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NEWEA Safety Committee
Wastewater Facility Safety Survey for 2016 Work Year
The NEWEA Safety Committee is seeking feedback from your facility for our Annual Wastewater Safety Survey. The purpose of the survey is to:
* Increase safety awareness and minimize accidents/injuries.
* Collect regional accident and injury statistics and publish them for use by all wastewater professionals to benchmark their safety programs.
* Identify those areas and activities where accidents and injuries are occurring so that we can all better focus our safety efforts and plan resources for these areas in the future.
We would like to thank all of the facilities that returned 2015 work year surveys and we strongly encourage all facilities to return the attached 2016 survey in order to help us increase the value of its results.
As a "thank you" for your time and participation, we will enter each facility name from the completed surveys into a random drawing where six (6) facilities will be chosen to each win a $50 gas gift card. NOTE - One entry per facility.
Completed surveys are due no later than May 15, 2017.
Click here for the 2015 Safety Survey Results: http://www.newea.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/NEWEA-CY-2015-Survey-Results.pdf
COMPLETE IT ONLINE - The Safety Survey remains available online for use by each participating utility, and may be accessed through the following link: http://www.newea.org/about-us/committees/safety-committee/wastewater-safety-survey/
The 2016 survey is also available on the NEWEA website: http://www.newea.org/
Thank you in advance for your participation,
NEWEA Safety Committee
EEA Press Release - Continuing its commitment to working with communities and local partners to prevent and prepare for climate change, the Baker-Polito Administration today announced the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) grant program. The new grant program, which builds on Governor Baker’s Executive Order 569, will provide funding to cities and towns to complete a community-driven process to identify hazards and develop strategies to improve resilience. The announcement was made by state environmental officials at a tour of the Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls as part of the Commonwealth’s Earth Week celebration.
EEA expects to fund up to $500,000 in FY 2017 and an additional $500,000 in FY 2018. Funding amounts for each municipality are anticipated to range from $10,000-$50,000, depending on scope and need.
Through the MVP Program, municipalities will be better equipped to plan and prepare for climate change, and state government will gain a better understanding of the challenges communities face. Additionally, the program will help ensure coordinated statewide efforts and align programs with the critical challenges facing communities.
The program will be delivered by state-certified MVP providers using a standardized toolkit for assessing vulnerability and developing strategies, and the best available statewide climate projections and data. Upon successful completion of the program, municipalities will be designated as a “Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) program community,” which may lead to increased standing in future funding opportunities.