This past May 30, 2019, Efficiency Production hosted Municipal Safety Day for Michigan communities’ Departments of Public Works (DPW) and Water Department personnel. Offering training sessions at the event were the Michigan Occupational Safety & Health Administration (MIOSHA), FallTech, AIS Equipment Company, F.D. Lake, and Jack Doheny Companies; as well as Efficiency Production.
The 12th annual event attracted 56 participants from 23 Michigan municipal communities and organizations. Participants were awarded 0.4 Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Continuing Education Credits (CEC), which were administrated by the MRWA.
“Municipal Safety Day continues to be an exclusive format of cross-training on the safe use of municipal-specific equipment and the important principals of excavation safety that is specifically relevant to Municipal DPW personnel,” says James McRay, Efficiency Production’s Municipal Day Coordinator. “From safely operating a mini-backhoe to the proper installation of hydraulic vertical shores, participants at Municipal Safety Day train with equipment that is specifically relevant for them.”
The morning Classroom Training Session included instruction in MIOSHA Excavation Safety Enforcement presented by the MIOSHA Training Division’s Tom Hansen; and Confined Spaces training presented by Ed Fitzgerald, with Doheny Companies.
The afternoon Field Training Session featured rotating 30-minute training, on:
• Hydraulic Shores Uses & Safety, presented by Efficiency Production
• Backhoe Operator Safety, presented by AIS Equipment
• Proper Rigging Safety, presented by F.D. Lake
• Trench Shoring Installation with dry-vacuum excavation, presented by Jack Doheny Companies
• Fall Protection Equipmnt Training, presented by FallTech
For the third year, several local equipment and supply vendors set-up stations to display their municipal-specific products, including:
• AIS Construction Equipment Corp.
• Capital Equipment
• F. D. Lake
• Haviland Enterprises
• Jack Doheny Companies
• Precision Concrete Cutting
• Municipal Supply Co.
• Purity Gas
• Tri-County Int’l Truck Sales
Also highlighting Municipal Safety Day was a cook-out barbecue lunch, compliments of the chefs in Efficiency Production’s Sales Department.
The Michigan Rural Water Association’s mission is to provide resources, education, and networking to all members, future members, and their customers in order to enhance quality of services.
Efficiency Production is an Arcosa Shoring Products company, and is a NUCA Bronze National Partner.