Virginia LTAP recently held it's first Public Works Maintenance and Safety Program in Virginia Beach. The workshop included students from Hampton Roads, Petersburg and as far away as Lynchburg.
What is the Public Works Maintenance and Safety Program?
We asked public works managers across Virginia for their input on the most important and urgent maintenance and safety issues to keep workers and work zones safe. With their input, we’ve created a two-day maintenance and safety training workshop specifically for public works employees covering everything from basic roadside safety to work zone hazards to storm preparations. If you’re a streets, roads or parks maintenance or transportation employee, you’ll want to attend one of the workshops to sharpen your safety awareness and hone your maintenance skills.
Taught through a series of modules, each section provides opportunities for group discussion around practical examples and real world scenarios.
All sessions are conducted in the classroom over two days. Modules include:
- Roadside Maintenance Safety (work zone hazards, power lines, power tools, heavy equipment operations, mowing/chainsaw and tree work)
- Excavating and trenching (work zone set-up, underground utilities, backhoe and excavator operations safety, cave-in prevention)
- Road and Bridge Safety (temporary traffic control, flagger safety, fall hazards, winter road and bridge maintenance)
- Storm Preparations (disaster and emergency preparations, forecasting and weather resources, equipment and supplies)
The cost for the 2-day workshop is $225 for local government employees including breakfast and lunch both days.