Chicago Water Department Update Safety 7/21/06
On July 21, 2006, I was present when Ralph Cortez the Central District gave a demonstration in front of the new City of Chicago Department of Water Management Laborers. Ralph is the Caulker-in-Charge of the Day Hydrant Truck. Ralph was very professional and showed some tips on working safe. After, a demonstration was held by Claude Driver a Chicago Licensed Plumber that runs the Valve Truck. Claude showed the proper way to work the valves on and off. I hope more new City of Chicago Employees get the proper safety training. This should reduce the millions spent on injuries. Thanks also to Pete and Chief. Thank you Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times. Worker Safety in Chicago is Job One. Patrick McDonough.