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A seminar presented by the VA AWWA/VWEA Safety and Security Committee explores the hidden dangers that are all around us. From electrical and chemical hazards that impact you at your facilities to silica dust and motor equipment hauling safety in the field. Come hear from the experts about what you can do to be safe from Hidden Hazards.
 
Pricing Structure: (before March 21, 2019)
Members: $65
Non-Members: $80
Students/Retirees: Free


Agenda
Time Presentation/Speaker 
7:30 - 8:15 am  Registration/Continental Breakfast/Networking
8:15 - 8:30 am Opening Remarks
Jonathan Wright, Safety and Security Committee Chair
8:30 - 10:00 am Electrical Safety: A discussion of common housekeeping and maintenance
issues that can lead to serious injuries and OSHA violations. Discussion to
include a review of real accidents that have led to injuries and fatalities.
Presented by: Jonathan Wright, City of Chesapeake
10:00 - 10:15 am Networking Break
10:15 - 11:15 am Chemical Safety: An overview of the hazards associated with common
chemicals used in water and wastewater treatment, to include safe handling
and unloading procedures.
Presented by: Deborah Harsh, Chesterfield County
11:15 am-12:15 pm Lunch (provided)
12:15 - 1:15 pm Silica Dust Safety: An overview of the regulations and hazards of respirable
crystalline silica and how to protect yourself and your employees from it.
Presented by: Sarah Smith, DOLI/VOSH Consultation Services
1:15 - 1:30 pm Networking Break
1:30 - 3:00 pm Motor Equipment/Hauling Safety: Classroom and field discussion of
common errors of trailering, connecting, and securing equipment for
transport on city roads and how weight requirements impact the ability to
transport equipment.
Presented by: Newport News Police
3:00 - 3:15 pm Closing Remarks - Door Prize Drawings
3:15 pm Seminar Adjourned
 
 
                                       
Where
Newport News Waterworks
425 Industrial Park Drive
Newport News, VA
Organizers
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Geneva Hudgins
geneva.hudgins@vaawwa.org
434.386.3190