Wood Chipper Operation & Safety - Greenfield

Date: 6/29/2023 8:00 AM - 6/29/2023 2:30 PM

Location: Greenfield DPW
209 Wells St.

Greenfield, Massachusetts

Capacity:

11/30



Overview

Course Description
This program will improve your safety skills and knowledge while operating a chipper.  Chipper operator safety depends on the ability to properly maintain and operate equipment, to help avoid serious injury or death. Hands on training will be provided.

Wood Chipper Safety is not a subject to be taken lightly. Serious injury and death can happen in the blink of an eye. Have you and your employees ever had any training on what many consider to be the most dangerous piece of equipment a municipality can own? Wood chippers are often used on a daily basis and in adverse conditions. Make sure you and your crew are properly trained!

Participants must bring the following PPE (shared or personal):
PPE - Safety helmet (preferably a forestry one), eye & ear protection,
Boots, long pants, gloves are REQUIRED
 
Check-in begins at 7:30 am. Class start time 8:00 am.

Accommodations for Disabilities: UMTC endeavors to provide an inclusive learning environment for all. If you require special services or arrangements to fully participate in this workshop, please contact Stephanie Cottrell at scottrell@umass.edu or 413-800-2655 as soon as possible to discuss reasonable accommodations for your access needs.

Also, if you have any dietary restrictions, please inform Stephanie Cottrell at least 10 days prior to the event.

 

 
Attendees
First Name Affiliation
Taylor 17689 ESX Test
Helaina City of Greenfield DPW
Jeff City of Greenfield
Taylor Town of Wilbraham DPW
Michael Town of Westhampton
James Town of Wilbraham DPW
Austin Town of Westhampton
Nichole Town of Wilbraham DPW
Mike Town of Wilbraham
Joseph Town of Wilbraham DPW
Jordan Town of Athol DPW
Scott Town of Athol DPW
Instructors
  • Tom Boudreau
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    Tom Boudreau is currently a pavement preservation educator with Felix A. Marino out of Peabody, MA.  He was the Highway Surveyor for the Town of Warren for 9 years prior to his position with FAMCO. He holds an Associates Degree in Small Business Management, is a graduate of the Massachusetts Reserve Police Academy, and is also a Baystate Roads Scholar. Tom has primarily worked outdoors his entire career, starting with opening and operating a small landscaping business for over 15 years immediately out of high school, and has almost 25 years of experience as a CDL class B driver. He has also worked as a district leader in a financial services company and was the lead grounds man responsible for training new hires for a tree company. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, spending time with his siblings, and anything outdoors with his wife and their two boys.