April’s Meeting Announcement

The next CSREM Roundtable meeting is Tuesday, April 11th at 10:00.

The professional development topic is “Suicide in the Workplace and Prevention Methods.”  According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Construction and Extraction workers account for 10.8% of the nation’s suicides and according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, suicide (11) was the leading single cause of workplace fatalities in 2013, followed by falls (10) as the second.

Our speakers will be Shamera Simpson, The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) Area Director, Eastern MA and RI; Kelley Cunningham,  Commonwealth of Massachusetts Assistant Director of the Suicide Prevention Program, and Timothy Irving, OSHA Assistant Regional Administrator will be presenting on this topic.  Highlights of this presentation will focus on facts about occupational suicide as reported by the CDC, Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health;  AFSP will present a suicide prevention training called Talk Saves Lives and MA Division of Violence and Injury Prevention will review available resources and update on local initiatives targeted at the CSREM membership.

To preview reports, go to: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6525a1.htm?s_cid=mm6525a1_w , https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2016/article/suicide-in-the-workplace.htm  , http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dph/occupational-health/alert/2013.pdf

The sponsor for this month’s meeting is Raymond C. Coia, Administrator, New England Laborers¹ Health and Safety Fund and meeting hosted by Kevin McCarthy of Liberty Mutual. The meeting is being held at Liberty Mutual Conference Center, Riverside Office Park, 20 Riverside Road, Weston, MA 02493. If ya get lost, call Kevin on his cell phone # 617-512-0848 or Nancy on her phone # 617-959-4414.

As customary, please RSVP to Nancy Hughes of OHS Training & Consulting Inc. at nancy.ohstc@gmail.com, by this Friday April 07th to insure your name is on the security badge list and an accurate head count is provided for the luncheon.

March Meeting Announcement

NOTICE: Due to the forecast of inclement weather the March meeting is postponed to April 11, 2017 and will be held at Liberty Mutual with the same topic as originally scheduled .

 

Hello Roundtable folks,

The next CSREM Roundtable meeting is Tuesday, March 14th at 10:00. The professional development topic is Violence in the workplace.

Although originally schedule for June 2016 meeting, circumstances out of control of the original speaker prevented them from presenting Workplace Violence. The Roundtable Steering Committee is pleased to announce we have resurrected the Workplace Violence topic which will be presented by Lisa Sullivan of OSHA Region 1 Boston Office. Lisa is an OSHA Industrial Hygienist and has taken the lead role for this topic in Region 1.

As of March 2017, Galen Blanton has assumed the Regional Administrator Position for Region 1.

The sponsor and host for this month’s meeting is Raymond C. Coia, Administrator, New England Laborers¹ Health and Safety Fund and hosted by Kevin McCarthy of Liberty Mutual. The meeting is being held at Liberty Mutual Conference Center, Riverside Office Park, 20 Riverside Road, Weston, MA 02493. If ya get lost, call Kevin on his cell phone # 617-512-0848 or Nancy on her phone # 617-959-4414.

As customary, please RSVP to Nancy Hughes of OHS Training & Consulting Inc. at nancy.ohstc@gmail.com , by this Friday March 10th to insure your name is on the security badge list and an accurate head count is provided for the luncheon.

Additional Information:

Hello Roundtable membership,

Below please find supporting OSHA document to augment Lisa Sullivan, Regional Workplace Violence Coordinator’s, presentation to our Tuesday Roundtable meeting, to include:

CPL 02-01-058 effective date 1/10/2017: https://www.osha.gov/OshDoc/Directive_pdf/CPL_02-01-058.pdf, OSHA Compliance Directive on Enforcement Procedures and Scheduling for Occupational Exposure to Workplace Violence. I suggest one read the above indicated brand-new workplace violence CPL before the meeting as background for Lisa’s presentation. Caution before you print out this doc it is 53 pages long. This doc cancels CPL 02-01-052 September 08, 2011. As indicated in CPL 02-01-058 the following construction requirements, while not all-inclusive, shall be considered as appropriate:

  • Section 5(a)(1)
  • 23
  • 35

Additional relevant info. Source is Conn-OSHA John Able at 860-263-6902 email john.able@ct.gov:

  • The May 16, 2017 CONN-OSHA Breakfast Roundtable Discussion Group subject will be “Active Shooter Awareness and Preparedness training.” To register send an e-mail to able@ct.gov,
  • The CT Safety Society is presenting “Veteran Safety Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the Workplace” on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 in Rocky Hill, CT. This no cost event will be held at the Veteran & Family Center, Group Training Center, 25 Elm Street, Rocky Hill, CT. Over the years, there has been much research on the effects of PTSD on veterans and other stressful occupations. This presentation is designed to provide general information on the facts and myths of PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), symptoms, management and free resources available. Mr. James Duncan, Outreach Coordinator, Hartford Vet Center will be the presenter. There is ample parking in the rear. Questions call Larry French at 860-301-0684.

Glenn E. Narrow

Charter Chairperson

CSREM

February’s Meeting Announcement

From Glenn:

“Hello Roundtable folks, 

The next CSREM Roundtable meeting is Tuesday, February 14th at 10:00. The professional development topic is Managing-Fire-Safety-On-Your-Construction-Project.

Peter C. Harrod, P.E.  Principal, Code Red Consultants, LLC, Fire and Life Safety Specialty Consultants will provide an enlightening presentation regarding the recent adoption of the new Massachusetts Fire Prevention Code and it’s reference to NFPA 241, property managers need to understand their responsibility associated with construction fire safety.  This program will outline the scoping provisions associated with these requirements, while providing us a clear understanding as to the role of the newly introduced Fire Prevention Program Manager.  Pete will outline the general contents of a formal Construction Safety Program and explain how it is different, yet supplemented by a fire protection Impairment Plan.  Attendees will learn how to create a framework of relevant sections and appendices depending on the complexity of our next renovation or new construction project.  Specifically, Pete will explain how a plan managed by the owner is just as critical as that plan we implement as the General Contractor.  Lastly, Pete will discuss common challenges faced on construction sites and potential mitigation when strict code compliance is unavoidable.  This presentation will help out in the education of project managers on some best practices in the most difficult aspect of construction site fire safety; the process of implementation.  We will be left with some great tools to log impairments, hot work, fire watch, and safety survey results. 

The sponsor and host for this month’s meeting is Mike Fox of H. Carr. The meeting is being held at Wyndham/Chelsea, 201 Everett Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150. Please note change in venue (I lied about this month’s meeting being held at Hilton Garden Inn, E Boston J). If ya get lost, call Nancy Hughes @ cell phone # 617-959-4414.

As customary, please RSVP to Nancy Hughes of OHS Training & Consulting Inc. at nancy.ohstc@gmail.com, by this Friday February 10th to assure that correct number of seating is available and an accurate head count is provided to the caterer for the luncheon”.