Wood Chipper Operation & Safety - Becket

Date: 8/1/2024 8:00 AM - 8/1/2024 2:30 PM

Location: Becket Town Hall
557 Main St

Becket, Massachusetts

Capacity:

16/30



Overview

image of wood chipper

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 Caitlin Rachmaciej at crachmaciej@umass.edu or 413-230-9517 at least 14 days prior to the event. Such services are provided free of charge.

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

Registration
Amount

$150.00
Register by 8/1/2024
Private Sector

Register

$75.00
Register by 8/1/2024
Public Sector

Register

If you are having trouble registering, please email admin@umasstransportationcenter.org or call (413) 545-2604 for assistance.

Please be advised, cancellations must be received no later than 7 days prior to the event, or the registration fee will not be refunded.

 
Attendees
First Name Affiliation
Michael Town of Becket
Joseph Town of Becket
Jim Town of Washington
Dan Town of Williamsburg
Chris Town of Williamstown DPW
Zachary Town of Washington
Joseph Town of Becket
Tom Town of Washington
Matt Town of Williamstown DPW
Mark Town of Williamsburg
Hunter Town of Williamsburg
Bryan Town of Williamsburg
Troy Town of Becket
Steve Town of Williamstown DPW
Robert Town of Becket
Joseph Town of Williamstown DPW
Instructors
  • Tom Boudreau
    at Felix A. Marino Co., Inc.
    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.