Half Day Chainsaw and Concrete Saw Safety and Maintenance Seminar (Rescheduled from March 23)
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Half Day Chainsaw and Concrete Saw Safety and Maintenance Seminar (Rescheduled from March 23)

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When: November 9, 2020
English: 7:30 AM-11:30 AM; Spanish: 12:30 PM-4:30 PM
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MNLA Office
1813 Lexington Avenue N
Roseville, Minnesota  55113
United States
Contact: 651-633-4987

Online registration is available until: 11/5/2020
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November 9, 2020 (Rescheduled from March 23)


  • Early Registration (By October 26, 2020)  --  MNLA Members: $49; Non-Members: $69
  • Regular Registration (After October 23, 2020) --  MNLA Members: $79; Non-Members: $99

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This half-day seminar is being offered in both English (morning) and Spanish (afternoon), and will provide landscape contractors important information related to OSHA chainsaw and concrete saw safety and maintenance. Please choose either the English speaking class or the Spanish speaking class.

English:  7:30 AM—11:30 AM (We've moved the English class to: Cedarholm Community Building, 2323 Hamline Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113)
Spanish:  12:30 PM—4:30 PM (MNLA Classroom: 1813 Lexington Avenue N, Roseville, MN  55113)

Chainsaw and Concrete Saw Safety and Maintenance Seminar (Clase de seguridad y mantenimiento de la motosierra y cortadora de concreto):

  • Short Chainsaw History — (La historia de la motosierra)
  • OSHA (PPE) Protective Clothing and Why, First Aid — (Indumentaria para protección personal y porque/Primeros auxilios)
  • Safety Features of Chainsaws and Concrete Saws — (Accesorios de seguridad de la motosierra y cortadora de concreto)
  • OSHA Starting Procedures, Rules and Regulations — (OSHA, Arranque correcto, reglas y leyes)
  • Safe Operating Procedures and Productivity — (Procedimientos del uso seguro de la motosierra y productividad)
  • Chainsaw Maintenance:  Daily, Weekly, Monthly — (Mantenimiento: diario, semanal, mensual)
  • Gasoline and 2 Cycle Oil — (Gasolina y aceite de dos tiempos)
  • Chain Sharpening — (Afilar cadena de corte)

Professor Armando Actis is an OSHA instructor for the landscaping and construction industry at the College of Dupage, where he teaches English, foreign languages, and 4-cycle and 2-cycle small engine classes (including teardown, troubleshooting, and maintenance). He provides end-user operation, application, and maintenance training for anyone—from the casual user to OSHA professionals—on safety and correct use of landscaping and construction equipment.

Professor Actis earned a New Jersey Teaching Certificate, a B.A. in English (minor in Spanish) from St. Peter’s University, and an M.A. in education and an honorary doctorate in literature and letters from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, where he taught English.

Additionally, he holds an associate’s degree in applied science in marine and small engine technology. He also worked at STIHL Inc., where he earned a STIHL Gold Certified Technician degree.

MNLA Registration Refund Policy: For all education events, MNLA will gladly make a full refund of your registration fee if cancellation notice is received more than two business days in advance of the event. In the two business days prior to the event, a 50 percent refund will be given. No refunds will be given for no-shows or cancellations made the day of the event. Cancellations may be made in writing, by fax, or by telephone call received at the MNLA office during normal business hours.

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