Winter Driving Tips
* Your vehicle should have weather-appropriate tires.
* The anti-freeze should register to -30/-40 degrees below zero.
* Make sure your wipers are working properly and blades are in good condition.
* Make sure window wash receptacle is filled with washer fluid.
* Create a ‘cold weather’ kit:
* Flashlight with extra batteries
* Snow brush
* Jumper cables
* Extra washer fluid
* Small snow shovel
* Be aware of weather report and road conditions before starting your trip.
* Always leave more space between you and the vehicle in front of you.
* Do not use cruise control or overdrive on any snow or ice-covered road.
* Keep the gas tank at least half full.
* Never warm up your vehicle in a closed garage.
* Take more time to stop.
* If you have ABS, do not pump the brakes — press brake pedal firmly.
* Be prepared for the unexpected.
* Remember, there may be animals in the roadway.
Vermont 2-1-1 Monthly Report
A Message from the Director, MaryEllen Mendl
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Upcoming Vermont environmental, health and safety seminars from various providers:
SAFETY & HEALTH:
|ServSafe® Food Protection Manager seminar, Date:12/6/2013, Time:8:30 AM TO 5:00 PM, Doubletree Burlington Hotel, 1117 Williston Rd., South Burlington , VT 05403. ServSafe® certification is highly recommended by the Vermont Health Department. Who Should Attend? Managers, Cooks, Chefs, Bartenders, Supervisors, Owners, Culinary Teachers, Dietary Aides, Caterers, and anyone who prepares, handles, or serves food for the public. http://www.vtchamber.com/networking-events/Calendar_details.aspx?EventID=3120 Cost: $185 per person, non-member ; $135 per person, Vermont Chamber member. Includes textbook, exam, tuition, and beverages (coffee, tea, and water). Lunch not included. Deadline to Register: November 25. Call 802-262-2114 with questions.
10-Hour General Industry Safety and Health Course, December 9-10, 2013, Time: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM, Location: Rockingham, Vermont The OSHA Outreach Training Program for General Industry provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in general industry workplaces. Its purpose is to promote workplace safety and health. The program also provides information regarding workers’ rights and employer responsibilities. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive an OSHA General Industry Safety and Health 10-Hour card, 2 Days, December 9 and 10, 2013, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM. Cost is $150 per person; Contact Chip Siler, phone 802.428.2595; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Bob DeSiervo, phone 802.365.7179; e-mail email@example.com
Green Mountain Safety Consulting, L.L.C. – In Alliance with the Hickok & Boardman Network of Companies –Burlington offices
|December 12||How Safety Can Affect Your Business in 2014|
AGC/VT To Provide HAZ-COM Global Harmonization Training
Montpelier: Friday, November 14; 8:00 AM – Noon (AGC/VT Training Center)
Montpelier: Friday, December 6; 8:00 AM – Noon (AGC/VT Training Center)
Rutland: Tuesday, December 19; 8:00 AM – Noon (Location TBA)
Employers have until December 31 to train employees on the new OSHA standard. The new rules are even more prescriptive and complicated than usual. Fee: $99/pp Light Breakfast included, Maximum 20 Students per class Register now to reserve your place, FAX your contact information to: 802-223-1809
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vermont Forklift Train the Trainer Class
RUTLAND, Asa Bloomer State Office Building, Room 266, Thursday, Dec 19, 8:30-3:00. Location: WILLISTON, VTC Blair Park, Room 401, Thursday, Jan 9, 8:30-3:00
PLATTSBURGH (NY), North Country Chamber of Commerce, Tuesday, Feb 11, 8:00-2:30. Did you know that (V)OSHA requires that all Fork Truck operators be trained by a “qualified person”? This forklift training is designed for powered lift truck operators in manufacturing, construction and retail. A complete overview of 29 CFR 1910.178 (V)OSHA standards will be followed with a discussion on load balance, characteristics and truck components, engineering design, fueling, and fundamentals of operation, with a hands on forklift safety inspection. This course is primarily a train-the-trainer seminar, and can be used to fulfill the classroom component of (V)OSHA requirements. Valuable handouts and lunch included. Registration is $150 per person, contact Bruce Gray at Landrock@verizon.net or 518-562-1462.
SAVE THE DATE for the 2014 Worksite Wellness Conference, March 27, 2014, in Burlington, VT. Conference info. will be posted at: http://vermontfitness.org/
FIND Vermont Safety seminars at: www.vshc.org events calendar (the Vermont Safety & Health Council, is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to promoting workplace safety education, and is a great resource for anyone with safety in their job description. Your company should be a member!)
December 12, – 8 hour HAZWOPER Refresher Training. This 8 hour annual refresher course is for individuals trained per the OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) standard at Cardno ATC, 171 Commerce St. Williston, VT 05495. Call Eric Nehrbauer at 802-862-1980 to register
Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence.
The awards recognize the actions taken by individuals and organizations to conserve and protect natural resources, prevent pollution, and promoted sustainability. Application due date: January 27, 2014. For more detail see: http://www.eaovt.org/gap/index.htm
Vermont Environmental Consortium Presents Annual Meeting & TRADE SHOW – CELEBRATING ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN VERMONT’S ENVIRONMENTAL & ENERGY BUSINESS SECTORS. Thursday, NOVEMBER 21st, 2013, 8:00AM – 6:00PM. Presentations & Workshops: Opera House, 67 Merchants Row, Downtown Rutland, VT 05701
Highlights: * Financing Innovation Panel Moderated by Janice St. Onge, VSJF; panelists Will Rapp, Gardner’s Supply; Eli Moulton, Merrick, Merrick & Moulton; Luke Shullenberger, Green Lantern Development Corporation; Tim David, Fresh Tracks Capital * Environmental & energy businesses on display! * Tours of the Green Mountain Power Energy Innovation Center * Celebration of Vermont educational Institutions’ award winning environmental projects & programs. Presenters: * GMP President Mary Powell * Governor Peter Shumlin (invited) * Rutland Mayor Chris Louras
* Matt Dunne Director of Public Affairs for Google. REGISTER NOW!! More info. or to Register via this link.
HAZARDOUS WASTE & Hazardous MATerials TRAINING, Cerberus EHS Seminars – Meeting RCRA, OSHA, and US DOT Training Requirements, For more information contact: email@example.com or call: (802) 321-9005
For the past eight years I have been involved, in one way or another, with the Green Mountain United Way Kaleidoscope of Talent. This year, I am the volunteer coordinator Chair! The 8th Annual Kaleidoscope of Talent will take place on Saturday March 8th, 2014.
I am hoping you will consider being a member of the committee along with me. I believe we could accomplish the task in three or less meetings.
Since this is the 8th time the Kaleidoscope of Talent has been produced we do not have to re-invent the wheel. Several documents are all ready and will be a great aid to our committee. The most urgent task will be contacting businesses to purchase ads for the 2014 program with a dead line of February 7th. Of course finding acts to audition will be a top priority.
Many of the tasks on the TO DO LIST have persons already in place for 2014. Please let me know if you would like to help out on the Committee, you may call my phone below. If not in person perhaps via email you might be able to take part in this most wonderful community event.
410 Camp Street
Barre, Vermont 05641
(802) 622-0376 Cell (802) 522-7649
It feels good to give.
Blood donors report feeling a sense of great satisfaction after making their donation. Why? Because helping others in need just feels good.
Free Parenting Workshops:
| Thursday November 7th, 14th, and 21st from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Can you believe it? We are offering FREE parenting workshops!! We are super excited for the next series of workshops coming up. November’s workshop series is offered in the evening from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. For the first workshop series, Alora Goodkind, midwife and massage therapist will guide us in practicing the wonderfully beneficial art of Infant Massage. We’ll learn all about how to keep babies clean, dry and green. At the second workshop of the series, Cloth Diapering 101, with guru Marcela Williamson. For our third offering this series, clinical herbalist Andie Barger will lead a workshop on Herbal Care for families where we’ll learn how to use herbs with our families and make our own herbal products to bring home! If you are interested in attending please sign up in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (802) 595-7953
Do you know a dream volunteer? Your next door neighbor? Your mother-in-law?