July Mtg

Hello Roundtable members, 

Our next CSREM Roundtable Alliance safety professional development meeting is Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Dr. Brian T Morris is returning as this month’s speaker. 

At the last three meetings, Dr. Morris spoke about the COVID-19 Pandemic.  The July meeting will be completely different.  With the summer heat upon us, Dr. Morris will discuss heat stress as it relates to the construction industry. 

Brian T Morris, MD, JD, MBA, MPH is a physician and attorney.  He is also trained in public health.  Dr. Morris is the Medical Director for OHS Training & Consulting, Inc.

·       Body temperature

            -What is normal?

            -What is abnormal?

·       How hot is it?

-Typical summertime temperatures

-Extreme summer temperatures

-How hot can a construction worksite get?

·       How the body tries to regulate its temperature in the face of high heat

-Thermal convection


·       What happens when the system is overloaded and breaks down

-Heat cramps

-Heat exhaustion

-Heat stroke

·       Treatment for heat stress

-Onsite measures


·       Preventing heat stress at a construction site



-Engineering and administrative controls


This July 14, 2020 lecture will be free of the coronavirus, but will address a problem that can be just as deadly.  So, who should attend?  Individuals who want to learn about how the body handles heat and what can go wrong when the system fails catastrophically.  In this day and age, no one should ever die from excessive heat exposure.  You will learn how to provide a safe working environment even during a severe summer heat wave.

Microsoft Teams call in information: Link

Be Well and Stay Safe

May Meeting

From Glenn: Hello Roundtable members,

Our next CSREM Roundtable Alliance safety professional development meeting is Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. This month’s speaker is Dr. Brian T Morris.
Brian T Morris, MD, JD, MBA, MPH is a physician and attorney. He is also trained in public health. Dr. Morris is the Medical Director for OHS Training & Consulting, Inc. / OHS Total Care.

Dr. Morris spoke at last month’s meeting. He presented an overview SARS-CoV-2, the virus that is causing the COVID-19 Pandemic. He also discussed recommendations regarding how the construction industry could screen and protect its workers. Finally, he closed by looking at what the future might bring.

So much has happened in the past few weeks. This month, Dr. Morris will look at new medical discoveries and relate these to the construction industry. The agenda includes:

• COVID-19 update:
-Who is prone to infection and why?
-COVID-19 is so much more than a lung infection
-Who is likely to die from COVID-19?
-If I survive COVID-19, am I immune to future SARS-CoV-2 infections?

• What can construction industry employers do?
-How to eliminate SARS-CoV-2 from the workplace
-Is employee testing for the virus possible
-Engineering and Administrative Controls
-How long can the virus live on surfaces?
-A breakthrough in disinfectant technology
-Respirator protection: good, better, best
-Why it’s great to work outside this summer

• A look to the future
-We’ve flattened the curve. Now what?
-New treatments
-Good news on the vaccination front!
-How to reopen your business and stay open
-The new normal

This May 12, 2020 lecture will NOT be a rehash of last month’s presentation, but it will build on some of the data introduced at that time. So, who should attend? People in the construction industry who want to know how this devastating pandemic will affect them and what can be done to mitigate the effects.

This meeting is being sponsored by Glenn Narrow, Corporate Safety Director, Greenwood Industries, Inc. The Meeting is being will be held via Microsoft Teams at this link.

We will be joined by our partners from Safer RI and NE Chapter of ASSP. Welcome everyone.

March Meeting

From Glenn: Hello Roundtable members, 

Our next CSREM Roundtable Alliance safety professional development meeting is Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 10:00.

This month’s speaker is Mark Heffron, USDOL-OSHA Region 1, JFK Federal Building, Boston Office, Enforcement Programs.

Mark will present – Advanced Fall Protection – topics to include:

  • Do you use personal fall arrest systems (PFAS) (i.e., harness, lanyards, anchors, etc.).
  • Do you have a Competent Person (CP) for your fall protection?
  • Do you have a Qualified Person (QP) for your fall protection?
  • Can your workers and CP’s identify anchor points for PFASs?
  • Do your workers and/or CP’s know how to calculate fall distances based on the systems they are using.
  • Do you know the difference between a Class A and Class B Self-Retracting Lifelines (SRL), or Class B LE SRL’s?

This Presentation will;

  • Identify equipment types and equipment limitations.
  • Calculate basic fall distances.
  • Identify and calculate fall distance for three basic types of PFAS’s.
  • Collect the information needed to calculate more complex fall distances. 
  • Review some complex fall arrest forces and fall distance calculations.
  • Horizontal Lifelines (HLL’s) design requirements and manufacturer’s out-of-the-bag systems.

Participants are encouraged to bring a scientific calculator or slide rule to meeting.

This meeting is being both sponsored and hosted by Dennis Mullen, Safety Director – New England Division, Gilbane Building Company. Roundtable meeting is being held at Double Tree Hotel, 201 Everett Ave, Chelsea, MA. If ya get lost, call Nancy Hughes on her cell phone # 617-959-4414. 

To sponsor/co-sponsor any of the 2020 Roundtable meetings please see below availabilities – first come first serve regarding the month of choice.

As customary, please RSVP your reservation to Nancy Hughes of OHS Training & Consulting Inc. at nancy.ohstc@gmail.com, by noontime this Friday March 06, 2020 to insure your name is on the sign-in sheet, adequate seating arrangements are available and that Dennis has an accurate head count to provide to Double Tree for luncheon menu.