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VISTA Offers Utility Gas Meter Change-out Safety Video via Innovative Public-Private Sector Partnership

Updated: Mar 15

Waterford, WI (June 20, 2012) - VISTA Training, Inc. has formed a strategic partnership with the Consortium for Advanced Research in Gas Industries (CARGI) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to be the exclusive sales agent for its gas meter change-out safety video. The "Protecting Yourself from Injuries: Gas Meter Change-out Guide" safety video was developed by CARGI specifically for gas utility employees and contractors. It describes the best ways to prevent injuries while performing residential and industrial/commercial gas meter installation, service and repair. CARGI developed this safety training program as a result of a research project it conducted to identify the most common types of injuries that can occur during gas meter change-outs – including back, neck and knee pain. The video outlines safe work practices to help workers avoid such injuries. CARGI is dedicated to improving ergonomics, safety, productivity and quality in the gas and related utility industries. The consortium is made up of member companies in the Midwest and eastern U.S., representing gas and electric utilities, ancillary organizations, suppliers and consultants. CARGI is headquartered near the UW-Milwaukee campus, where it has an extensive research laboratory for studying musculoskeletal injuries. It also conducts extensive in-field research to identify and address potential job-site safety hazards, using a combination of its staff and UW graduate students. VISTA Training, Inc., founded in 1991, provides training solutions for people involved in earthmoving, excavating, utility and mining applications. It’s “Start Smart” slogan is well-recognized and respected in the construction, municipal and utility industries, which VISTA has served for over 20 years. “The Gas Meter Change-out Guide is an excellent complement to our product line, which already includes a number of training programs we developed for the National Utility Contractor Association,” explains VISTA Training CEO Bruce Rabe. “We especially like the fact that the safe work practices CARGI recommends are based on extensive field data collected and analyzed by its staff. That brings some valuable real-world credibility to its recommendations.” For more information about the Gas Meter Change-out Guide, please visit the VISTA website. For more information, please contact: Marketing Manager VISTA Training Inc. Ph: 262-514-2886 ext. 305 E-mail:

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