NIOSH has issued a respirator user notice concerning N95 respirators – see the NIOSH notice link.
The OSHA FY16 Update slides that Kimberly Stille, OSHA’s Regional Administrator for Region 1 – New England, presented are available here.
Hello Roundtable folks,
As many of you know Gov Charlie Baker has requested under Exec Order 562 that all Massachusetts government agencies look over their existing laws on the books. Recently, MaDEP (Mike Elliott) accomplished this task regarding their ACM regulations. Yesterday, Thursday MaDLS (Brian Wong) held his stakeholders meeting on their ACM regs down on Staniford Street. I would not classify the meeting as being fun, although in my opinion, it certainly proved to be very interesting.
Attached please find invitation from MaDPS to attend their DPS Listening Sessions Scheduled for Monday, October 26, 2015 starting @ 09:30 at One Ashburton Place. I’m sure there is a reason why DPS hoisting regulation is last on the agenda, just saying.
Wishing all of you a safe and pleasant holiday weekend.
From: Department of Public Safety [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Department of Public Safety
Sent: Friday, October 9, 2015 4:40 PM
To: Glenn Narrow <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: DPS Listening Sessions Scheduled for Monday, October 26, 2015
Enjoy The Holiday Weekend
Nancy, please forward meeting invitation to Roundtable distribution – thank you.
Hello Roundtable folks,
Our next CSR-EM Roundtable Alliance safety professional development meeting is Tuesday, May 12th at 10:00. Subject is Reasonable Suspicion Training w/certification.
Wayne P. Estes, PA-C, Director, Atmed Occupational Medicine, A division of Atmed Treatment Center, Inc. Johnston, RI www.atmedocc.com will conduct certificate level suspicion training. We have long talk about holding this now 2 hour class in conjunction with a regular meeting. It is finally here.
SUPERVISOR TRAINING REQUIREMENT Each of the DOT rules requires employers to provide training for supervisors of safety-sensitive employees. The training must include specific information on the physical, behavioral, and performance indicators of probable drug or alcohol use. Supervisors who may make reasonable suspicion test determinations must complete at least 2 hours of supervisor training—one hour on signs and symptoms associated with drug use and one hour on signs and symptom associated with alcohol misuse. The 2 hour requirement is considered minimum. Any company is allowed to exceed these requirements. I.e. Greenwood Industries Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion class is a four hour program. Employers must maintain documentation of the Supervisor’s participation in the required training. DOT Supervisor’s Guide – Drug Revised November 2002
Supervisors and other company officials who may be called on to make a reasonable suspicion determination are required to have 60 minutes of training on the physical, behavioral, and performance indicators of probable drug use, and at least 60 minutes of training on physical, behavioral, speech, and performance indicators of probable alcohol misuse. Supervisors are only required to have this training one time, and there is no regulatory requirement for refresher training. If all of your company’s supervisors have already had this training, then the company’s choice to not provide additional training is acceptable.
Q & A/Common Audit Findings Page 5 Spring 2008
There are six reasonable suspicion attachments to this email for reference. If you are serious about implementing a reasonable suspicion program for your company be sure to print out the two checklist attachments and bring those with you to the Roundtable meeting as this is where the rubber meets the road.
This meeting is being sponsored and hosted by Joanne Cameron, National Lumber. The meeting is being held at National Lumber, 245 Oakland St, Mansfield MA facility upstairs 2nd floor training room. Room capacity is 83. Directions are below. If ya still get lost, call Joanne on her cell phone # 508-294-8771.
As always, please RSVP to Nancy of OHS Training & Consulting Inc. at email@example.com by Friday May 8th for an accurate head count for luncheon and certificates which will be issued at end of training class.