The Utility Expo, owned and run by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), has signed an agreement with the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) to increase educational offerings at this year’s trade show in Louisville, Kentucky, 26-28 September, 2023.
“Safety has always been a front-and-centre issue for The Utility Expo. From the equipment that utility professionals use onsite, to the potentially hazardous environments they can find themselves in, safety needs to always be priority number one,” said The Utility Expo Show director John Rozum. “The people at ATSSA understand that a lot of utility work is done in and around traffic and they have put together a great education agenda to help keep utility pros safe when the traffic cones come out.”
The education programmes ATSSA will be presenting at The Utility Expo are targeted to help participants expand their knowledge about traffic safety while on the job. Education topics include Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), emerging safety technologies, liability and exposure, becoming a traffic control technician and earning ATSSA Flagger Certification.
“Utility crews are always safety-minded when it comes to getting people’s lights on and water running,” said Donna Clark, vice-president of education and technical services at ATSSA. “We’re glad the show has invited us in to keep utility pros up to speed on not just how to keep their teams safe, but how to keep everyone who comes near a utility jobsite that impacts a roadway safe.”
The Utility Expo, a biennial events, is the largest US event for utility professionals and construction contractors seeking comprehensive insights into the latest industry technologies, innovations and trends.
The equipment manufacturing industry in the United States supports 2.8 million jobs and contributes roughly $288bn to the economy every year.