LICA Safety Seminar a Success!

Safety Seminar, 1-5-18 (45).jpgDespite single-digit temperatures and almost a foot of snow, nearly 50 hardy souls attended LICA’s Annual Safety Seminar on Friday January 5th. LICA is grateful to our presenters Greg Perricone of Safety Consulting & Compliance Corp. (SCC) for joining us on this cold day, as well as Brad Sant and Emmett Russell of American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) who drove up from the Washington D.C. area in the midst of the blizzard to be here.

Greg from SCC kicked off the seminar with a presentation on the details of OSHA’s important new Crystalline Silica Rule, which was recently signed into law. SCC later emailed a copy of the OSHA Small Entity Compliance Guide to all those who attended. Afterward, the ARTBA roadway safety program got underway, with Emmett leading a dynamic and interactive discussion on Internal Traffic Control – an extremely important topic for anyone who works in the field on jobsites, where the potential for serious injury is a daily concern. After highlighting typical dangers that exist on many jobsites, Emmett provided a host of simple but effective ways to help workers create safer traffic patterns and internal safety controls and practices that can drastically reduce the risk of injury or death to workers, pedestrians and motorists alike. Attendees were asked to form small groups who had to diagram and illustrate a real-world jobsite and highlight safety issues that were a concern. They then would explain how they could have improved that site using the tools and information they just learned. Each group gave a well thought-out presentation using their newfound knowledge to make job sites safer.

Later, attendees braved the frigid weather once again to step outside for a live blindspot demonstration to see first-hand, just how large blindspots can be for drivers behind the wheel of large equipment. This demonstration was made possible by the generosity of LICA member Posillico (with the help of John McFadden and others ) who provided the dump truck, traffic barrels and cones for the demonstration. By sitting in the drivers’ seat, each attendee gained a new perspective on the true depth and danger of blindspots. Everyone in attendance was awarded a certificate of completion and PDH credits will also be awarded to those attendees who were eligible. For more photos from the event, click here.

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