Public Works Academy - Spring 2017

Date: 3/28/2017 - 5/2/2017 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Holiday Inn Taunton
700 Myles Standish Blvd
Taunton, Massachusetts




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Public Works Academy - Spring 2017 

The Spring Public Works Academy is full. We will be offering additional Public Works Academy sessions in 2017.

Baystate Roads is pleased to announce the new Public Works Academy. 

The Public Works Academy will provide the basic fundamental technical skills and knowledge for individuals who are brand new, or have been working up to 3 years, in the public works profession. This Spring 2017 Public Works Academy will run from March 28, 2017 to May 2, 2017. Each candidate will be required to attend one class each week for six weeks.

Courses being offered during the Spring Public Works Academy are:

Basics of a Good Road
Flagger Certification/First Aid
Snow & Ice Operations
Work Zone Safety 
OSHA 10 
Trenching & Excavation

Please see the "Sessions" tab for a brief description of each course offering.

Please see the Public Works Academy Brochure for the course agendas, descriptions and instructor information.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Special event

Basics of a Good Road
This workshop will give attendees an understanding of what goes into the construction and maintenance of a good road. There are certain essentials to any good road, whether asphalt or gravel -surfaced, in cities or the country. The instructor will cover each of these essentials.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Special event

Flagger/First Aid Certification
Flagging is a very important and demanding job whether it be in a work zone, during utility installation or repair, or during an emergency road hazard situation. This course will provide first aid training as required by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, as well as Flagger Certification which is valid for 2 years.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Special event

Snow and Ice Operations
This course will teach planning for winter weather and cover: The proper use of salt and liquid anti-icers and the environmental impacts. Pre wetting and pre-treating Anti-icing vs. De-icing. The use of sand and it’s environmental impact. Equipment calibration, usage specification and technology. Snow and ice policy for public review. Cost benefit analysis of salt vs. sand.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Special event

Work Zone Safety
There is no room for error when working next to traffic! It is important for personnel to have a solid understanding of work zone safety, the MUTCD (Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices), and proper temporary traffic control plans. This workshop will discuss the roles of individuals at the work zone, the elements that create a work zone, and will provide an opportunity to set up a practice work zone.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Special event

OSHA 10 Hour Construction Training-2 Day
The OSHA Outreach Ten Hour Construction Training Program provides training on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of workplace hazards. Classes also provide overview information regarding OSHA, including workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. All OSHA 10 Hour Construction Training is intended to cover an overview of the hazards a worker may encounter on a job site. Training emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, not OSHA standards.
*Please Note: This is a 2 Day Class, April 25 & 26, 2017*
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Special event

Trenching & Excavation Safety
What does it mean to be a “Competent Person” in Trenching and Excavation Safety? The OSHA excavation standard states that a competent person is: “one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings, or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous or dangerous to employees and has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them.” OSHA states that you must have specific training in and knowledge to perform soil analyses, determine the protective system to be used in excavations and conduct daily inspections. This course will present individuals with training in the following areas: Conducting site inspections Establishing proper access & egress Identifying potential environmental hazards Determining soil composition & classification Implementing protective systems (sloping, shoring, shielding)
First Name Affiliation
Vincent City of Pittsfield
Ken Town of Walpole
Chris Town of Falmouth
David Town of Topsfield
Travis Town of Hubbardston
Nick Town of Falmouth
Alex Town of Winchester
Brett Town of Falmouth
Michael Town of West Bridgewater
Christopher Town of West Bridgewater Forestry and Parks Department
STEVE Town of Winchester
Peter Town of Falmouth
Phil Town of Walpole
Peter Town of Falmouth
Brian Town of Winchester
Charles Town of Falmouth
Gregory Town of Falmouth
Carlo Town of Belmont
Ron Town of Eastham
Tommy Town of Winchester