Wood Chipper Operation & Safety - Wellesley

Date: 7/16/2024 8:00 AM - 7/16/2024 2:30 PM

Location: Wellesley Department of Public Works
20 Municipal Way

Wellesley, Massachusetts



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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.


First Name Affiliation
Dillon Town of Wellesley DPW
James Town of Wellesley DPW
Dan Town of Westford
Tyler City of Waltham CPWD
Tony Town of Southborough
Michael Town of Wellesley
Bert Town of Concord Natural Resources Division
Rob Town of Westford
Mike Town of Holliston
Mike Town of Saugus
Joseph Town of Holliston Highway Department
Ed City of Waltham CPWD
Jayson Town of Weston DPW
Edwin Town of Weston DPW
Marcio Town of Wellesley DPW
Dennis City of Waltham CPWD
Kelvin Town of Weston DPW
Colin Town of Westford
Mark Town of Westford
Ken Town of Westford
William Town of Concord Natural Resources Division
Alex Town of Westford
Tom Town of Weston DPW
Kevin Town of Saugus
Christopher City of Waltham CPWD
Coby Town of Holliston Highway Department
Louis Town of Saugus
Fabrice City of Waltham CPWD
Robert Town of Holliston Highway Department
Wilson Town of Weston DPW
Jake Town of Westford
Kevin City of Waltham
Ryan Town of Weston DPW
Ben Town of Wellesley DPW
Christopher Town of Southborough
  • 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.