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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


June 8

9:00am - 10:00am

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National Roadway Safety Strategy Overview

The National Roadway Safety Strategy (NRSS) was launched by Secretary Buttigieg in January of this year. It outlines the Department of Transportation’s comprehensive approach to significantly reducing serious injuries and deaths on our Nation’s highways, roads, and streets. The NRSS formalizes the adoption of the Safe System Approach principles. In this session, we will discuss the NRSS, new priority actions, what changes are made to existing practices to targets solutions with the most substantial impact and a call to action.

Speaker:  

Mrs. Norah Ocel is a transportation specialist for Federal Highway Administration.

She has over 19 years of varied federal, local, and private sector experience in the transportation industry. Mrs. Ocel has led many Road Safety Audits (RSAs), a Safety Management Program, and taught different Road Safety Courses. One of her current duties is being the National Roadway Safety Strategy’s FHWA liaison.

Norah is a Civil Engineer and has a Master of Science in Transportation Engineering from the University of Minnesota. She is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Virginia, and recently became certified as a Project Management Professional.

Outside of work Mrs. Ocel is a proud mother of 8-year-old boy and girl twins. She likes to jog and loves spending time with her family and dog named Truffle.


July 13

9:00am - 10:00am

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Pesticide Safety

Pesticide Safety including core competencies of safety, storage and transport of pesticides.

* This webinar is good for one general CEU hour from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. Please have your license number and work address available to submit. *

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Speaker:  

Ricardo T. Bessin has worked at the University of Kentucky since 1991 and his appointment is 100% extension has had responsibilities including insect management on field and specialty crops, and greenhouses.  He has worked to develop and evaluate IPM decision guidelines and management strategies for specialty and field crop insect pests. Dr. Bessin provides education to a wide audience from Master Gardeners to the commercial ag industry. Recent research includes evaluation management strategies for wireworms in field corn and sweet potatoes, management of stink bugs in various crops, management of Lepidopterous pests of non-Bt corn for distilleries,  evaluation of controls for cucumber beetle, bacterial wilt, squash bug, and yellow vine decline control in melons and squash, and management of sugarcane aphid on sorghum. He has provided the entomology expertise to assist the KDA develop the Kentucky Pollinator Protection plan. He serves as the Kentucky Integrated Pest Management Coordinator, Kentucky Pesticide Safety Education Coordinator (managing the Private Pesticide Applicator Program), and Kentucky Liaison to the IR-4 Project which helps to register pesticides for minor uses and minor acreage crops.


August 10

9:00am - 10:00am

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Pothole Repair

Using proper patching and repair techniques can improve structural integrity and restore rideability for pavements experiencing local failures. This web conference compares partial- and full-depth repair techniques and the materials used to implement them. By the end of the training, you will be able to:

o Describe the types of distresses best addressed by each treatment.

o Describe recommended materials and mixtures for each treatment.

o Describe recommended construction procedures and key quality control activities for each treatment.

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Speaker:  Greg Duncan is a Senior Engineer at Applied Pavement Technology, Inc., with more than 30 years of pavement materials, construction, and roadway maintenance engineering experience. He is a certified National Highway Institute (NHI) instructor and regularly teaches NHI’s “Maintenance Leadership Academy” and “Constructing and Inspecting Asphalt Paving Projects” courses. Greg regularly works on national and state projects dealing with preventive maintenance treatments.


August 10

11am - noon

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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.


September 14

9:00am - 10:00am

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Introduction to Construction Management

This workshop introduces components of the construction management process.  By applying the information learned in the workshop, you can improve how you manage project risks, communications, delivery, and scheduling.

By the end of the workshop, you'll be able to:

- Compare common project delivery methods

- Describe the relationships among owner, contractor, and engineer on public works construction projects.

- Describe common types of contract-required documentation

- Explain the importance of communication with a contractor and stakeholders

- Identify methods for selecting a construction contractor

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Speaker:  Greg Duncan is a Senior Engineer at Applied Pavement Technology, Inc., with more than 30 years of pavement materials, construction, and roadway maintenance engineering experience. He is a certified National Highway Institute (NHI) instructor and regularly teaches NHI’s “Maintenance Leadership Academy” and “Constructing and Inspecting Asphalt Paving Projects” courses. Greg regularly works on national and state projects dealing with preventive maintenance treatments.


October 12

11am - noon

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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.

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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