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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.

Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP)

Montana LTAP – Safety Webinars 2011-2014

Next Monthly Safety Webinar: Tuesday, November 25, 2014-Winter Maintenance - Call MT LTAP 1-800-541-6671 for more info.

Recorded Webinars

October 2014: Load Securement-https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/p3c7d5n8755/ Steve Jenkins, MT LTAP Director, and Doug Nisbet, Lewis & Clark County, covered the following: Overview of proper loading, postioning, and securing; Why have a properly secured load; Force of Gravity Percentages regarding weight of cargo; Different types of securement approaches; Understanding Working Load Limits of Tie-downs; Observations of damaged or weakened tie-down components.

September 2014: PASER Inventories-https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/p9h1fbnlvkj/ Steve Jenkins, MT LTAP Director, reviewed the 2008 Gravel Roads Inventory from Montana County Road Departments; what ratings mean with photo examples; review of several county's inventories and comparisons to 2013/2014; cost of improving roads better known as good roads cost less; Interactive webinar where participants rate several roads; review of importance of sending in road ratings for 2014/2015.

August 2014: Truck Driving Safety -https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/p2jhq2tfpa2/ Steve Jenkins, MT LTAP Director, and Dave Sutton, Retired Cascade County Road Supervisor, discussed the importance of the Seven Step Vehicle Inspection/Tire Inspection; 3-point Contact and Backing Safety; Points on Controlling Speed; Managing Driving Space; Winter Issues; Distracted Driving; and Review of Air Brake Systems.

July 2014: Skid Steer Safety -https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/p5z7acn2y57/ Steve Jenkins, MT LTAP Director, reviewed safety considerations and operations of a skid steer. He also covered skid steer safety concerns such as moving parts, possible decapitation, loss of limbs, visibility and stability. Jenkins also discussed the versatility of the skid steer and its many uses.

June 2014: Road Millings-https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/p12oc7ww2x3/ With Mo Henman, Retired Yellowstone County Road Department - now Western Emulsions; and Steve Jenkins, MT LTAP, covering:•Brief discussion on when to pave •Basic Use of Road Millings •Importance of Preparing and Shaping Gravel Road •Dump Trucks and Uses •Steps for Laying Out Millings •Reclamite or Not •Options and Review. Mitch Urdahl, Gallatin County Road Supervisor, also provided informative comments on road millings in his county.

April 2014: Gravel Road Materials and Specifications - https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/p8eegwdam14/ With Steve Jenkins covering: Keys to Longevity of Gravel Roads; Montana's Standard Prism Design; Gravel Road Gradation Requirements and Plasticity; Using Sieve Analysis to Understand Gravel Specifications; Process for Obtaining and Handling Good Gravel; and Calculating Gravel Volume. Jerry Otto, Hill County Road Supervisor, and Ovila Byrd, Flathead County Road Supervisor, added their comments also.

March 2014: Work Zone Safety for Low Volume Roads -  https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/p7wbnqsyd44/ With Montana LTAP Field Engineer Bart Kraus: •MUTCD: Traffic Control Devices for Low Volume Roads – Chapter 5 •Importance of ANSI 2 and ANSI 3 Safety Vests •Who Needs to Wear Retroreflective Vests •Montana Law Regarding Work Zones •Work Zone Signage

February 2014: Back, Hand, & Eye Safety (PPE)-  https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/p4sb7ap7w5d/ With Montana LTAP Director Steve Jenkins: •Heavy Equipment Operators - Most Common Injuries on Insurance Claims •Back Protection and Prevention for Equipment Operators •Importance of 3-Point Contact for Ingress/Egress •Basics of Hand Safety – Use of Correct Hand Protection •Eye and Face Protection

January 2014: Collaborations with Other Agenciesl -  https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/p7y3glafnbd/ With Montana LTAP Director Steve Jenkins: •Importance of Partnerships, Who Are the Partners, What Funding is Available, Discussion with Others about TSEP and other funding sources

December 2013: Winter Survival -  https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/p5l0u0z8vz5/ With Montana LTAP Director Steve Jenkins: •Carbon Monoxide Fatalities – Stranded Automobile – what do you do? •Hypothermia – what it is and how to prevent it •Winter Survival Priorities: Fire – Shelter - Signal •Survival Kits

November 2013: Winter Maintenance - https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/p8vezfou712/ With Montana LTAP Director Steve Jenkins: •Salt and Abrasives  (sand) - When and where and how •Liquid Anti-Icers - How they work and when to use them •Snow Fencing - Cost saving mechanically removing drifted snow •Suggested Snow Plowing Policy - Consistency throughout your district •Training Snow Plow Drivers - Safety First

October 2013: Effective Public Relations -  https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/p8lhod4fn44/ With Montana LTAP Director Steve Jenkins: •Importance of Communication •Public Notices or PSA’s •Problem Solving •Managing Expectations

September 2013: PASER Review -https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/p1199xbjtwx/ With Montana LTAP Director Steve Jenkins: •Road Condition Inventories and how they provide valuable data for requesting funding to improve county roads or city streets

August 2013: Working in the Heat - https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/p2jugh3q56t/ With Montana LTAP Director Steve Jenkins: •Wildland Fire Concerns
•Heat Exhaustion
•Dehydration
•Heat Stroke
•Water and the human body
•Giardia

July 2013: Snakes and Ticks-https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/p7lc1xrb3z6/ With Montana LTAP Director Steve Jenkins: •Identification of Ticks
•Diseases Ticks Carry
•Removal of Attached Tick
•Disposal of Ticks
•Procedures if Bitten by Rattlesnake
•Sawyer Snake Bite Kit
•Avoiding Snake Bites

June 2013: Signs & MUTCD - https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/p5htz1f6298/ With Montana LTAP Director Steve Jenkins
•Posting Signs in Urban vs Rural Settings
•Why post a bridge weight sign
•Uses of stop signs or yield signs; Low Voume Road signage; Railroad crossing signage

May 2013: Weed Mowing Safety - https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/p42fmvelu1g/ With Montana LTAP Director Steve Jenkins:
•Why do we mow?
•Importance of Safety Training
•Basics of Mowing Operation
•PPE – including Retroreflectivity Vest

April 2013: Temporary Traffic Control on Low Volume Roads - https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/p94mr45sate/ With Montana LTAP Field Engineer Bart Kraus:
Items discussed were:
•What is a low volume road
•The law is on your side
•MUTCD requirements
•TTC signage vs liability
•Keeping your flagging crew safe
•Upcoming OSHA Inspections on Work Zones pdf

March 2013: Back Safety Basics: https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/p2lm9065yyn/ This webinar covers basic safety for heavy equipment operators' back, especially Equipment Ingress/Egress. Here is a link to Montana LTAP's Safety Manual Template in case you do not have a safety manual for your department. This template will help you get started: MT LTAP Safety Manual Template

February 2013: Spread Sheets for Road Management: https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/p8gvrka16z3/

. Excel Spread Sheets: SIM Tutorial, Blank SIM, PrePopulated SIM, Gravel County PASER Charts, Project Budget FEMA, PASER EXCEL

January 2013: Funding Road Projects (No Sound, but you can view the slides- technical error occurred.)
https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/p1m65gloofa/

December 2012: Winter Maintenance
https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/p5en3w5v4cp/

November 2012: Winter Survival
https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/p66agi3z475/ 

October 2012: County Road Millings
https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/p2ot3201dk0/

September 2012: Gravel Roads - Materials
https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/p1oape7xell/

August 2012: Electrical Safety
https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/p7hsexzgoj4/

June 2012: Summer Survival
https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/p106ybr7pc2/

April 2012: Work Zone
https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/p9golaysqff/

March 2012: Back Safety and Slips, Trips, Falls
https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/p68rrihmypf/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal

February 2012: Materials
https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/p6d0w5sz8hz/

December 2011: Winter Survival
http://fhwa.adobeconnect.com/p2j4vpdsfbb/

November 2011: Winter Maintenance
https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/p3c79r4brf9/