President’s Corner

SHWUA All-DAY CONFERENCE IS ON AUGUST 22, 2019
AT THE HUMBLE CONVENTION CENTER.
REGISTRATION STARTS AT 7:00 AM.

Bill Callegari will be at our Guest Speaker in Humble, Texas on August 22, 2019! YUPEE!

The program has been submitted for approval to TWUA for operator training renewal credit. For the licensed water & wastewater operators we have submitted for 8 hours of training credit. For your paid membership into TWUA/Sam Houston Chapter you can almost get the 10 hours per year recognized renewal training credit all in one day. That’s right! TCEQ requires 30 hours of renewal training credit for your 3 year license to renew. And believe it or not they would like to see the training spread out so you don’t run out of time waiting for the notice to renew from the TCEQ. You will normally get a notice from them 2 months ahead of the expiration date of the license. By then it’s almost too late to go find an approved training course and get 30 hours to renew. So your best option is to attend the monthly association meetings and the ALL – DAY CONFERENCE for the renewal hours.

MONTHLY SAFETY TIP: WORKING IN THE HEAT OSHA GENERAL DUTY CLAUSE SEC. 5 (b) 1910.132
Working in hot conditions creates health risks. Heat Cramps occur when the body loses too much salt from heavy exertion in heat. Heat Exhaustion occurs when the body can’t replace fluids from sweating. Heat Stroke occurs when the body no longer sweats and holds body heat internally to dangerous levels and is an extreme medical emergency. Take precautions to avoid Heat Stress by gradually adjusting to the heat and hot work areas. Wear light weight clothing, head covering, and drink plenty of water. 5 to 7 oz. of water are needed every 20 minutes during the heat of the day. Work at a steady pace, eat balanced meals, and take breaks out of the sun if possible. Outside shade can be 20 degrees cooler than standing in the direct heat. Watch for symptoms of heat stress: weakness, dizziness, nausea. Heat Stroke
Symptoms: Dry, hot, reddish skin and lack of sweating, high body temperature, and rapid pulse. So prepare your body & mind when working conditions are going to be HOT! BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT TEXANS DO!

Richard Steadman 2019 President