Equipment Operation & Worker Safety

OVERVIEW


State and municipal road workers work in a wide variety of hazardous situations. These workers often operate, or work near, large equipment, such as loaders, graders, dump trucks, asphalt pavers, etc. This class covers general safety issues and best practices for equipment operators and other workers. Some specific topics addressed are the importance of personal protective equipment for different tasks, tips for backing safety, safe work procedures for lifting, and numerous other safety topics.



OBJECTIVES


Upon completion of the class, attendees should be able to:

  • Understand the common safety factors and practices related to common road maintenance work/construction


AUDIENCE


This class should be of interest to maintenance workers, supervisors, equipment operators, and safety personnel.

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