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When: Thursday, March 28, 2019
7:30 AM
Where: Newport News Waterworks
425 Industrial Park Drive
Newport News, Virginia  23060
United States
Contact: Jonathan Wright

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This training has reached its maximum capacity.  Please note that it will be repeated at the VWEA Operations Conference in Harrisonburg on June 26 ( and in Northern VA in November.  Please check back to the website for more details on these two opportunities for this great training!

Hidden Hazards: Things you may not be able to see can still hurt you

Pricing Structure: (before March 21, 2019)
Members: $65
Non-Members: $80
Students/Retirees: Free

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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
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

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