NEW: Fall Protection Training
NIPSTA presents a half-day training program in order to educate and inform public works employees about safety features and the application of new standards of fall protection.
Accidents are often attributable to one of several factors: unstable working surfaces, misuse of protection equipment, and human error. Studies have shown that the use of guardrails, fall arrest systems, safety nets, and travel restriction systems can prevent many injuries and deaths from falls.
To view all of the training topics and registration options for this new program, click here.
It's Driver Training Season
NIPSTA offers a two-day driver training curriculum and a one-day recertification program that provide for the safety of department personnel, and the residents they serve. This instruction is intended to enhance driving skills by combining classroom education with practical exercises. Program success is measured on a pass/fail basis and requires student proficiency on a written exam and in simulations on the NIPSTA Driver Training Pad.
Numerous training dates are scheduled throughout the year in order to provide as many opportunities as possible for improvement of on-the-job performance. Driving activities are performed in a safe environment and at controlled speeds. Departments that participate in this comprehensive, proactive program will reduce their accident rates and liabilities.
Register soon because sessions are beginning to fill quickly!
Public Works Supervisors Academy
The 2013 Public Works Supervisors Academy is underway. The first session was entitled "How to Motivate Yourself and Others." Other upcoming topics include: "Strategies for Building a Winning Team” and “Performance Evaluation.” Later this year, “Managing Our Differences,” “Managing Service Quality,” and “Handling Workplace Conflict” will be offered on the NIPSTA Campus.
Each of these programs follows on the success of previous Academy offerings in past years. The half-day sessions are priced affordably for current public works supervisors, and for those who aspire to be department leaders in the future. Class sizes are limited for this training, which is not available elsewhere in Illinois. Register today!
Confined Space & Trench Safety Training
Training in “Confined Space Entry & Non-Entry” and “Trenching & Competent Person” remain popular on the NIPSTA Campus. Last year, more than 150 professionals received valuable education that included classroom instruction, hands-on exercises, and equipment demonstrations. These one-day programs are affordable and accessible to all public works employees. As an added bonus, NIPSTA Members receive a 40% tuition discount.
Register soon, as these classes are sure to fill to capacity.
Confined Space Entry & Non-Entry – May 13 & October 7, 2013
Trenching & Competent Person– June 10 & September 20, 2013