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Updated IAMU Mutual Aid Program Book Now AvailableOpen in a New Window

IAMU has updated the IAMU Mutual Aid Program book (Revision June 2018). Please print it and/or save it electronically for your use during a Mutual Aid (MA) event. Note that several regions have new Primary and/or Secondary Coordinators. We will be offering hard copies of the MA booklet at face-to-face meeting throughout the year. We have this MA booklet on our IAMU website. Click: https://cdn.ymaws.com/…/resource/resmgr/…/iamu_ma_binder.pdf We have several MA [...]

 

Toolbox Talk - Utility Knife SafetyOpen in a New Window

Cut the material, not yourself! Utility knives, otherwise known as box knives, are a commonly used tool at home and in the workplace. If not used properly, these tools can inflict serious injuries.Basic safety precautionsWhen using the knife, cut away from your body. Keep your free hand, forearm and the rest of your body clear of the cutting path. Even though this seems like an obvious precaution, improper cutting is a common cause of most lacerations. Watch out for others in your work a [...]

 

Calling All Baseball Pitchers!Open in a New Window

We're looking for nominations for someone to throw out the first pitch at the I-Cubs game on Saturday, Aug. 4. If you're planning to attend the Utility Workers Appreciation Night at Principal Park and would like to be considered or know of someone else who would (can be a municipal utility worker or a child of a municipal utility worker), email jcronin@iamu.org. We will put all names into a hat and do a live Facebook drawing Friday, July 27. [...]

 

IAMU Electric Utility System Operation Short Course - July 31Open in a New Window

IAMU is once again offering the Electric Utility System Operation Short Course (EUSO) presented by Skip Collier of Professional Training Systems, Inc. Skip is highly regarded and has an extensive background in electric utility design, construction, maintenance and operation.EUSO Short Course:  July 31 – August 2The EUSO Short Course is designed for any employee whose job performance will benefit from a basic understanding of the operations side of the business.  This [...]

 

Natural Gas Operator Qualification Workshop - August 28-29Open in a New Window

Mark your calendars for this year’s IAMU Natural Gas Operator Qualification Workshop taking place August 29 – 30, 2017 at the IAMU Office and Training Complex.  This year’s workshop will cover a multitude of topics and offer many qualification opportunities.Who Should Attend?This workshop provides public gas employees the chance to learn more about the gas industry, while also gaining proficiency in skills that can be used in servicing their hometown gas customers.  I [...]

 

Grant Opportunity: Local Iowa Groups Can Receive Financial Assistance to Launch Clean Water CampaignsOpen in a New Window

Beginning July 12, Iowa groups looking for help implementing innovative, regional and locally led Clean Water Awareness and Education Campaigns can apply for funding from the Iowa DNR Watershed Improvement Section.Through a grant program, the DNR looks for proposals that clearly demonstrate an ability to put in place innovative, targeted, impactful and sustainable Clean Water Awareness and Education Campaigns.The DNR seeks to award grants to eligible local entities to develop and implemen [...]

 

Iowa Public Drinking Water Program 2017 Annual Compliance ReportOpen in a New Window

Under the 1996 reauthorized Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), the State of Iowa is required to publish an annual report of the status of its public drinking water program.  The 2017 report is available electronically here.The report was compiled by the staff of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources' Water Supply Engineering and Operations Sections, using data collected in 2017 from all active public water supplies in the state.  The report contains a summary [...]

 

OSHA 10-Hour Construction Outreach Course - August 15-16Open in a New Window

This course will explain OSHA’s role in worker safety and health, jobsite hazard recognition, correction and prevention methods and how to read the OSHA standards. Participants will receive a completion card from the U.S. Department of Labor OSHA certifying successful completion of this OSHA 10-Hour course. 29 CFR 1926 CFR Book & course material furnished.*A Certificate of Completion will be provided to attendees.Who Should Attend:This basic safety course is recommended for work [...]

 

ALERT: Wireless Providers May Be Sending Misleading Letter to Cities to SignOpen in a New Window

The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU) wants to let members know that some wireless providers may be asking city officials to “sign on” to a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). IAMU and the National League of Cities, strongly urge city officials not to sign on to the letter. According to the National League of Cities, at least two wireless providers have been reaching out to local leaders asking that they sign on to/send a lette [...]

 

IAMU Members Can Save on Adventureland TicketsOpen in a New Window

IAMU members can save $10 on regular admission tickets to Adventureland (ages 10 and older) and $5 on children’s tickets (ages 4 - 9) for the rest of this season.Go to: www.adventurelandresort.com/corp/iowastatebankCreate an Adventureland account with your email address.You will be routed into an online discounted ticketing website to complete your purchase.Questions? Email Ross@adventurelandpark.com [...]

 

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