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.
Developing Local Road Safety Plans
A local road safety plan (LRSP) provides a framework for identifying, analyzing, and prioritizing roadway safety improvements on local roads. The LRSP development process and content are tailored to local issues and needs. The process results in a prioritized list of issues, risks, actions, and improvements that can be used to reduce fatalities and serious injuries on the local road network. Adam will discuss how to develop your own and resources you may find helpful.
Speaker: Adam Kirk, PE, PhD, is a research engineer with the Kentucky Transportation Center. Adam leads training courses for KYTC in traffic operations, geometric design and surveying. He is also an adjunct professor with the College of Engineering at the University of Kentucky.
Delivering Big Results with Smaller Roundabouts
Demands for road improvements will always exceed resources available to address all needs. Right sizing roundabouts at the appropriate locations is a means to address inadequate funding dilemmas. The Washtenaw County Road Commission has built multiple smaller roundabouts on high speed approaches dating back to 2015. This presentation will provide a time line of those projects and lessons learned so other agencies can determine if building smaller roundabouts is right for their community.
Speaker: Mark McCulloch has been with Washtenaw County since 1999. He is a leader in the new trend of right-sizing roundabouts at high speed approach intersections to enhance safety and improve efficiencies while stretching limited resources for other uses. McCulloch is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.
Speaker: Mike Vaughn is a Transportation Engineer Specialist for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. In his current role, Mike is one of three engineers who in the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP). Mike has worked for the KYTC since January 2003. His experience in the Cabinet includes work as a Design Engineer, Bridge Engineer, the Statewide Value Engineering Coordinator, and currently with HSIP. Mike earned a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky in December 2002.
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.
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.
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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