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Drug & Alcohol Employee/Supervisor Training Webinar

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities’ Safety Services will be holding a Drug & Alcohol Employee/Supervisor Training webinar. The webinar will address the following:

  • The effects of drugs and alcohol on the body
  •  How to know if someone is on drugs
  •  Suggestions for what an individual can do about it

60 minutes will be spent on symptoms of alcohol abuse;

60 minutes will be spent on symptoms of drug/controlled substance abuse


*Certificate of Completion will be emailed to registrants after the event*

 

Who Should Attend?

Employees and supervisors involved with CDLs and gas operations

 

Presenter:

Paul Kittelson, IAMU Safety Services

 

Webinar Time and Length:

July 9th - 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

or

July 30th - 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Cost:

$45 per IAMU Member participant; $70 per Non-IAMU Member participant

 

Webinar instructions and information will be sent to the registrant’s email.

 

To register for the July 9th webinar, please click here.

 

To register for the July 30th webinar, please click here.

Tags:  Drug & Alcohol Training  Safety Services  Webinar 

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OSHA Written Programs Available for Free Download

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, May 8, 2019

IAMU offers members free OSHA compliance programs that may be downloaded and customized to your city/utility.

To access the downloadable materials, you must first sign in as a member. The OSHA Written Programs page is the first link under Safety Services, which you can find under the Services tab in the top navigation bar. The materials are available to utility and affiliate members. 

When using these IAMU programs or programs supplied by other entities, remember there are many responsibilities for employers and employee under each of the programs. Read and understand not only the responsibilities but the entire program. Then, train your employees. 

Additionally, many times, there are requirements within the safety programs to develop processes to support the various programs. For example, under the Energy Control (Lock Out/Tag Out) Program, employers are required to develop machine-specific lock out/tag out procedures. The program is not completed until these procedures are developed.

Questions? Call one of our Safety staff members at (515) 289-1999.

IAMU does offer a fee-for-service that can help you customize your written safety programs. Our Safety & Health Management Services is another IAMU service to help you in the longer task of developing supporting procedures and processes within the written programs. 

Contact David Hraha, Director of Members Services, at (515)-289-1999 to discuss the Safety & Health Management Services.

Tags:  OSHA  Safety Services  Written Programs 

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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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Lessons Learned - Safety Messages to Share with Others

Posted By IAMU, Tuesday, April 16, 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 mmeade@iamu.org or 515.289.1999. All individual and organization names will be removed before distribution.

To view and download the first “Lessons Learned” on Chainsaws and Kevlar, click here.

Tags:  Lessons Learned  Safety  Safety Services 

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Toolbox Talk - Sleep Deprivation

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The latest edition of IAMU's Toolbox Talks - Sleep Deprivation is now available.  Click here to download it.

Other Toolbox Talk articles are available here.

If you have a Toolbox Talk idea, please send it to Margret Meade.

Tags:  Safety  Safety Services  Toolbox Talk 

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