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Save the Date for the IAMU Electric Utility System Operation Short CourseOpen 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 23 – 25The 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 [...]


IAMU Mobile Crane Operator Certification Classes - May Registration OpenOpen in a New Window

The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities Safety Services department will be holding mobile crane certification and examination classes for digger derrick, service truck, and mobile crane operators.  OSHA’s updated crane standard REQUIRES that operators of lifting equipment be trained, evaluated and tested in order to obtain certification.Background Information:Although the new standard, 29 CFR 1926 Subpart CC, specifically exempts the digger derrick and the operator from meeting th [...]


IAMU Hosts Energy Awareness Event for Community College StudentsOpen in a New Window

As part of the Iowa Energy Workforce Consortium initiative, IAMU’s Bob Hiatt and Dave Swanson conducted an “energy awareness event” on April 9 and 11 with students from Indian Hills Community College (Ottumwa campus). Fifteen students participated on the first day and 12 students participated on the second day. The event consisted of a host of hands-on activities both in the classroom as well as on the training field. The activities consisted of activities that would be ty [...]


Lessons Learned – Safety Messages to Share with OthersOpen in a New Window

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 “Lesso [...]


The Power of Mutual AidOpen in a New Window

When members need help, they know they can count on colleagues from around the state. It’s the power of Mutual Aid (MA). IAMU Director of Member Services Dave Hraha was contacted by Brad Willemssen, Electric Superintendent from City of Sibley, last Thursday morning at 5:09 a.m. At that time, he was [...]


Golfin’ Fore Safety Registration is Now Open!Open in a New Window

Do these warmer temperatures have you itching to get out on the golf course? Get in some practice now so you’ll be ready for the annual IAMU Golfin’ Fore Safety event on June 24. This year, the golf outing will take place at Bos Landen Golf Club in Pella, Iowa. For more information or to register, click here. Proceeds from the event go toward purchasing materials and equipment for the IAMU Training Field. Don’t worry if you don’t have a foursome; we [...]


Registration is now open for the Water Distribution Training and Water Leak Detection/Line-Locating WorkshopOpen in a New Window

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 maintenanceWater main tapping/HydraStopWater main installation/repair & fittings Day 2 rotating sessions include:Water leak detectionLine locatingTrenching & shoringFittings For more information or to register, click here. [...]


2019 IAMU Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) WorkshopsOpen in a New Window

Do you need help completing the Consumer Confidence Report? If so, this workshop is for you! The goal of the workshop is for each participant to leave with an understanding, or refresher, of what the CCR is and why it needs to be completed.The CCR workshops will be held on the dates/locations below:(Please click the dates for more information & registration)April 16: AltaCommunity Building, 27 N. Lake St. (N. of Hwy. 7, W. of Buena Vista Raceway)April 17: Mason CityLime Creek Nature C [...]


Toolbox Talk - Sleep DeprivationOpen in a New Window

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. [...]


FY2019 Annual Report Now AvailableOpen in a New Window

IAMU accomplished a lot in FY2019 (March 1, 2018 – February 28, 2019). To get a glimpse at some of the notable achievements in our various departments, check out “Year in Review.” The annual report is available as a PDF on our website. You must be logged in as a member to see the Annual Report option under the About IAMU section. IAMU will also have printed copies available at our office. If you have any questions about anything, please feel free to reach out to any of t [...]


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