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Webinar Wednesday

Ready to shake up your Wednesdays? 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.


Upcoming Webinar Wednesdays


October 12

9:00am - 10:00am

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Chainsaw Safety Training

Chainsaws are widely used throughout the world. They’re used in wide variety of industries such as commercial, residential, arborist, road maintenance, property maintenance, ground operations, and bucket truck operations. Chainsaws can be very useful, but it important to remember they can also be very dangerous. Every year, numerous chainsaw operators and bystanders are seriously injured and killed due to chainsaw accidents. A large majority of these statistics could have been prevented by learning and practicing proper chainsaw safety. During this presentation, we will discuss chainsaw maintenance procedures, how to select and properly use personal protective equipment, and how to safely operate the chainsaw to reduce the risk of injury.  

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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 then achieved a Master of Science in Occupational Safety and Health with a concentration in Environmental Management 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.


November 9

9:00am - 10:00am

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Developing and Updating ADA Transition Plans

Course Description: This webinar will discuss best practices for developing and updating ADA Transition Plans.

ADA Transition Plans: A Requirement for All Public Entities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 prohibits discrimination against people who have disabilities. Title II of the Act addresses how to make public services and public transportation accessible to people with disabilities. Under the ADA, designing and constructing facilities for public use which are inaccessible to people with disabilities constitutes discrimination.

The Act covers all facilities built before and after 1990. To develop ADA-compliant accessibility plans, state and local governments, public entities, and agencies must self-evaluate their facilities. These evaluations are used to determine if facilities meet ADA accessibility requirements. Agencies are then required to develop a Transition Plan to address deficiencies. A Transition Plan should:

(1) identify physical obstacles that limit individuals with disabilities access to facilities,

(2) describe methods for making facilities accessible,

(3) provide a schedule for modifying access to facilities, and

(4) identify public officials responsible for implementing the Transition Plan.

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Speaker:  

Jeff Jasper is a graduate from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering and from Kentucky State University with a Master’s in Public Administration. He became a Professional Engineer in 1997. In 2013 Jeff retired from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) where he had worked for 24 years. Jeff finished his career at KYTC as the Director of Highway Design. He now serves as a Research Engineer and Trainer for the University of Kentucky Transportation Center.


We have started uploading our past Webinar Wednesdays 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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