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Montana LTAP

Montana State University
PO Box 173910
Bozeman, MT  59717-3910

Physical Address:
2327 University Way, Room 230
Bozeman, MT  59715

Tel:  (406) 994-6100
Fax: (406) 994-5333
Email:  mtltap@coe.montana.edu

Director:

Steven V. Jenkins, P.E.

Montana LTAP Video & DVD Library

A complete Video Library List and DVD Library List are available. You are welcome to request as many as five videotapes at one time. There is a waiting list for some videos so please return the videotapes after two weeks. For DVD checkout, you may request three at one time. As with the videos, DVDs need to be returned after two weeks.

If you are looking for some interesting safety video clips, please go to these websites:

http://youtube.com/view_play_list?p=9BADB8ACC34C0404

http://youtube.com/view_play_list?p=779FA2B73E8C9F67

Here's a Few Possible DVD's or Videos for the Snow Season from our DVD Library:

DVD 717        Snowplow Safety  (National Safety Council 1995)
This video is ideal for training newly hired snow plow operators and as a refresher for experienced operators and includes topics such as equipment inspection, positioning of the truck, scanning, mirror use, defensive driving techniques, and collision prevention techniques.  (23 minutes)
 [Comment: 11/23/1999 Great overall view of snowplowing; covered important aspects of operation.]
 [Comment: 1/31/2005 Good video to show to remind people of safety.]
[Comment: 11/8/2011 Good refresher and good training video.]

DVD 722        Snow Removal Techniques - Plowing Tips from the Pros (VISTA 1997)
This module discusses pre-start inspection, covering the aspects that need to be checked.  Some  tips from the pros include starting early, knowing your route, keeping a safe zone, various  blade angles, and speed.  (23 minutes)
[Comment: 11/8/11 Good refresher, also good for new hires.]

DVD 726        “Plowing Techniques” (#4 Winter Operations Training Program) (Iowa DOT 1990)
This video shows basic snow-plowing techniques, including techniques for two-lane roads and multiple lane highways.  It covers the operation of reverse plows, V-plows, wings, and ice-blades. Some other topics included are truck handling, visibility, blading techniques, inspecting equipment, and much more.  (29 minutes)

DVD 837        Winter Safety (Coastal 2007)
                        Either on the job or during recreational time, winter poses special dangers.
                                Heat up some safety measures now against winter-related accidents.
                                •Signs and treatment of hypothermia and frostbite
                                •Prevention of hypothermia and frostbite
                                •Off-the-job winter safety
                                (13 Minutes)
                        [Comment: 11/8/11 Up-to-date information]
                        [Comment: 11/8/11 I use this DVD to emphasize winter preparedness when working out in the cold; use warm up breaks]

RM708            Effective Snow Fences................................................................................... 21 Minutes
Discussed in this video is how cost-effective snow fence technology helps to keep snow removal costs down.  This video covers the design, implementation, and benefits of effective snow fences.  SHRP (1993)

RM724            Snow Removal In Safety............................................................................... 30 Minutes
Snow removal requires working in difficult conditions with difficult equipment.  This video shows how snow-removal operations can be organized and carried out with less risk of accidents.  It covers seasonal preparation, road safety, spreading abrasives, maintenance of sidewalks, and more.  APWA (c. 1990)
[Comment: 12/1/2011: Video was full of good info and prompted good class discussion afterwards.]

To order a video from the complete video list, or DVD from the complete DVD list call 800-541-6671 or e-mail Montana LTAP.