Meeting Related

May Meeting

From Glenn: Hello Roundtable folks,
The next CSREM Roundtable meeting is Tuesday, May 14th at 10:00 AM. This month’s professional development topic is Construction Crises: Be Prepared.

Our speaker is T.J. Winick, Senior Vice President, Solomon McCown & Company. When crisis strikes, preparation is key to weathering the storm. Responding and communicating effectively is key to protecting your company’s reputation. From building a crisis plan ahead of groundbreaking to real-time response, what you need to know to successfully navigate the unexpected.

This month’s meeting is being sponsored and hosted by Derek Lines, Corporate Safety Director, John Moriarty & Associates. Roundtable meeting is being held at Double Tree Hotel, 201 Everett Ave, Chelsea, MA. If ya still get lost, call Nancy Hughes on her cell phone.

As customary, please RSVP to Nancy Hughes of OHS Training & Consulting Inc., by noontime Friday, May 10th, to insure your name is on the sign-in list and head count is provided for an accurate luncheon count.

April Meeting Follow-Up

Slide files from April’s meeting…

From Glenn:

Hello Roundtable folks,

The next CSREM Roundtable meeting is Tuesday, April 09th at 10:00. This month’s professional development topic is health/injury related “Initial evaluation and early management of soft tissue injuries.”

Our speaker is John Burress who will be presenting on “Initial evaluation and early management of soft tissue injuries.”

This month’s meeting is being sponsored and hosted by Daniel Della-Giustina, Safety Director, Consigli. Roundtable meeting is being held at Consigli’s corporate facility, Sumner Street, Milford, MA. The actual meeting will be held in Consigli’s training facility, 74 Sumner Street (GPS address). There is a large flat roof 2 story building on the right just before their corporate office. You would be best served to park in the upper lot behind the building and walk down to the double doors.

As customary, please RSVP to Nancy Hughes of OHS Training & Consulting Inc. at nancy.ohstc@gmail.com, by noontime this Friday April 5th to insure your name is on the sign-in list and an accurate head count is provided to Dan for his luncheon count.

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.

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.

December’s Meeting

From Glenn:

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 nancy.ohstc@gmail.com by this Friday December 7th for an accurate head count for seating arrangements and luncheon order.

November’s Meeting Announcement

From Glenn: Hello Roundtable folks,

Our next CSREM Roundtable Alliance safety professional development meeting is Tuesday, November 13th at 10:00. This month’s speaker is Tim Irving and topic is his annual OSHA update.

Tim Irving, Assistant Regional Administrator for Cooperative and State Programs, US DOL/OSHA Region 1 Office, JFK Federal Building, Room E 340, Boston, MA, 02203, will present his ever popular “Annual OSHA Update” and recap of the agency’s fiscal year enforcement and outreach results for FY 2018.  The review will cover the national, regional and local inspection and citation information as well as the regional fatal accident statistics. The CSREM has been instrumental in the success of the OSHA outreach efforts and other campaigns. Tim will give an update on how the success of these local events have national implications and how we can support upcoming training and Region I’s effort to initiate the 24/7 Challenge where organizations “Don’t just ensure your workers go home safe – Make sure they come back to work healthy the next shift.”

Both the sponsor and host for this month’s meeting is Joanne Cameron of National Lumber. The meeting is being held at National Lumber, 245 Oakland St, Mansfield MA facility in upstairs 2nd floor training room. If ya still get lost, call Joanne. PARKING NOTE – please do not park in the front of the building as this is reserved for store shopping customers. There is plenty of parking on the side of the building and along both sides of adjacent Oakland street. Please respect their walk-in customers.

As customary, please RSVP to Nancy Hughes of OHS Training & Consulting Inc. at  nancy.ohstc@gmail.com, by noontime Friday November 09th to insure we have an accurate head count for the luncheon. Room capacity at National Lumber is 82.

October’s Meeting Announcement

Update…. The following power point attachments are now available. Thank you to all of our guest speakers.

DLS Asbestos Outreach

Regulatory Overview Outreach Presentation_05-OCT-2018 v3

 

From Glenn:

Hello Roundtable folks, 

Our next CSREM Roundtable Alliance safety professional development meeting is Tuesday, October 09th at 10:00. Topic is MA Asbestos Regulations. Last time we featured Mike and Mike they offered to us both an enlighten and very interesting topic presentation. As a result, we welcome them back for an encore although somewhat enhanced presentation.

Michael Flanagan, Manager, Department of Labor Standards, Safety and Health Programs, 19 Staniford Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02114, Office: 617-626-6958 will present on MassDLS Asbestos regulations.

Michael J. Elliott, Asbestos/C&D Program Coordinator, MassDEP – Bureau of Air & Waste, One Winter Street, Boston, MA  02108 617-292-5575 (office phone) will present on MassDEP Asbestos regulations.

The October meeting is being sponsored and hosted by Sebastien Brooks, Director of Environmental Health and Safety,  Marquis Management, LLC. Meeting is being held at Double Tree Hotel (formally Wyndham/Chelsea), 201 Everett Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150. If ya get lost, call Nancy Hughes on her cell phone.

As always, please RSVP to Nancy of OHS Training & Consulting, Inc. at nancy.ohstc@gmail.com by this Friday October 5th for an accurate head count for seating arrangements and luncheon.

September Meeting Announcement

From Glenn Narrow:

Hello Roundtable folks,

Welcome back from an extremely hot and humid summer. The next CSREM Roundtable Alliance safety professional development meeting is Tuesday, September 11th at 10:00.

This month’s speaker is Paul Vigneau, Director – Division of Fire Safety, Department of Fire Services, Office of the State Fire Marshal. Paul will introduce and discuss the new Commonwealth of Massachusetts codes and programs dealing with the Statewide Hot Works programs instituted on 1 Jan 2018.

This September’s meeting is being sponsored and hosted by Joel Pickering, EH&S Director, Lend Lease20 City Square, Charlestown, MA 02129. The meeting is being held @ Double Tree Hotel (formally Wyndham/Chelsea), 201 Everett Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150. If ya get lost, call Nancy Hughes on her cell phone.

As customary, please RSVP to Nancy Hughes of OHS Training & Consulting Inc. at nancy.ohstc@gmail.com, by noontime next Thursday 09/06/18 to insure an accurate head count is given to the hotel for catering and seating arrangements.

 

June’s Meeting Presentation

The following link contains the briefing slides from the June meeting.

Thank you to Peter Harrod, P.E. from Code Red Consultants, LLC for the great presentation!

2018-0611-OSHA round table – Firestopping Special Inspections and 241 impairments

 

Hello Roundtable folks,
The next CSREM Roundtable Alliance safety professional development meeting is Tuesday, June 12th at 10:00. This month’s speakers include Peter Harrod and Marty Leik.

Peter C. Harrod, P.E. Principal, Code Red Consultants, LLC, Fire and Life Safety Specialty Consultants will provide an enlightening two part presentation, namely, NFPA 241 Construction Fire Safety Plan Implementation and Trends with Wood Framed Buildings AND 3rd Party Fire-stopping Inspections – What Contractors Need to Know. Please see attached abstract.

Martin Leik, Regional Safety Director, Suffolk Construction Company, will speak on SmartVid by providing an overview of their photo recognition Artificial Intelligence program.

This June meeting is being sponsored and hosted by Marty Leik, Corporate Safety Manager, Suffolk Construction Company. Meeting is being held at Suffolk Headquarters, 65 Allerton Street, Boston, MA (your GPS will readily recognize this address). Please enter through the main entrance. There will be Suffolk folks to help direct us up via elevator to 2nd floor Stadium auditorium. Regarding vehicle parking, there is street parking along Allerton Street. Suffolk will also block off/make available all their visitor spots for this event. In addition, I’m sure there will be parking lot attendants providing direction where attendees can park in otherwise assigned spots just inside the black gate that surrounds the main parking lot. If ya get lost, call Nancy Hughes on her cell phone.

As customary, please RSVP to Nancy Hughes of OHS Training & Consulting Inc. at nancy.ohstc@gmail.com, by noontime Friday June 8th as to ensure an accurate head count is provided for catering arrangements.

May’s Meeting Notice

The next CSREM Roundtable Alliance safety professional development meeting is next Tuesday, May 8th at 10:00. This month’s Topic is a presentation on OSHA Stand Downs occurring between now and June 22nd.

Speakers are Peter Barletta, CAS Braintree and Joe Green, CAS Andover OSHA Area offices within Region 1 will present OSHA Focus Four Campaign (March through June), National Falls Stand Down (May 7 through 11th) and National Emphasis Program Trenches Safety Stand-Down (the week of June 18th).

If you haven’t personally conducted a stand down and want some helpful information, attached please find 8 applicable training documents forwarded by Tim Irving, Assistant Regional Administrator/Cooperative and State Programs as supplied by his friends out in Region III.

This May meeting is being sponsored and hosted by Bill Timmons, Corporate Safety Manager, SPS New England. 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 customary, please RSVP to Nancy Hughes of OHS Training & Consulting Inc. at nancy.ohstc@gmail.com, by noontime this Friday May 4th as to ensure an accurate head count is provided to the hotel for catering and seating arrangements.

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April Meeting Announcement

Hello Roundtable folks,

The next CSREM Roundtable Alliance safety professional development meeting is Tuesday, April 10th at 10:00. This month’s Topic is a presentation on Melanoma the skin cancer. Outdoor workers are exposed to the sun for long periods of time including during the peak hours of the day when the sun is at its strongest.

Speakers are Deb Girard, Executive Director of IMPACT Melanoma and Dr. Robin Travers of IMPACT Melanoma. Together theywill present important information and statistics about skin cancer and best practices to prevent and reduce your risk. In addition, attendees will have the chance to use a UV facial scanner to help understand the damaging effects of the sun and through the use of ultra-violet rays see the underlying layer of their skin not visible to the naked eye.

This March meeting is being sponsored and hosted by Michael Tibert, Director of Safety, E.G. Sawyer Co., Inc. The meeting is being held @ the newly refurbished Double Tree Hotel (formally Wyndham/Chelsea), 201 Everett Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150. If ya get lost, call Nancy Hughes.

As customary, please RSVP to Nancy Hughes of OHS Training & Consulting Inc. at nancy.ohstc@gmail.com, by noontime this Friday April 06th to insure an accurate head count is given to the hotel for catering and seating arrangements.

March Meeting Cancelled Due to Storm

Good afternoon we have to cancel this meeting again this March as we did last March because of the forecasted weather  … see you April 10th at the Doubletree.  We will find another month to reschedule Lt Towski to come speak with us.

Stay safe and warm.  Nancy & Glenn

 

 

 

 

 

From Glenn:

Hello Roundtable folks,

The next CSREM Roundtable Alliance safety professional development meeting is Tuesday, March 13th at 10:00. This month’s Topic is a presentation through the eyes of the fire service on the requirements and enforcement of NFPA 241, Safeguarding Construction, Alternation, and Demolition Operations.

Speaker is Lt. Christopher G. Towski, Fire Prevention Bureau Inspector, Electrical Safety Officer, Cambridge Fire Department. Bio is attached. Discussion will cover historic fires, the regulatory code path, gaps in the construction industry and real life examples of some of the issues commonly found in construction operations due to the presence of large quantities of combustible materials and debris, as well as some unusual ignition sources that may not be present following construction operations.

This March meeting is being sponsored and hosted by Jamie Evans of Turner Construction Co. The meeting is being held @ the newly refurbished Double Tree Hotel (formally Wyndham/Chelsea), 201 Everett Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150. If ya get lost, call Nancy Hughes.

As customary, please RSVP to Nancy Hughes of OHS Training & Consulting Inc. at nancy.ohstc@gmail.com, by noontime this Friday March 09th to insure an accurate head count is given to the hotel for catering and seating arrangements.

Thank you

Glenn & Nancy

CSREM Steering Committee

January’s Power Point Slides Now Available

The January CSREM Roundtable Alliance safety professional development meeting was held on January 9th, 2018. Many thanks go out to the co-speakers Paul Katz of OSHA Advocate and Peter Barletta of OSHA.

Paul Katz, atty, retired OSHA Solicitor presented “OSHA – for me and you”.

Peter Barletta CAS, CSP, MPA, U.S. Department of Labor – OSHA discussed a smorgasbord of current OSHA topics, such as fatality data, Local Emphasis Programs, electronic reporting, etc. See the following link for his powerpoint slides.

CSREM-OSHA Outreach FY2018

Sponsor for the meeting was Kevin Howland, Safety Director, Century Drywall Inc.

The meeting was hosted by Dan Lavoie of Liberty Mutual.

November’s Meeting

The next CSREM Roundtable Alliance professional safety development meeting is Tuesday, November 14th at 10:00 AM. This month’s Speaker is Tim Irving and topic is annual OSHA update.

The meeting is sponsored and hosted by Joanne Cameron of National Lumber. The meeting is being held at National Lumber, 245 Oakland St, Mansfield MA facility in upstairs 2nd floor training room. If ya still get lost, call Joanne.

As customary, please RSVP to Nancy Hughes of OHS Training & Consulting Inc. at nancy.ohstc@gmail.com, by noontime Friday November 10th to insure we have an accurate head count for the luncheon and correct seating arrangements for this meeting. FYI – room capacity at National Lumber is 82.

PARKING NOTE – please do not park in the front of the building as this is reserved for store shopping customers. There is plenty of parking on the side of the building and along both sides of adjacent Oakland street. Please respect their walk-in customers.

 

From Glenn:

Hello Roundtable folks,

Tim Irving, Assistant Regional Administrator for Cooperative and State Programs, US DOL/OSHA Region 1 Office, JFK Federal Building, Room E 340, Boston, MA, 02203, will present the ever popular “Annual OSHA Update” and recap the agency’s fiscal year enforcement and outreach results for FY 2017.  The review will cover the national, regional and local inspection and citation information as well as the regional fatal accident statistics. The CSREM has been instrumental in the success of the OSHA outreach efforts and other campaigns. Tim will give an update on how the success of these local events have national implications and how we can support upcoming training.

As submitted by Peter Barletta CAS  to The OSHA Quick Takes an article on the OSHA and CSREM Alliance Renewal signing:

  • The Construction Safety Roundtable of Eastern Massachusetts renewed a five-year agreement with OSHA’s offices in Braintree and Andover, Mass., to encourage a dialogue between OSHA and local industry. Members will share safe work practices, provide updates on OSHA procedures and policies, promote involvement in OSHA safety stand-downs, and create safety and health communication tools. Since 2000, the Alliance delivered the OSHA 10-hour Construction Outreach Training Program to more than 10,000 vocational high school students throughout Massachusetts.

The open renewal membership expired with last month’s meeting – we will move forward with our regular protocols whereas one needs to be sponsored by an existing member to join our Roundtable group.

October’s Meeting Announcement

From Glenn:

Hello Roundtable folks,

The next CSREM Roundtable meeting is Tuesday, October 10th at 10:00. This month’s topic is the new Silica Standard that went into effect 09/23/17. Yes, the agency said it will not begin issuing fines and citations for another 30 days. The Roundtable has had this standard explained to us twice now once March 2016 by Susan Shepherd (State view) and again on December 2016 by Bob Kunz (contractors view). This month’s speaker is Lisa J. Sullivan, Regional Industrial Hygienist, USDOL – OSHA, Region 1 (will present the Federal view).

Member of the Roundtable will learn about OSHA’s new standard for Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica. The dangers and health risks of silica exposure will be described, and the requirements for Construction will be explained.  The phase-in period and effective dates for various aspects of the standard will be covered during Lisa’s presentation.

This is not just a review of the Standard. The rule reduces acceptable exposure limits to airborne silica and requires a written plan, training and, in some cases, medical monitoring to manage the dust. Lisa is prepared to answer the tough questions i.e. as they pertain to:

  • Medical Surveillance. Do I just create a form outlining the reason for the medical surveillance and have any person who would be potentially wearing a respirator more than 30 days annually sign it stating either yes or no to the exam?  Or do I offer it to all of the guys that we have fit tested regularly?  We do have a core group of guys that work with asbestos that have received chest x-rays, would they be covered under this as well since they do wear respirators?

 

  • Respirators. When fit testing is to be completed and the 30 day requirement and the medical surveillance that is to take place. When does a chest x-ray take place and can the person refuse that? Additionally my biggest question is what if a person wears the respirator for 20 minutes one day is that considered a day? How are you counting the thirty days – is it 8 hours or is it just use in a day? There appears to be two interpretations of the time clock. What do you do if an employee leave for a period of time and comes back? What do you do if a worker wears their respirators one week then don’t use it again for a month how do you monitor that is it thirty consecutive days or any thirty days? The “30 days” in a year of respirator use is unclear.  Does this mean that if worn for 30 separate days this applies? Or does it mean that 240 hours of respirator use in a year?

 

  • Medical Examinations – chest X-ray requires a B- reader, there is a physical exam, there is a pulmonary function test required and a TB test which requires a second medical visit because they have to read the test two days later.

 

This month’s meeting is being sponsored by Nancy Hughes of OHS Training & Consulting Inc & Glenn Narrow of Greenwood Industries and hosted by Dan Lavoie of Liberty Mutual. Meeting is being held at Liberty Mutual Conference Center, Riverside Office Park, 20 Riverside Road, Weston, MA 02493. If ya get lost, call Nancy on her cell phone # 617-959-4414.

ADDITIONALLY: As you know, we renewed our OSHA Alliance September 01, 2017 at last month’s meeting. The new Alliance Agreement will be available at this month’s meeting for those of you who could not attend last month’s Alliance renewal resigning ceremonies.

As customary, please RSVP to Nancy Hughes of OHS Training & Consulting Inc. at nancy.ohstc@gmail.com, by noontime this Friday October 6th to insure we have planned security badging, accurate head count for the luncheon and correct seating arrangements for this meeting. It is pretty simple, if you don’t RSVP, we will not spend our valuable time leaving Lisa’s presentation to vouch for folks held up at the security desk who did not bother to reply to this invitation of their planned attendance.