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Roads Scholar #6:
Heavy Equipment Safety & Maintenance
for Local Agencies
About the Course
This course is designed to provide safety and maintenance best practices for those who work on and around heavy construction equipment.
Each year, workers are killed and thousands sustain serious injuries while working on and around heavy equipment. The majority of these accidents are caused by human error and most are preventable. This class will provide general safety tips - and describe the responsibilites each worker has in ensuring their own safety and that of the public. It will also focus on all aspects of equipment maintenance from pre-start and shutdown inspection of equipment, to operator checks, and periodic maintenance.
The instructor will explain the importance of proper maintenance practices as they relate to keeping equipment operating costs down, getting the best performance, and ensuring equipment is operating safety.
Who Should Attend
This class is suitable for operators, foreman, superintendents, field maintenance, workshop mechanics and others who may be interested in the course topics.
Registration/Check-in 7:00 a.m.
Class 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
CLASS FULL - Lake Charles — 11/28/2023
White Oak Landing
5584 River Road
Lake Charles, LA 70615
Lafayette - 11/29/23
Lafayette Utilities System (LUS)
1314 Walker Road
Lafayette, LA 70506
*This location only - Registration 8:00AM; Class 8:30AM-3:30PM
Gonzales - 12/5/23
Lamar Dixon Banquest Room
9039 S. St. Landry Ave
Gonzales, LA 70737
CLASS FULL - Baton Rouge - 12/5/23CLASS FULL - New Orleans - 12/6/23
TTEC Building, Room 100
4099 Gourrier Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
New Orleans Regional Transportation Management Center (NORTMC)
10 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70124
Alexandria - 12/13/23
Public Works Complex
2021 Industrial Park Road
Alexandria, LA 71303
West Monroe - 12/14/23
Cheniere Lake Lodge
104 Cheniere Lake Lodge
West Monroe, LA 71292
Dwight worked as Supervisor of the Louisiana DOTD's Heavy Equipment Shop from 2016 until his retirement in 2021. He began his career as a fleet mechanic and soon became specialized in heavy duty equipment maintenance, OSHA inspections on aerial lift equipment, and environmental health and safety. During his 37+ years with Bell South and AT&T, he worked on weather-related emergencies and storm restoration. He was part of an Emergency Restoration Team in 2004 that provided restoration services after Florida's devastation from several hurricanes. He has received recognition awards from the White House Communications Office for his work in providing communication for the President and Vice President during visits to Missisippi. Dwight has also been a fire fighter since 1988 serving as training officer, safety officer, fire chief (for five years), and presently serves as a Certified Incident Safety Officer. He received training and certification from the Fire Department Safety Officers Association, and numerous trainings through LSU Fireman's Training. Throughout his career, Dwight worked on and operated a vast array of vehicles and equipment - from bullbozers to bridge inspection trucks to floating fire pumps to 105-foot aerial platforms.
Fees & Cancellations for RS#6
$25 for Public Agencies
$50 Private Agencies
Credit card payments are accepted through the online registration system. Checks or money orders are also accepted.
Make checks payable to:
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
Mail checks to:
4099 Gourrier Avenue, Baton Rouge,
ATTN: Victor Lockwood
Registration is required one week in advance of class. Failure to cancel at least 72 hours prior will result in a forfeit of the registration fee. Participant substitution is available.
Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
Professional Development Hour (PDH) credit will be awarded as follows: six (6) PDHs for RS#6. LTRC is a Louisiana State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, approved Sponsor/Provider of Continuing Professional Development.
Contact the LTAP Office via:
Phone: (225) 767-9717
Fax: (225) 767-9156
The Louisiana Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) is a cooperative effort between the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and Louisiana State University (LSU). LTAP serves the needs of local transportation agencies and is a part of the Louisiana Transportation Research Center (LTRC).