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NYSTA Spring Safety Seminar

  • 18 Apr 2019
  • 1:00 PM
  • 19 Apr 2019
  • 12:00 PM
  • Embassy Suites, Syracuse Destiny USA, 311 Hiawatha Blvd, Syracuse, NY 13204

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The Spring Safety Seminar will be held this year at the Embassy Suites at the Destiny USA, 311 Hiawatha BLVD., Syracuse, NY 13204, at a rate of $139.00.  You can make your hotel reservations here , using the code TEL. 

Below is a working agenda


1:00 -     OHSA Update – Ron Williams, OSHA

1:45  -    Ladder Safety - Bob Swank, Werner Ladder

Ladder safety class.  Every phone company in NY uses ladders in the course of business, and everyone should have an update on best practices and ladder safety.  Werner Ladder will do a hands on class with different styles of ladders, go through OSHA safety standards, ladder inspections and new technology for different climbing applications. 

2:30 -     Break

2:45        Verizon 5 G Buildout, Jim Mihou, Safety Manager, Verizon 

3:30        The Psychology of Safety, Jim O'Dell, Syracuse Utilities

8:30       DOT Inspections and the State Trooper - Carl Brennan, Oneida

Come hear Sargent Brennan tell us about the "dos" and the "don'ts" of what to do when you work vehicle gets pulled over by a state trooper.

9:15       Life Saving Technologies, Lt. Falise, Syracuse Fire Dept. 

10:00     Break

10:15     Property Damages in the ROW – Telcom Insurance group

Uh oh! You hired a contractor & he backed up over a homeowners lawn, damaging their lawn.  Who takes care of it?  Come join us for this talk & find out. 

11:00    Electrical Safety for Communications Workers, Bill Martin, Northline Utilities

It’s hard to mitigate risk that you don’t recognize! This session provides practical information about step potential, phase-to-ground and phase-to-phase hazards, Delta and Wye considerations with an emphasis on grounding risks. The speaker uses interactive videos and commentary to explore risk identification and mitigation as pertaining to electrical hazard exposure to communications workers.

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