Happy Holiday’s Roundtable folks,
Our next CSREM Roundtable Alliance safety professional development meeting is Tuesday, December 11th at 10:00. This month we have two speakers as follows:
Joe Green, Compliance Assistance Specialist from the Andover Area Office will discuss why OSHA updated its National Emphasis Program (NEP) on Trenching and Excavation and how the Agency is supporting compliance assistance and inspection programs that address trenching and excavation operations. OSHA has documented the continuing incidence of trench/excavation collapses and accompanying loss of life and has determined that trenching and excavating worksites continue to warrant an increased enforcement presence nationally. Trenching and excavation work exposes workers to extremely dangerous hazards. According to data, there were 130 fatalities recorded in trenching and excavation operations between 2011 and 2016. The private construction industry accounted for 80%, or 104, of those fatalities. An alarming 49% of those construction fatalities occurred between 2015 and 2016.
Daniel Kilburn, Engineering Supervisor, Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure, Office of Public Safety and Inspections, Tewksbury, MA (617) 877-0737 will present on MA Hoisting Regulations as a subject and more specifically to recent hoisting regulation changes since his last Roundtable presentation. As most of you remember Dan and Rob Anderson Chief of Inspections – Building & Engineering co-presented at the June, 13, 2017 Roundtable meeting sponsored and hosted by Consigli. They provided an eloquent explanation through the Ninth Edition of the State Building Codes, Construction Supervisor Licensing and Other Exams, Trenching regulations, Recreational Tramway Safety and MA Hoisting Licenses. Robs presentation is posted to our CSREM website. Question: do you still need to have a valid driver’s license to apply for a MA Hydraulic License? In my opinion, all of us who have fork trucks in our warehouse facility and Lull’s on our jobsites need to hear Dan speech on the difference of MA operator training requirements.
The December meeting is being sponsored and hosted by Drew Peckham, Unified Construction Group LLC, Woburn, MA. Meeting is being held at Double Tree Hotel (formally Wyndham/Chelsea), 201 Everett Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150. If ya get lost, call Nancy Hughes.
As always, please RSVP to Nancy of OHS Training & Consulting, Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org by this Friday December 7th for an accurate head count for seating arrangements and luncheon order.