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Transportation Information Center

Equipment Use and Workplace Safety See upcoming dates

Workshop Overview

This course fulfills, in part, the requirements of the Wisconsin Public Works Supervisory Academy and Public Works Management Institute, as recognized by the American Public Works Association and Wisconsin Chapter APWA.

Who Should Attend?

  • Public works supervisors who wish to sharpen their skills
  • Supervisors and managers new to the field of public works
  • Public works employees who wish to prepare for advancement
  • Public works engineers who are new to management
  • Public works professionals engaged in the APWA Donald C. Stone Center leadership and management career path

Workshop Outline

Elements of an Effective Safety and Health Program

Workplace Safety Committees

Investigating Accidents

Conducting an Effective Job Hazard Analysis


"I found the process to finding the root cause of an event useful."

"Sharing of experiences between municipalities and instructors knowledge of safe practices were most useful."

"Liked the interactive format, not just leading a PowerPoint. It kept my attention throughout the day."

"The overall presentation and material covered was excellent. Nicole was very knowledgeable and kept the class interesting."

"Great class that had a lot of beneficial material. A lot of the material can be applied immediately."


Nicole O'Connor

Nicole O'Connor is currently the Assistant Area Director with the Madison Area OSHA Office with expertise specializing in Industrial Hygiene. Prior to joining OSHA in 2006, Mrs. O’Connor worked as a Project Manager for an environmental, health and safety consulting firm, providing occupational safety training, industrial hygiene monitoring, safety program and policy development, compliance auditing, and environmental reporting. Mrs. O’Connor received both her Bachelor of Science - Biology, and Master of Science - Occupational Safety, from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Benjamin Jordan

Benjamin J. Jordan, PE is a program director with Interdisciplinary Professional Programs in the transportation sector. He has over 35 years of experience in civil engineering and public works. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and a Master of Public Affairs degree with a Certificate in Public Management from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois.

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