Nov. 5, 2019
9:00am - 12:00pm
Primex Training Facility
This program addresses the health and safety aspects of plowing snow. From a lack of pre-planning the route to not enough sleep, participants will examine the factors that lead to injuries, and discuss ways to prevent them. Learning objectives for this course are:
- Highlight the leading injury causes, and associated control measures, for plow operators.
- Learn the importance, from a worker safety standpoint, of pre-planning the plow route
- Identify how sleep and dietary factors can affect the health and safety of plow operators.
- Understand the public relations aspects of plowing and snow removal.
Part of Primex3’s snowplow operator safety program will utilize a Snowplow Simulator that uses state-of-the-art technology to prepare snowplow drivers to expect the unexpected and deal with the challenges of adverse winter conditions.
Who Should Attend: Employees and their supervisors, up to and including department heads, who are responsible for snow plowing and snow removal operations. Open to members in the Workers Compensation and Property & Liability programs
Dave Witham, Director of Risk Management, has been a member of the Primex3 Risk Management Services Department for 31 years. David holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Safety from Keene State College and holds the Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designation though the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research. David is currently an At-Large City Councilor and Deputy Mayor in the City of Somersworth and is the Council’s designee to the City’s Planning Board. David has chaired the City’s Charter Review Commission and served for more than 24 years as a call firefighter and call department crew chief. When not busy at work David enjoys umpiring high school and American Legion Baseball and snowboarding on NH’s slopes.
Phil St. Cyr
Philip E. St. Cyr is the Primex3 Risk Management Consultant for the Southern and Central Regions of NH. Prior to accepting employment with Primex3, he was the Director of Emergency Services for the Greater Manchester Chapter of the American Red Cross, and before that, served at the rank of Lieutenant for the City of Manchester NH Fire Dept. completing twenty five years of service. Mr. St. Cyr is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and holds an A.A.S. degree from NH Technical College in Manchester. Mr. St. Cyr is certified in N.I.M.S. (National Incident Management Systems) and E.O.C. (Emergency Operations Center) management. Mr. St. Cyr has an extensive background in Fire Prevention and Safety, Hazardous Materials, Emergency Management and Disaster Planning. He has served on numerous Local, State and Regional planning committees for the purpose of developing response plans to natural and man-made disasters.
As an IACET Accredited Provider, Primex3 offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET standard.