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Highway Department keeping busy this winter

by jmaloni
Thu, Feb 23rd 2012 07:00 am

The Town of Niagara Highway Department is busy enhancing its safety equipment to perform better on the roads. Highway Superintendent Robert Herman said his department is taking full advantage of the extreme mild winter by upgrading all safety equipment, especially in view of an accident involving a county highway truck a couple weeks ago.

"You really need to do all you can to give your crews the tools and equipment to work safely every day. This winter we have painted and built new barricades, purchased new cones, safety vests, and the men have added additional lighting to our trucks, which will allow them to be safer at roadside," Herman said.

He also has implemented a weekly safety meeting.

"Every Monday morning, we talk about safety issues that can affect our health and safety on the job or at home," he said, noting the opportunity to talk about safety concerns does make a difference.

Shown is the Highway Department's Jim Scalzo.

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