Fall 2016 Connecticut Technology Transfer Newsletter

We are pleased to share the latest issue of the “Connecticut Technology Transfer” newsletter from the CT Technology Transfer Center at UCONN. fall2016newslettercover

In this issue:

  • Supervisor’s Signpost – a new series of supervisory skill development tips
  • Winter Weather Road Maintenance Q & A
  • Tips from Tony – Local Road Safety
  • New England APWA Chapter Update
  • Town Crier: Stories from our CT Local Agencies

Click Here to read the complete newsletter.

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33rd Annual CASHO-CIRMA Snow Plow Safety Roadeo

cashoThe Connecticut Association of  Street & Highway Officials, Inc. (CASHO) and the Connecticut Interlocal Risk Management Agency (CIRMA) is hosting their 33rd Annual CASHO-CIRMA Snow Plow Safety Roadeo. The event is taking place on Thursday, October 13, 2016 in Wallingford, CT at the New Life Church. (Exit 15, I-91 to High Hill Road)

Registration begins at 8:00am and the Competition will begin at 9:00am.

For further information call: 860-346-4834

To download the event registration form click-here.

Return completed forms to: CASHO, Inc. P.O. Box 47, Middletown, CT 06457

Or fax completed forms to: 860-346-4964

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Protecting Workers from the Effects of Heat Quiz

Click Here to download the Protecting Workers from the Effects of Heat quiz. protecting workers from the heat
The first person to correctly answer all 8 questions and email them to regina.hackett@uconn.edu will win a free spot in the T2 training of their choice for themselves or someone of their choosing.

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2016 Roadway Safety Poster Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Roadway Safety Poster Contest!

Paul Mercier, K-1 Winner

Paul Mercier, K-1 Winner

Earlier this year the Connecticut Technology Transfer Center asked students from around the state to help promote roadway safety through art. After visiting the PBS Kids’ Ruff Ruffman Driving website (a site to access resources including games and surveys to encourage kids to become better passengers and to play an active role in helping parents to keep their eyes on the road), students in grades K-6 submitted their poster designs depicting how to be safe as a pedestrian, bicyclist, or driver. All submitted entries were reviewed by a panel of roadway safety professionals from the Connecticut Department of Transportation, and a winner and honorable mention were selected for three age categories: K-1st grade, 2nd-4th grade and 5th-6th grade.

Ismael Ingles, 2-4 Winner

Ismael Ingles, 2-4 Winner

Thursday, April 7th, the three winners and three honorable mentions were invited to attend the Connecticut Work Zone Safety Press Conference held at the Newington Department of Transportation building. There, the students were presented with ribbons and gift baskets to honor their artistic achievements.

As a special surprise police officers and public works professionals from each of the student’s respective hometowns were invited to attend and give their congratulations.

Michaela Roach, 5-6 Winner

Michaela Roach, 5-6 Winner

 

Job well done, kids!

Mason Romanoff, K-1 Honorable Mention

Mason Romanoff, K-1 Honorable Mention

Dayeishla Martinez Salgado, 2-4 Honorable Mention

Dayeishla Martinez Salgado, 2-4 Honorable Mention

 

Shota Pinkowski, 5-6 Honorable Mention

Shota Pinkowski, 5-6 Honorable Mention

 

 

 

 

 

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Spring 2016 Connecticut Technology Transfer Newsletter

We are please to share the latest issue of the “Connecticut Technology Transfer” newsletter from the CT Technology Transfer Center at UCONN.

In this issue: 2016SpringCover

  • Congratulations Richard Kaczer, Town of Cheshire
  • The Town of Wethersfield – Making a Difference in Local Road Safety
  • 2016 Annual Roadway Safety Poster Contest for Children
  • Transportation Leadership Program Begins its Fourth Cohort
  • 2016 Updates from the Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center
  • Town Crier: Stores from Our CT Local Agencies

Click Here to read the complete newsletter

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Red Cross Safety Tips During Winter Weather

red cross 1“We want to remind people of some important  information that will help them weather this storm and safely cleanup after it departs”, said American Red Cross spokesperson Stefanie Arcangelo (regarding a storm in the beginning of February).

Here are some Red Cross storm tips.  Click on the below links to review “Red Cross Safety Reminders During Winter Weather” and “Winter Storm Safety Checklist” (the checklist is written in both English and Spanish)

Red Cross Safety Reminders During Winter Weather

WinterStormChecklist

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Save the Date! Electrical Safety Training Program – April 20th

Attention Public Works Community!

Warren Rogers and Garry Daigle, from Eversource , have been kind enough to offer to partner with the statewide ESF#3 (Public Works) members to provide an Electrical Safety Training on April 20th in Berlin, CT. Click on the link to see the flyer with the learning objectives. Registration Flyer for Electrical Safety Training – April 20th (2)

There is no registration fee to participate in this training. Each town, who is interested, will need to provide a number of participants to Walt Adamatz (email included in the flyer). Please do not register for this training on the T2 center website, this is being hosted by our Region 2 and Region 4 ESF#3 Committees.

If you have new staff members, this is a great opportunity for them to receive a very important training from one of the best instructors.

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