Water Well Journal

June 2016

Water Well Journal

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Variety of Products to Keep You Safe at Job Site Offered by NGWA An assortment of products from NGWA are available for you to consider to stay safe at the job site, including: • Produced in collaboration with the video production com- pany Training Without Boredom, Drill Safe, Drill Smart is a 30-minute DVD produced in an informative but fun fash- ion that keeps viewers alert to the important details. Suit- able to the drilling of both domestic water supply and environmental wells because many of the same hazards apply, the video is not just for new drill crew employees, but also seasoned workers who may need a refresher on safe practices. Drill Safe, Drill Smart covers the most common causes of drill site accidents: slips, trips, and falls; materials han- dling; chemicals; machine guarding; and electrocution. In addition to the video, the DVD includes printable docu- ments—a job safety analysis form, lighting guidelines, pre- trip inspection form, and safety assessment plan. • Drill Safe, Drill Smart and a similar DVD, Pump Safe, Pump Smart, are both available in Spanish. The two items are an ideal way to train Spanish-speaking crew members to assure they always practice safe habits when at job sites. • Detailed discussions on safety are now easy to have with Safety Meetings for the Groundwater Industry. A set of 52 sheets printed on two-part carbonless paper, the safety sheets are designed to enable companies to have weekly safety meetings on a different industry-specific subject each week of the year. Each sheet contains talking points, areas to write down related topics and employee recom- mendations, and employee and manager signatures. Among the topics covered are heat-related illnesses, eye protection, excavation safety, slips and falls, confined spaces, and safe footwear. • NGWA's Model Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Manual–CD provides a complete safety program manual for those working in the groundwater industry. It can be viewed on a computer or printed and stored in a three-ring binder. It also contains a version you can edit so you can add specific company information. NGWA's 18-page Employee Safety Manual handbook is a companion to the Model Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Manual– CD and covers 30 safety-related topics. To learn more or to purchase these products, visit the NGWA bookstore at www.NGWA.org, or call (800) 551-7379 (614-898-7791). New Video Tool to Help with Private Well Financing Is Available for the Groundwater Industry A new video tool is available for water well contractors to help customers find smart ways to finance needed new well construction or major renovation, NGWA announced. The LOG The Groundwater NGWA Association SM Press waterwelljournal.com 16 June 2016 WWJ

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