Presenter: R. John Miner, President Collaborative Learning, Inc.
John Miner is a registered professional engineer and an accomplished executive manager and educator with over 45 years of experience in the electric utility industry. He is president of Collaborative Learning, Inc. of Austin and San Antonio, Texas, a firm that presents management and technical education programs and, through Collaboration Unlimited, provides management consulting services to the electric utility industry. John is a registered professional engineer and an accomplished executive manager and educator with over forty-five years of experience in the electric utility industry. John has been a course instructor for APPA for 30 years. John is a senior member of the IEEE and past chair of the IEEE Committee on Technology Accreditation Activities.
This course will address the NESC and its fundamental application to electric utility transmission and distribution systems, highlighting the important changes that are effective with the 2017 edition.
Who Should Attend
Managers, safety professionals, electric utility engineers, designers, technicians, and all field personnel who are responsible for or who make decisions concerning transmission and distribution systems. The course is conducted at a practical level and is appropriate for degreed professionals, including engineers and engineering technicians, as well as skilled craft personnel, field supervisors and non-degreed high school graduates with a general knowledge of the electric utility system.
For more information and to register, please click here.
This course will explain OSHA’s role in worker safety and health, job-site hazard recognition, correction and prevention methods and how to read the OSHA standards. Participants will receive a completion card from the U.S. Department of Labor OSHA certifying successful completion of this OSHA 10-Hour course. 29 CFR 1910 CFR Book & course material furnished.
Who Should Attend
This basic safety course is recommended for workers and supervisors or those who have been given the task of developing and managing their employer’s safety program.
If you hire contractors: Many cities also require their contractors to maintain a safety program to be eligible to work for them. The OSHA 10-Hour course will help those owners, managers, and employees develop a solid safety foundation at their company to hopefully avoid incidents while working for the city or utility. Hiring a contractor to perform work for the city/utility does not eliminate all liabilities to the city. A contractor’s incident could drag your city into litigation. This is why contractors you hire should have a strong safety program and city/utility should require contractors working for them to attend and have a 10-hour OSHA card.
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We are excited to present the 4th Annual IAMU Energy Conference. This year’s conference will be held on November 29-30, 2016 at the Prairie Meadows Events and Conference Center in Altoona.
We kick off the conference with Dr. Ernie Goss of Creighton University covering The Rural & Urban Economic Outlook. Immediately following lunch that day, Mike Zenker from NextEra Energy will take us through what the Iowa gas and energy market forecast looks to be. We wrap up Tuesday’s sessions with a panel of school district superintendents highlighting how sharing executives has worked for them. We wrap up Tuesday with the Exhibit Hall Reception and Poker Run.
You won’t want to miss Wednesday’s sessions where Sue Kelly, President and CEO, of APPA will start off our morning and Bert Kalisch, President and CEO of APGA will wrap up the conference.
See you there!
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Thank you to our sponsors thus far!
Altorfer Power Systems
Van Wert, Inc.
Ziegler Power Systems
Ground Support, LLC
Iowa Public Agency Investment Trust (IPAIT)
Midland GIS Solutions
NetxEra Energy Power Marketing
Consortia Consulting, Inc.
Registration is open for the 22nd Annual Water/Wastewater Operator’s Training Workshop.
We are excited to have Chris Kolb from the Flint Advisory Task Force kicking off the day on Tuesday, November 15, have a full day of great speakers and sessions on Wednesday the 16, and will wrap up the workshop on Thursday with Leslie Garren from the Environmental Finance Center covering employee recruiting and retention.
Plan now to earn your CEUs before the March 31, 2017 deadline.
You can view the full agenda and register online here.
Spencer Municipal Utilities was recently mentioned in the latest issue of Damage Professional magazine. Below is their article.
Spencer Municipal Utilities celebrated Locator Safety Awareness Week (LSAW) June 19-25, 2016 to help remind all our employees to be safe.
A few things we did throughout the week to celebrate were: safety tips displayed on employee breakroom bulletin board, information in weekly employee newsletter and a card provided by Damage Prevention Professional to our employees who locate on a regular basis.
We also reminded customers to call 811 before they dig and to help our locators out by clearly marking the excavation area in white on our weekly radio interviews as well as recognizing our locators during the week on our Facebook page.
“It was a great week to remind employees of some important safety tips and we look forward to recognizing it again next year,” says Amanda Gloyd, marketing and community relations manager.
Spencer Municipal Utilities is a leading provider of cable, internet, and telephone service in the Spencer community and has been providing water since 1886 and electric services since 1901.
We all know that sitting in an office chair for an extended period of time can cause painful pressure to back muscles and discs and contributes to slouching and poor posture. The main reason behind this is that sitting, in an office chair or in general, is a static posture that increases stress in the back, shoulders, arms, legs and, in particular, can add large amounts of pressure to that back muscles and spinal discs. A properly adjusted office chair can maximize back support and help prevent back pain. This guide, adapted from www.spine-health.com, will help you make those adjustments by following the numbers on the illustration with the instructions below.
The date and location for the 2017 Municipal Broadband Conference has been set.
The two-day event will be returning to the Holiday Inn and Suites on Merle Hay Road in Des Moines on March 23 and 24, 2017.
The 2017 conference will look to build on last year’s show, which saw record attendance by broadband utility personnel and vendors.
The conference program will be developed over the next few weeks and full registration information will be made available after the beginning of the year.
In the meantime, IAMU members with broadband networks or those who are considering a community broadband project should mark their calendars and plan to attend.
We are pleased to announce our fall seminars for the IAMU Safety Group Insurance Program. These seminars have always proven very useful for city and utility personnel, as well as agents. Topics will include extra expense exposures, open meetings law, coverage options and various risk management tools. Shown below is the schedule of locations and dates. Refreshments will be available one-half hour prior to sign in and registration. As always, there is no registration fee for the seminar.
Please click on one of the locations below for more information and to register.
Storm Lake - October 25th
Independence - October 27th
Altoona - November 1st