurance 

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