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Webinar Wednesday

Ready to shake up your Wednesday's? The KY LTAP will be offering interactive webinars, completely free of cost. Each webinar will be worth one professional development hour, and will be recorded for training purposes.

So what are you waiting for, grab your coffee and join the discussion!

All webinars are held in Eastern Standard Time.

Chainsaw Safety in Snow and Ice Conditions

Chainsaws are utilized in various industries, and includes residential, commercial, and agricultural settings. When operators practice chainsaw safety, they reduce the risk of an injury or accident that may result in property damage. Conducting tree debris removal during snow and ice conditions pose an increased risk and more challenges. Chainsaw use in the summer opposed to the winter has many other variables that the operator needs to take into consideration before starting and during the operation. Operating a chainsaw during snow and ice conditions shall include additional pre-planning and precautions. During this presentation, we will discuss chainsaw winter maintenance and operation, cold weather precautions, pre-planning operations, jobsite safety assessment, variables to determine risks and how to reduce/eliminate hazards, proper PPE selection, limbing and bucking techniques, and how to make the determination if the operator is competent/qualified to perform job task.


Speaker: Christopher Scamahorne is a U.S. Air Force Veteran dedicated to helping create safer work environments. In 2008, he achieved an Associate of Applied Science in Vehicle Maintenance from the Community College of the Air Force. He continued with his education by completing a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health from Columbia Southern University in 2010 and a Master of Science in Occupational Safety and Health in 2013. Chris has over 25 years of experience operating and performing maintenance on heavy and small equipment. He has also acquired a multitude of certifications for construction and heavy equipment. He currently serves as the Safety & Equipment Training Manager for the Louisville Metropolitan Government Public Works Department.

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February 10 - 9:00 am - 10:00 am EST

Rural and Secondary Roads with KYTC

Participants will learn from Craig Caudill, with the Kentucky Transportation on the Ins and Outs of Rural and Secondary Roads. There will be a discussion of the funding available from the Department of Rural and Municipal aid including Department updates for the new year.

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Speaker: Craig Caudill is the Transportation Engineering Branch Manager for the Department of Rural and Municipal Aid. Craig graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2001 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering and is a licensed P.E. He began his career with the Transportation Cabinet in 2009 with the Division of Maintenance. Craig joined the Rural Secondary office as Engineering Branch Manager in 2014. Craig resides in Lexington with his wife and two boys.

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February 24 - 9:00 am - 10:00 am EST

We have started uploading our past Wednesday Webinar's through our YouTube channel. The videos are for information purposes only and does not constitute a training class or certificate. The viewer is solely responsible for the use of the information/equipment shown in the videos and insuring that all proper Federal, State, Local, and company rules regarding safety are followed.

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