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Registration Deadline for Governor's Safety Conference Extended to Friday, Oct. 26Open in a New Window

If you haven’t registered for this year’s Iowa Governor’s Safety & Health Conference yet, the deadline has been extended to Friday, Oct. 26.Check out the featuring sessions on many urgent safety topics, including the recently added session “When Disaster Strikes! The Vermeer Tornado and Lessons Learned.” In this presentation, Steve Flann, Vermeer’s senior director of environmental, health, safety and security, will discuss how robust planning p [...]

 

New Training Workshop Focuses on Bottom Line for Industrial StormwaterOpen in a New Window

Industrial and commercial facilities with “stormwater discharge associated with industrial activit” are required to obtain permits, typically known as General Permits #1 and #3. This includes many municipal utilities. A new training opportunity has been developed to help those facilities understand their permitting requirements, develop pollution prevention plans, and implement best management practices with the goal of staying in compliance. The workshop, scheduled fo [...]

 

ToolBox Talk - Fire Doors - What's in a label?Open in a New Window

The latest edition of IAMU's Toolbox Talks - Fire Door Annual Inspection Requirements 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. [...]

 

24th Annual Water & Wastewater Operator's Training Workshop - November 13th-15thOpen in a New Window

The 24th Annual Water and Wastewater Operator’s Training Workshop will be held November 13 – 15, 2018, at Holiday Inn Northwest, Des Moines. To register, click here.This yearly training is a must for any water and wastewater professionals wanting practical information to help them do their jobs. The three-day workshop includes basic and advanced topics on water treatment, water distribution, and wastewater. Attendees can earn up to 1.2 CEUs toward certification, plus get a cha [...]

 

What You Need to Know About Mobile Crane OperationsOpen in a New Window

Most of us are now aware that the crane regulation in Construction was updated in 2010 and many needed changes were made from the original 1971 regulation, which was based on a 40-year-old standard. The new regulation is designed to prevent most common cause of fatalities; electrocution, struck-by hazards during assembly/disassembly, collapse and overturn. It also clarifies host employer responsibilities and the elements of crane operator certification. Mobile cranes are defined as equipm [...]

 

Application Period for Winter Home Heating Assistance Begins November 1stOpen in a New Window

The home heating season is rapidly approaching and the Iowa Utilities Board reminds Iowans that limited financial heating assistance is available to income-eligible utility customers through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The annual application period runs from November 1 through April 30, with early applications accepted throughout October from households with elderly or disabled residents. The LIHEAP program is designed to help low-income families meet the parti [...]

 

Don't Fall for These Ladder MistakesOpen in a New Window

Ladders — including step ladders, extension ladders, and attached climbing ladders — are an essential tool in most organizations. For such a simple staple, ladders have a deadly reputation, with more than 20,000 ladder-related, on-the-job injuries and 150 worker fatalities in 2015. EMC Senior Risk Improvement Representative Case Doorn lays the blame on common mistakes that many ladder-climbers make. Click here for the rest of the story from EMC’s Lost Control Insights e- [...]

 

Make Plans to Attend the 47th Annual Iowa Governor's Safety & Health ConferenceOpen in a New Window

Session topics will include:Change management,Ergonomic analysis,Fall protection,The active shooter phenomenon,Safety performance measures,Safe driving,The mobile workforce,HAZMAT,Scaffolding safety,Working with millennials,Virtual and augmented reality,Influencing risk, and more.  All of this great programming will take place on Thursday and Friday, November 1 and 2. Sign up now to join occupational safety and health professionals from around Iowa and the surrounding [...]

 

Permit Required Confined Space & Manhole Entry Workshop - October 16thOpen in a New Window

Confined spaces (CS) - such as manholes, crawl spaces, and tanks - are not designed for continuous occupancy and are difficult to exit in the event of an emergency.  CS’s with life-threatening hazards (e.g. toxic substances, electrocutions, explosions, and asphyxiation) are reclassified as Permit Required Confined Spaces.DNR has approved 0.2 CEUs for WT, WD and WW.Who Should Attend:This workshop is designed for city and utility employees and outside contractors employed by a city, or [...]

 

Registration Open for the 24th Annual Water & Wastewater Operator's Training WorkshopOpen in a New Window

The 24th Annual Water and Wastewater Operator’s Training Workshop will be held November 13 – 15, 2018, at Holiday Inn Northwest, Des Moines. To register, click here.This yearly training is a must for any water and wastewater professionals wanting practical information to help them do their jobs. The three-day workshop includes basic and advanced topics on water treatment, water distribution, and wastewater. Attendees can earn up to 1.2 CEUs toward certification, plus get a cha [...]

 

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