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National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction May 6 – 10

Posted By IAMU, Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Falls are still the leading killer of workers doing construction activities and have been so for the past 20 years. To bring awareness to fall hazards and fall prevention, OHSA has partnered with other construction organizations and union groups to develop the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction.

For the past five years, employers, work organizations, unions, and other agencies have held conversations about correcting fall hazards and other workplace hazards to which employees have exposure.

This year, IAMU is taking part in the week-long stand-down by encouraging our members to conduct Toolbox Talks or other safety activities such as conducting safety equipment inspections, developing rescue plans, or discussing job specific hazards.

Here are links to two ladder-related Toolbox Talks:

IAMU has ordered 1,000 hardhat stickers for members’ teams who participate. If you are interested in receiving stickers for your team, you may contact IAMU at 515.289.1999.

Tags:  OSHA  Safety  Safety Services  Stand-Down  Toolbox Talk 

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Still Time to Register for the IAMU Overhead and Electric Transmission and Distribution Workshop!

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The IAMU Overhead Electric Transmission and Distribution Workshop is quickly approaching, and there only a few spots left!  This year’s workshop will take place May 15 – 17, 2019 at the IAMU Training and Office Complex

The classroom topics and/or hands-on activities include:

  • 3-Phase Crossarm Change-out
  •  Arrester & Cut-out Hot Change-out
  •  Bucket Truck Self-Rescue
  •  Single-Phase Transformer; Cut-out/Arrestor Hot Change-out
  •  Knots / Hand Lines / Rope Block Maintenance
  •  Oil Spill Control & Countermeasures
  •  Transformer Bank Connections
  •  Grounds

The registration deadline for this workshop is Friday, May 10.  You may mail, or fax the registration form in.  Registration is also available online.

Cost:

IAMU Members - $420
Non-IAMU Members - $480

Accommodations:

An IAMU workshop room block has been set at the Holiday Inn Des Moines-Northwest.  The room rate is $87 plus tax per night.

When reserving, please ask for the IAMU block – Group Name:  IAMU Electric, Group Code:  AMU.

Holiday Inn Des Moines – Northwest
4800 Merle Hay Road
Urbandale, IA  50322
Phone:  515-278-4755

Reservation block and rate deadline is TODAY, Wednesday, April 24.  Please act quickly to reserve your room!

For additional information regarding the workshop, including registration, agenda, and schedule, please refer to the brochure HERE.

Tags:  Electric  Overhead 

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Iowa 2018 Community Water Fluoridation Report Available

Posted By Josh Trout, Wednesday, April 24, 2019

From Sara Carmichael-Stanley, IDPH Water Fluoridation Coordinator

The Iowa 2018 Community Water Fluoridation Report is now available. It’s listed under the “Community Water Fluoridation” heading as the full report and also as a one-page summary. 

For further information, contact Sara at sara.carmichael-stanley@idph.iowa.gov or
(515) 204-3450.

Tags:  IDPH  Water 

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Notice of Expiration of Current Certificate for Iowa Certified Water and Wastewater Operators

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is notifying all certified Water Treatment, Water Distribution, and Wastewater operators that their current Iowa certificate will expire on June 30, 2019.

Renewal Applications: Renewal applications will be available as of May 1st under each operator’s individual details on our on-line database. Notifications will be sent out on May 3-4, via the U.S. mail. We are encouraging operators to renew on-line using a credit card or electronic check.

Continuing Education Renewal Requirements: Continuing education hours are still being reported to the DNR, and we are still missing quite a few from February and March classes. If your CEUs did not appear online after April 18th, please contact Beth at Elizabeth.Feilmeier@dnr.iowa.gov or call 515-725-0463.

For renewal on June 30, 2019, you are required to earn the amount of CEUs required by the certificate(s) you held on April 1, 2017. Please note: If you are not required to earn CEUs this renewal period, you still must complete the renewal application and pay the appropriate fee.

Tags:  CEUs  IDNR  Water 

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Be Sure to Register for IAMU’s Water Distribution Training and Water Leak Detection/Line-Locating Workshop

Posted By IAMU, Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Water members, don't miss out on the Water Distribution and Leak Detection/Line-Locating Workshop.  Be sure to register.

The two-day workshop will be held May 22 and May 23 at the IAMU Office and Training Complex in Ankeny, Iowa. Each day of the hands-on training is eligible for 0.6 CEUs for Water Distribution.

Day 1 rotating sessions include:

  • Fire hydrant maintenance
  • Water main tapping/HydraStop
  • Water main installation/repair & fittings

Day 2 rotating sessions include:

  • Water leak detection
  • Line locating
  • Trenching & shoring
  • Fittings

For more information or to register, click here.

Tags:  CEUs  Leak Detection  Line Locating  Water  Water Distribution 

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