October 05, 2021
8:15AM - 4:00PM
University of Virginia
School of Continuing and Professional Studies
104 Midmont Lane
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Winter Road Maintenance operations are critical to the economic well-being and quality of life for Virginians all over the state. Instructor Tony DeCresie invites road supervisors, superintendents, public works and maintenance personnel, equipment operators, and city/town managers to a full-day workshop covering all aspects of winter road maintenance operations in Virginia.
This newly updated course covers a wide range of topics critical for anyone responsible for winter road maintenance and snow operations including:
- VDOT snow fighting policies and strategies
- The appropriate snow and ice control equipment and techniques for proper treatment of road surfaces under varied conditions
- “Best Practices” used by VDOT and local municipalities for Snow Operations
- Distinguishing between safe and unsafe practices during snow operations
- Off-Season Planning / Organizing / Preparations / Maintenance
- Anti-Icing and De-Icing – strategies, techniques and materials – how and when to use them based on different road temperatures and conditions
- Snow and Ice Control: Strategies, Techniques and Procedures
- Snow Fighting Equipment: What’s being used, when to use it, and how to use it safely and effectively
In addition to individual and group exercises and discussions – each attendee will receive valuable handouts and reference materials they can take home with them for future reference.
8:00 – 8:15am – Sign-in
8:15am – Noon
- Snow & Ice Control – Strategies, Techniques and Procedures
- Off-Season Planning, Preparation & Maintenance
- Anti-Icing & De-Icing: techniques, equipment and materials
12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch
- Resources for Planning and Preparation BEFORE and DURING Snow Operations
- Snow Plowing Equipment and Techniques for maximum productivity
- Winter Maintenance and Snow Operations SAFETY
4:00PM – Course Ends
Tony DeCresie brings a very diverse and extensive background spanning numerous industries and businesses – working with both public and private entities. He is a nationally recognized and awarded training manager with several different organizations over the past 25 years.
Tony’s primary area of focus revolves around transportation, highway & road work site safety training and heavy equipment operations safety.
Summary of Qualifications:
Ex-DOT Certified Safety Manager
Previous minority owner of Long Haul Trucking Business
Previous Director of Dump Truck Fleet Operations in private sector
CDL & Highway Road Work Site Safety Operations
Heavy Equipment Operations Management
Well versed in broad spectrum of OSHA and DOT Safety Training Topics
Freight Brokerage Association – Director of Training
Development of In-House Safety Training Programs
Trailering and Load Securement
Roadside Inspections, DOT Compliance Audits and Fleet Safety.
Excavation & Trenching Safety (Competent Person Certification)
Asphalt and Paving Operations
Road and Bridge Maintenance Operations and Safety
Public Works Operations Safety
Who Should Attend
Municipal officials, road commissioners, supervisors, and superintendents; public works and maintenance personnel; equipment operators; and county, city and/or town managers.
Registration and Payment
The following registration fees cover the session, all course materials and meals:
Local Government: $75.00
Private Industry: $300.00
Click here for UVA TTA's general registration information, cancellation policy, and refund policy. UVA TTA accepts the following credit cards: American Express, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover. Credit card information cannot be taken over the phone. Alternatively, after registering you can print out a voucher to send in with your payment. After you have completed the transaction you will receive an automatically generated email confirming registration and payment if applicable. Final confirmation and instructions will be sent out during the week prior to the class date.Don't have access to a computer? to get a paper registration form (PDF). Print it out, complete it, and email, mail or FAX it to our office following the instructions on the form. Include your check or government purchase order with your registration form. Please note that emailed or faxed-in registration forms will be considered as a "provisional booking" until payment is received. For more information, call our office at (434) 982-2897, fax at (434) 982-2856 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Registration Instructions for Employees of the Virginia Department of Transportation
VDOT employees must register through the VDOT Virtual Campus. Registration fees and related expenses for all VDOT employees will be paid from the VDOT Learning Services Center budget. Registrants should contact their District Training Coordinator or the VDOT Learning Services Center (Central Office employees) for instructions on how to seek reimbursement for travel expenses.
Due to current travel restrictions, VDOT employees are strongly encouraged to attend U. Va. TTA workshops on a day trip basis. Overnight travel requires permission from your District Administrator or Chief -- and in some cases higher levels of authority. If you require overnight lodging to attend a U. Va. TTA workshop, consult with your supervisor, District Training Coordinator, or VDOT Learning Services Center on travel approval procedures.