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District honored with ACWA JPIA LaBounty Safety Award

The Association of California Water Agencies Joint Powers Insurance Authority has awarded the H.R. LaBounty Safety Award to the District for innovation in establishing new approaches to field work that include the purchase of a free-standing aluminum bridge crane and electric chain hoist to assist in the welding of gates and the transport of heavy equipment. Staff was honored for taking the initiative to research options, conduct a job safety analysis, develop a safety sheet and standard operating procedure, and conduct training to ensure that best practices and safety standards are followed in the use of the equipment.