Over-the-Rail Mower Safety - Virtual Classroom

Date: 9/28/2021 12:00 PM - 9/28/2021 2:00 PM

Location: Virtual




Course Description
Like any other piece of on-the-job equipment, the over-the rail, or boom mower can be deadly if not used or cared for properly.  Safety is the key. This class will address the how-to's of staying safe while operating an over-the-rail mower. Topics covered will include preparing to use your mower, safe mower operations, and maintaining your mower.

After this workshop, attendees will be able to:

1.Name the two different types of mowers and identify the different risks associated with each

2. Identify the safety components of your mower and inspect for defects

3. Describe proper operational procedures for a roadside mower  

Target Audience
Anyone who uses a boom mower as part of their work tasks to maintain property and right-of-way clearing, etc. can benefit from this workshop.

IMPORTANT: After registering you will receive a link in your confirmation email to pre-register for the Zoom virtual class.



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.


Register by 9/28/2021
Private Sector


Register by 9/28/2021
Public Sector


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

First Name Affiliation
Michael Barnstable Public Works
Barry Town of Barnstable
Brad Town of Barnstable
Michael Town of Barnstable
  • Thomas Boudreau
    Sales Consultant 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.