Town of Vail employee named CIRSA Safety Champion award winner |

Town of Vail employee named CIRSA Safety Champion award winner

Daily Staff Report
Special to the DailyThe Town of Vail's Jim Hervert won the 2005 Colorado Intergovernmental Risk Sharing Agency's Safety Champion award.

VAIL – Jim Hervert won the 2005 CIRSA Safety Champion award. CIRSA (Colorado Intergovernmenal Risk Sharing Agency) provides insurance coverage to 225 municipalities through their Property and Casualty program. The Safety Champion award is given to just one Colorado municipal employee per year to recognize his or her commitment to safety in the workplace.Jim has been with the Town of Vail (TOV) since 1988 and is a Senior Heavy Equipment Operator. He holds multiple loader, grader, and heavy equipment certifications, is a graduate of the TOV Supervisor Academy and serves as Streets Superintendent when required.The TOV’s Safety Committee has been active for 10 years and Jim is an original member, representing the streets division.Hervert has more than 25-years of heavy equipment operation on public roads. He is a senior trainer for new operators and his efforts have contributed to the TOV receiving CIRSA’s lowest vehicle accident frequency award in 2003 and 2004.Hervert holds safety certifications in flagging, confined space entry, hazardous materials, and certifies CDL licensing. He has attended CIRSA’s safety culture program, CSA’s 3-day fundaments program and regularly attends both CSA and CIRSA conferences.Hervert’s initiative to improve the loss control and safety culture at TOV extends across department lines. On a recent safety inspection in the carpenter shop, a seven-inch Rockwell grinder was missing tool support plates below the grinding wheels. Hervert discovered that Rockwell no longer provided tool support rests for this particular unit. Working with the carpenter shop supervisor and welders, Hervert fabricated tool rests enhancing safe operation of this piece of equipment.Hervert assists other supervisors within the public works department with safety meeting presentations addressing section specific equipment and safety topics. Additionally, he holds co-workers accountable for wearing appropriate personal protective equipment.

VAIL – Vail Estates added Sidney Harrington to its real estate team.Harrington, a Vail resident since 1997, brings many years of valley-wide marketing knowledge to her position as broker associate.”I have known Sidney for several years, and am happy to have her on board. Sidney’s background which includes marketing, public relations, and sales has successfully groomed her for real estate”, said Theresa Smith, president of Vail Estates.Harrington relocated from Chicago in 1997 where she worked for Leo Burnett, USA, a full-service, international advertising agency. Harrington also worked for local companies Slifer Designs, Comcast and East West Technology, working in traditional marketing, public relations, sales, and client service roles.Smith said her active nature, friendly, accommodating manner, sharp attention to detail and strong focus for clients’ needs make her extremely effective both as a team player and a results-driven service professional.”I believe that my diverse interests and experience add value to servicing clients. Trust comes easily by being discreet, honest and ethical. These are the most important qualities that I can provide,” said, Harrington. Vail Estates is a boutique real estate firm located in Vail Village’s Mountain Haus next to the Covered Bridge. Call 970-845-1117 or go to Daily, Vail, Colorado

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