by James McRay
This past June 2, 2016, Efficiency Production, Inc. hosted the tenth annual Municipal Safety Dayfor Michigan communities’ Departments of Public Works (DPW) and Water Department personnel. The event brought in a record 125 participants from 47 Michigan municipal communities and organizations.
The program featured training sessions conducted by Jack Doheny Company, Michigan CAT,MacAllister Rentals, F.D. Lake and Efficiency Production. Participants were awarded 0.4 Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Continuing Education Credits (CEC), which were administrated by the Michigan Rural Water Association (MRWA).
“Municipal Safety Day is designed specifically for Michigan’s public works personnel,” says Mike Ross, Efficiency Production’s National Training Director. “These are the workers who routinely need to perform duties that cross a spectrum of potentially dangerous situations. Our goal is to educate DPW workers on the entirety of excavation and construction safety.”
The Morning Training Session included instruction in MIOSHA Standards for Soil Classification presented by Efficiency Production’s National Training Coordinator, Mike Ross; and Air Quality Testing presented by Ed Fitzgerald with Jack Doheny Companies. The Afternoon Training Session featured Field Training, on:
• Trench Safety Equipment, presented by Efficiency Production
• Backhoe Operator Safety, presented by Michigan CAT
• Proper Rigging Safety, presented by F.D. Lake
• Hydro Excavation Safety, presented by Jack Doheny Company
• Aerial Lift Safety Training, presented by MacAllister Rentals
New for 2016, several local equipment and supply vendors set-up stations to display their municipal-specific products, including: Hypertherm, Purity Cylinder Gases, Milwaukee Tools, Municipal Supply Co., K & H Concrete Cutting, First Due Fire Supply, Capital Equipment, Tri-County Int’l Trucks, Courtesy Ford, and Golden Image Embroidery.
Also highlighting Municipal Safety Day was a cook-out barbeque lunch featuring slow-roasted pulled-pork and burgers, compliments of the chefs in Efficiency Production’s Sales Department.
Jack Doheny Companies is one of the world’s largest sewer cleaning and maintenance equipment dealer organizations. Doheny operates five businesses, with service centers across the United States and Canada; with combined annual sales of over $75 million.
Michigan CAT is the authorized Caterpillar heavy equipment, truck, power systems and engine dealer for Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Headquartered in Novi, the company has sales and service stores throughout the state.
Formerly Titan Equipment, MacAllister Rentals is Michigan’s largest equipment rental provider. Founded in early 2005, the rental company also has locations throughout Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.
Founded in 1948, F.D. Lake is one of the largest distributors and fabricators of rigging and lifting products in the state of Michigan.
The Michigan Rural Water Association’s mission is to provide resources, education, and networking to all members, future members, and their customers in order to enhance quality of services.
Efficiency Production, Inc., “America’s Trench Box Builder™,” provides the widest selection of standard and custom trench shielding & shoring systems. Efficiency’s versatile products are designed specifically for safe and cost effective installation of utility systems and infrastructure improvements. All products are P.E. certified to meet OSHA and MIOSHA standards.