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September 25, 2014

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Day of Remembrance

A group of St. Louis employees coordinated a Ride for Remembrance event to honor fallen workers and raise money to benefit the 1033 Benevolent fund. Driving antique cars and riding motorcycles, the group started at the TMC in Chesterfield and ended at the statewide Fallen Workers Memorial in Jefferson City.

SL Ride for Remembrance TMC
The group leaves the TMC early morning and head to Jefferson City for the statewide Fallen Workers Memorial.
SL District Ride For Remembrance
SL District Employees line up to begin the Ride for Remembrance on Sept. 18 in Chesterfield.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family members and district employees gathered on Sept. 18 to honor the memory of the SL MoDOT workers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The memorial ceremony was led by District Engineer Greg Horn.  

SL Fallen Workers Ceremony
Family members honor lost loved ones at the SL district memorial ceremony.
Greg Horn SL Fallen Workers Memorial
SL District Engineer Greg Horn leads the memorial ceremony in front of the district office.

MoDOT hosts annual Safety Fair in North St. Louis County

 
Every year children sustain injuries from car accidents because of improper car seat installation. Last Saturday, hundreds of families with small children attended the annual SHOW ME Safety Fair to ensure that the car seats in their vehicles were safely secured. 
Safety Fair
Sergeant Al Nothum from MO Highway Patrol explains to families how the Seat Belt Convincer works at the Safety Fair.

MoDOT, along with the Missouri Coalition for Safety, hosted the fair to raise safety and health awareness in the north county St. Louis community.  

During the safety fair MoDOT and its community partners educated drivers on the importance of buckling up, the use of bike helmets, household safety, and health and wellness.  Along with safety tips and education, families received free refreshments, bike helmets, health screening, and giveaways.

“This is the type of event that benefits the community in a huge way. It gives us the chance to educate the public and it also brings the Police, Fire Department and other local agencies closer to the community,” said Sergeant Al Nothum, Missouri Highway Patrol. 

This fair is part of the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety’s initiative to reduce the number of roadway fatalities in Missouri using education and outreach, and as part of a continued effort to increase the percentage of child safety seat usage in households through demonstration and car seat checks.

Additional sponsors for the event included Kohl's 4 Kids and SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center.



Crew Leaders Prepare for Advancement

 

Peer Today Boss Tomorrow Training
Wentzville Maintenance Supervisor Larry Evans (standing) teaches the first part of the Peer Today Boss Tomorrow class at Barrett Station.

District crew leaders learned how to become more effective in a supervisory role through an eight hour segment training course held earlier this month at the Barrett Station facility. The training course, Peer Today Boss Tomorrow, is part of the nine month crew leaders’ series training and is designed to prepare maintenance workers for career advancement.

As part of the Maintenance Leadership Academy, the crew leaders’ series provides prospective leaders with the knowledge, tools and skills necessary for the next supervisory level within MoDOT maintenance.

This year’s final semester for the crew leaders’ series is in session and maintenance workers are taking full advantage of the training program. This semester focuses on performance management and how to supervise friends and older employees.

As part of the Maintenance Leadership Academy, the crew leaders’ series expected outcomes include:

  • A thorough understanding of how to effectively manage maintenance
  • Understanding how to deal with difficult employees or co-workers
  • Being prepared for promotion when the opportunity arises
  • Improving staff morale

“This is a great resource to keep in your toolbox for supervision. It provides crew leaders with great work ethics,” said Kevin Mullins, maintenance crew leader.

Applications for next year’s session are being accepted from Oct. 1 to Nov. 30. For additional information please contact the human resources department.

 

 
 
 
 

For more info

Marie Elliott
Customer Relations Manager
St. Louis District
314-453-1807
Marie.Elliott@modot.mo.gov

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