March Meeting

From Glenn:

Our next CSREM Roundtable Alliance safety professional development meeting is Tuesday, March 12th at 10:00. This month’s topic is Cup Lifters. 

This month’s topic is being presented by Bob Kunz, Corporate Safety Director, Dimeo Construction Company. Ryan Wells, ARM, Risk Management and Safety Consultant for Intrinsic Risk Services and Massey Plate Glass will joining the discussion on vacuum lifters.

The presentation will include the following:

  • A continuation of 29 CFR 1926.1427 Crane Operator Training, Certification and Evaluation
  • A presentation discussing vacuum lifters, including without limitation
    • Lessons learned from two dropped loads events,
    • Custom made vacuum lifters
    • Applicability of OSHA 29 CFR 1926.251 (a)(4) and ASME B30.20 Below-The-Hook Lifting Devices

This March meeting is being cosponsored and hosted by Bill Cuddeback, Safety Director, Colt Builders and Bob Kunz,Corporate Safety Director, Dimeo Construction Company. Meeting is being held at Double Tree Hotel, 201 Everett Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150. If ya still get lost, call Nancy Hughes on her cell phone.

NOTE: Please RSVP to Nancy Hughes of OHSTC, Inc. at nancy.ohstc@gmail.com by this Friday @ NOONTIME March 08th for an accurate head count for seating arrangements and luncheon order. Nancy is traveling this weekend and will be without email capability. Last chance to RSVP is Friday noontime.

February’s Meeting

From Glenn:

Our next CSREM Roundtable Alliance safety professional development meeting is Tuesday, February 12th at 10:00. This month’s topic is Opioid Awareness in Construction. 

Speakers in order of presenting are:

Shaun Carvalho, Vice President – Safety,  Shawmut Design and Construction. Opioid awareness from a contractors perspective. 

Michael Botticelli, Executive Director of the Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine at Boston Medical Center, https://www.recoveryanswers.org/team/michael-botticelli/

Wayne P. Estes, PA-C, Atmed Occupational Medicine, Johnston, RI 401-273-9400. Opioid Guidelines for Acute and Chronic Pain.

Douglas P. LaPlante, Safety Director, Turner Construction, (617) 592-3157. Opioid awareness from a contractors perspective.  

Timothy S. Irving, Assistant Regional Administrator/Cooperative and State Programs, US DOL/OSHA. Region I has taken the lead for OSHA in creating awareness of Worker Wellbeing and is concentrating its outreach on the high rate of occupational suicide and opioid deaths in New England. Of the 5,147 occupational fatalities in 2017, 275 were Death by Suicide and 272 were Unintentional Overdoses or a total of 10% fall into these two categories  OSHA has issued a new workplace 24/7 challenge: Don’t just ensure your workers go home safe – Make sure they come back to work healthy the next shift.

This February meeting is being cosponsored and hosted by Shaun Carvalho, Shawmut Design and Doug LaPlante, Turner Construction. NOTE – Due to the anticipated increase in attendance for this topic resulted in the need for a larger seating capacity room, as a result, the venue for this meeting has been moved to The Marina Restaurant & Bar @ the Wharf, 543 Northshore Road, Revere, MA 02151. If ya still get lost, call Nancy Hughes on her cell phone.

As always, please RSVP to Nancy Hughes of OHSTC, Inc. at nancy.ohstc@gmail.com by this Friday NOONTIME February 08th for an accurate head count for seating arrangements and luncheon order.

January’s Meeting Announcement

From Glenn:

Happy New Year Roundtable folks, 

Our next CSREM Roundtable Alliance safety professional development meeting is Tuesday, January 08th at 10:00. This month’s speaker is Bob Kunz. Bob will present on two subjects, including visual risk mitigation plans and provisions of OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1427 operator qualification and certification,

Bob Kunz, Corporate Safety Director of Dimeo Construction Company will explore during the first half of the meeting, prevention by design and visual communication strategies. Over the past 27 years, we all  have seen an enormous amount of change in the industry.  The most significant advancement is centered around communication.  The ability to exchange ideas and information electronically through Skype, 360 degree cameras, visual mockups, Blue Beam, BIM, animations has created a tremendous opportunity for safety professionals to understand, anticipate, and develop visual risk mitigation plans. 

During the last half of our meeting there will be an interactive group discussion regarding Subpart CC. After several years of negotiated rulemaking, subpart CC, was codified in 2010 with an effective date of November 8, 2010.  OSHA delayed the enforcement of the 1926.1427 until a consensus with the stake holders could be reached.  A consensus was reached and the final rule was published on November 9, 2018.  Further discussion will relate to the provisions of OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1427 operator qualification and certification, with the emphasis on evaluations, for example:

  • Who is the evaluator?
  • What must be documented?
  • How are tests administered?
  • What language?
  • What if an operated was employed prior to 12/10/18?

This January meeting is being cosponsored and hosted by Nancy Hughes President of OHS Training & Consulting, Inc. and Glenn Narrow, Corporate Safety Director, Greenwood Industries. Meeting is being held at Double Tree Hotel 201 Everett Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150. If ya still get lost, call Nancy Hughes on her cell phone.

As always, please RSVP to Nancy of OHSTC, Inc. at nancy.ohstc@gmail.com by this Friday NOONTIME January 04th for an accurate head count for seating arrangements and luncheon order.