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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.

June Meeting Announcement

From Glenn Narrow:

Hello Roundtable folks,

The next CSREM Roundtable meeting is Tuesday, June 13th at 10:00. This month’s professional development topic is old State Department of Public Safety (DPS) is now the Office of Public Safety & Inspections.

Our speaker for this meeting is Robert Anderson, Chief of Inspections – Building & Engineering,

Division of Professional Licensure, Office of Public Safety and Inspections. New address and new phone #’s for Rob includes; One Ashburton Place – Room 1301, Boston, MA   02108, Office (617) 826-5268, Cell (617) 593-0086.

Rob will provide clarification and explanation of the following:

  • Department of Public Safety now the Office of Public Safety & Inspections – What is the affect?
  • Ninth Edition of the State Building Code – Schedule and Format.
  • Construction Supervisor License and Other Exams.
  • Trench, Recreational Tramway & Trench Safety.

Some of you are saying I remember attending State DPS Trench Safety Laws and Regulations Seminars from a Robert Anderson. One and the same, Rob’s former title was Director of Construction Code Education, Department of Public Safety, 50 Maple Street, Milford, MA.

This month’s meeting is being sponsored and hosted by Daniel Della-Giustina, Safety Director, Consigli. Meeting is being held at Consigli’s corporate facility, Sumner Street, Milford, MA. Historically, our Roundtable meeting was held inside Consigli’s 72 Sumner Street corporate office. This Roundtable meeting will be held in Consigli’s new training facility (GPS) 74 Sumner Street. The large flat roof 2 story building to the right before the corporate office. You would be better served to park in the upper lot behind the building and walk down to the double doors. For those of you who are used to parking in the old ambulance building lot – that building was demoed to erect said training facility. If ya still get lost, call Dan on his cell phone #508-686-6008 or Nancy on her phone # 617-959-4414.

As customary, please RSVP to Nancy Hughes of OHS Training & Consulting Inc. at nancy.ohstc@gmail.com, by noontime this Friday June 9th to insure your name is on the sign-in list and an accurate head count is provided for the luncheon.

May Meeting Announcement

From Glenn:

Hello Roundtable folks,

The next CSREM Roundtable meeting is Tuesday, May 09th at 10:00. This month’s professional development topic is OSHA’s National Safety Stand Down in Construction.

As many of you know Werner Company has been working in conjunction with Region I (New England) OSHA in conducting onsite presentations at Alliance, Partners and others with educational Fall Protection/Prevention sessions. Our Roundtable session is not aimed at craft workers but geared toward the continued technical development of the safety professional who already performs the Falls Stand Down training.

Our speaker for this meeting is Kevin Warnock, Total Distribution Sales Consultants LLC for WernerCo, East Granby, CT. Kevin will provide ladder and fall protection safety education and training as it relates to product knowledge, operation instruction, maintenance tips and authorized field repairs on brand products.

The sponsor for this month’s meeting is Shaun Carvalho, Safety Director, Shawmut Design and Construction and meeting hosted by Kevin McCarthy of Liberty Mutual. The meeting is being held at Liberty Mutual Conference Center, Riverside Office Park, 20 Riverside Road, Weston, MA 02493. If ya get lost, call Kevin on his cell phone # 617-512-0848 or Nancy on her phone # 617-959-4414.

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

April’s Meeting Announcement

The next CSREM Roundtable meeting is Tuesday, April 11th at 10:00.

The professional development topic is “Suicide in the Workplace and Prevention Methods.”  According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Construction and Extraction workers account for 10.8% of the nation’s suicides and according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, suicide (11) was the leading single cause of workplace fatalities in 2013, followed by falls (10) as the second.

Our speakers will be Shamera Simpson, The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) Area Director, Eastern MA and RI; Kelley Cunningham,  Commonwealth of Massachusetts Assistant Director of the Suicide Prevention Program, and Timothy Irving, OSHA Assistant Regional Administrator will be presenting on this topic.  Highlights of this presentation will focus on facts about occupational suicide as reported by the CDC, Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health;  AFSP will present a suicide prevention training called Talk Saves Lives and MA Division of Violence and Injury Prevention will review available resources and update on local initiatives targeted at the CSREM membership.

To preview reports, go to: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6525a1.htm?s_cid=mm6525a1_w , https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2016/article/suicide-in-the-workplace.htm  , http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dph/occupational-health/alert/2013.pdf

The sponsor for this month’s meeting is Raymond C. Coia, Administrator, New England Laborers¹ Health and Safety Fund and meeting hosted by Kevin McCarthy of Liberty Mutual. The meeting is being held at Liberty Mutual Conference Center, Riverside Office Park, 20 Riverside Road, Weston, MA 02493. If ya get lost, call Kevin on his cell phone # 617-512-0848 or Nancy on her phone # 617-959-4414.

As customary, please RSVP to Nancy Hughes of OHS Training & Consulting Inc. at nancy.ohstc@gmail.com, by this Friday April 07th to insure your name is on the security badge list and an accurate head count is provided for the luncheon.

March Meeting Announcement

NOTICE: Due to the forecast of inclement weather the March meeting is postponed to April 11, 2017 and will be held at Liberty Mutual with the same topic as originally scheduled .

 

Hello Roundtable folks,

The next CSREM Roundtable meeting is Tuesday, March 14th at 10:00. The professional development topic is Violence in the workplace.

Although originally schedule for June 2016 meeting, circumstances out of control of the original speaker prevented them from presenting Workplace Violence. The Roundtable Steering Committee is pleased to announce we have resurrected the Workplace Violence topic which will be presented by Lisa Sullivan of OSHA Region 1 Boston Office. Lisa is an OSHA Industrial Hygienist and has taken the lead role for this topic in Region 1.

As of March 2017, Galen Blanton has assumed the Regional Administrator Position for Region 1.

The sponsor and host for this month’s meeting is Raymond C. Coia, Administrator, New England Laborers¹ Health and Safety Fund and hosted by Kevin McCarthy of Liberty Mutual. The meeting is being held at Liberty Mutual Conference Center, Riverside Office Park, 20 Riverside Road, Weston, MA 02493. If ya get lost, call Kevin on his cell phone # 617-512-0848 or Nancy on her phone # 617-959-4414.

As customary, please RSVP to Nancy Hughes of OHS Training & Consulting Inc. at nancy.ohstc@gmail.com , by this Friday March 10th to insure your name is on the security badge list and an accurate head count is provided for the luncheon.

Additional Information:

Hello Roundtable membership,

Below please find supporting OSHA document to augment Lisa Sullivan, Regional Workplace Violence Coordinator’s, presentation to our Tuesday Roundtable meeting, to include:

CPL 02-01-058 effective date 1/10/2017: https://www.osha.gov/OshDoc/Directive_pdf/CPL_02-01-058.pdf, OSHA Compliance Directive on Enforcement Procedures and Scheduling for Occupational Exposure to Workplace Violence. I suggest one read the above indicated brand-new workplace violence CPL before the meeting as background for Lisa’s presentation. Caution before you print out this doc it is 53 pages long. This doc cancels CPL 02-01-052 September 08, 2011. As indicated in CPL 02-01-058 the following construction requirements, while not all-inclusive, shall be considered as appropriate:

  • Section 5(a)(1)
  • 23
  • 35

Additional relevant info. Source is Conn-OSHA John Able at 860-263-6902 email john.able@ct.gov:

  • The May 16, 2017 CONN-OSHA Breakfast Roundtable Discussion Group subject will be “Active Shooter Awareness and Preparedness training.” To register send an e-mail to able@ct.gov,
  • The CT Safety Society is presenting “Veteran Safety Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the Workplace” on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 in Rocky Hill, CT. This no cost event will be held at the Veteran & Family Center, Group Training Center, 25 Elm Street, Rocky Hill, CT. Over the years, there has been much research on the effects of PTSD on veterans and other stressful occupations. This presentation is designed to provide general information on the facts and myths of PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), symptoms, management and free resources available. Mr. James Duncan, Outreach Coordinator, Hartford Vet Center will be the presenter. There is ample parking in the rear. Questions call Larry French at 860-301-0684.

Glenn E. Narrow

Charter Chairperson

CSREM

February’s Meeting Announcement

From Glenn:

“Hello Roundtable folks, 

The next CSREM Roundtable meeting is Tuesday, February 14th at 10:00. The professional development topic is Managing-Fire-Safety-On-Your-Construction-Project.

Peter C. Harrod, P.E.  Principal, Code Red Consultants, LLC, Fire and Life Safety Specialty Consultants will provide an enlightening presentation regarding the recent adoption of the new Massachusetts Fire Prevention Code and it’s reference to NFPA 241, property managers need to understand their responsibility associated with construction fire safety.  This program will outline the scoping provisions associated with these requirements, while providing us a clear understanding as to the role of the newly introduced Fire Prevention Program Manager.  Pete will outline the general contents of a formal Construction Safety Program and explain how it is different, yet supplemented by a fire protection Impairment Plan.  Attendees will learn how to create a framework of relevant sections and appendices depending on the complexity of our next renovation or new construction project.  Specifically, Pete will explain how a plan managed by the owner is just as critical as that plan we implement as the General Contractor.  Lastly, Pete will discuss common challenges faced on construction sites and potential mitigation when strict code compliance is unavoidable.  This presentation will help out in the education of project managers on some best practices in the most difficult aspect of construction site fire safety; the process of implementation.  We will be left with some great tools to log impairments, hot work, fire watch, and safety survey results. 

The sponsor and host for this month’s meeting is Mike Fox of H. Carr. The meeting is being held at Wyndham/Chelsea, 201 Everett Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150. Please note change in venue (I lied about this month’s meeting being held at Hilton Garden Inn, E Boston J). If ya get lost, call Nancy Hughes @ cell phone # 617-959-4414.

As customary, please RSVP to Nancy Hughes of OHS Training & Consulting Inc. at nancy.ohstc@gmail.com, by this Friday February 10th to assure that correct number of seating is available and an accurate head count is provided to the caterer for the luncheon”.

December’s Meeting Announcement

From Glenn:

Hello Roundtable folks, 

Our next and last for 2016 CSREM Roundtable Alliance professional safety development meeting is Tuesday, December 13th at 10:00. The topic for this meeting is Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard in Construction.

In our March 2016 Roundtable meeting Susan Shepherd, MA Department of Labor Standards, On-Site Consultation Program, explained the contents and responsibilities of the new Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard in Construction to us. Susan had shared her March speaking presentation for Roundtable membership reference as attached (at the end of this post). Now that we have had time to digest most of those items, it is time to understand the employer requirements and other key contractor provisions of this standard. In 193 days from this December 13th meeting contractors must be in compliance with final “Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard in Construction: rule sans legal delay or re-opening of the rulemaking process.

Join us while Bob Kunz, Corporate Safety Director, Dimeo Construction Company, leads us through a wide ranging interactive discussion (from the contractors perspective) related to this standard with a compliance required date of June 23, 2017.  We will discuss, various items such as the role and responsibility of the competent person, the difference between engaged and in vicinity workers (Is compliance with the 18 Table 1 tasks enough?), real-time exposure assessment(s), medical surveillance, and written exposure control plan(s).” Bob has had years of Crystalline Silica sampling and worker experience from a Silicosis point of view from open pit mining activities.

It has been a while since we’ve had a lesson learned presentation. As a group, we all participated in September 13th OSHA’s Region 1 Cut-It-Out Stand Down regarding the safe use of Cut Off Saws. While we have Bob at the podium, Bob is willing to share with us a lessoned learned on chop saws that he created for his Dimeo team.

The sponsor for this month’s meeting is Derek Lines, Director of Safety, John Moriarty & Associates, Inc. and hosted by Kevin McCarthy of Liberty Mutual. The meeting is being held at Liberty Mutual Conference Center, Riverside Office Park, 20 Riverside Road, Weston, MA 02493. If ya get lost, call Kevin on his cell phone # 617-512-0848 or Nancy on her phone # 617-959-4414.

As customary, please RSVP to Nancy Hughes of OHS Training & Consulting Inc. at nancy.ohstc@gmail.com, by this Friday December 09th to assure your name is on the security list and an accurate head count is provided for the luncheon.

silica-in-construction

November’s Meeting Announcement

From Glenn:

” Invitation to CSREM Roundtable meeting Tuesday November 08, 2016 at 10:00

Nancy, please forward to Roundtable distribution – thank you. Glenn

Hello Roundtable folks,

Our next CSREM Roundtable Alliance professional safety development meeting is Tuesday, November 08th at 10:00. The speaker for this meeting is Tim Irving.

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 2016.  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 on Mirror Check Day, Heat Illness and Injury, Fall Protection, Cut it Out, Ladder Safety Stand Down 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 trainings.

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 upstairs 2nd floor training room. Directions are below. If ya still get lost, call Joanne on her cell phone # 508-294-8771PARKING NOTE – please do not park in the front of the building as that is reserved for shopping customers. There is plenty of parking on the side of the building and along both sides of Oakland street.

As customary, please RSVP to Nancy Hughes of OHS Training & Consulting Inc. at nancy.ohstc@gmail.com, by next Friday November 04th to assure your name is on the list as seating capacity is 82 and an accurate head count is needed for the luncheon.

NOTE – the CSREM booking period for 2017 is now open. Please see below sponsorship opportunities.

HISTORICAL PROSPECTIVE (as attached)

Remaining 2016 MEETING SCHEDULE :

Nov 08 – sponsor and host National Lumber @ National Lumber, Mansfield

Dec 13 – sponsor open – host Liberty Mutual, Weston

2017 MEETING SCHEDULE :

January 10th – sponsor open & host @ Liberty Mutual

February 14th

March   14th  – sponsor open & host @Liberty Mutual

April 11th

May 09th

June   13th

Jul/Aug off

September 12th

October 10th   – sponsor open & host @ Liberty Mutual

November 14th – Sponsor and host – National Lumber

December 12th – sponsor open & host @Liberty Mutual”

September’s Meeting Announcement

From Glenn: 

Hello Roundtable folks, 

Our next CSREM Roundtable Alliance professional safety development meeting is Tuesday, September 13th at 10:00. The main topic of this meeting is Skylight safety.

Speaker for this month’s meeting is Rick Beets President of Bristolite Skylights. Rick is flying in from Santa Ana, California. Bristolite Skylights is one of few manufactures that make rated skylights. Bruce Barth of Vivat Const. Sales, Inc. Framingham, MA  mfg. rep for Brisolite Skylight will be introducing Rick.

If time permits, Peter Barletta, Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA Boston South/Braintree Office will introduce OSHA Region 1 Safety Awareness for Cut-Off Saws Training “Cut-it-Out” Day requested to be conducted also this date Tuesday, September 13, 2016 and Pete will explain how to reply to the survey monkey to confirm one’s training in Cut-Off Saws.

The sponsor and host for this month’s meeting is Shawn McGoff, Titan Roofing Inc. The meeting is being held at Wyndham/Chelsea, 201 Everett Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150. If ya get lost, call Nancy Hughes on her cell phone # 617-959-4414.

As customary, please RSVP to Nancy Hughes of OHS Training & Consulting Inc. at nancy.ohstc@gmail.com, by Friday September 9th to assure we are within seating capacity and an accurate head count is provided for the luncheon.

June’s Meeting Announcement

Hello Roundtable folks,

Our next CSREM Roundtable Alliance safety professional development meeting is Tuesday, June 14th at 10:00. The topic of this meeting is PCB’s in construction materials.

Co-speakers for our meeting are Kimberly N. Tisa, PCB Coordinator, U.S. EPA New England TSCA, Boston, MA and Robert L. May, Jr., President, Fuss & O’Neill EnviroScience, LLC, Manchester, CT.

Kim Tisa will discuss federal PCB regulations and Bob will present PCBs in Buildings: A Consultant’s Perspective.

The sponsors for this meeting are Steve O’Reilly and Tim LeBlanc of Callahan Inc. and the meeting is being hosted through Pat Griffin at New England Carpenters Training Fund, Millbury, MA.

This meeting is being held at Carpenters Training Center, 13 Holman Rd, Millbury, MA 01527 Web:  http://www.nectf.org. If ya still get lost please call Sarah Glispin 617-206-5760.

As always, please RSVP to Nancy Hughes of OHS Training & Consulting Inc. at nancy.ohstc@gmail.com, by Friday June 10th for an accurate head count for the luncheon.

 

FUTURE MEETING SCHEDULE :

Jun 14 – sponsor Callahan  – host Carpenter’s Union Training Center, Millbury – topic PCB

Jul/Aug – off for the summer

Sep 13 – sponsor Titan Roofing – host Wyndham, Chelsea – topic rated Skylights

Oct 11 – sponsor open – host Liberty Mutual, Weston – topic open

Nov 08 – sponsor and host National Lumber @ National Lumber, Mansfield – topic open

Dec 13 – sponsor open – host Liberty Mutual, Weston – topic open

Have a great week

Glenn & Nancy

May Meeting Announcement

From Glenn:

Hello Roundtable folks,

Our next CSREM Roundtable Alliance safety professional development meeting is Tuesday, May 10th at 10:00. The topic for this month’s meeting is Underground Electric Utility Safety & New Customer Connect.

Michael Hayhurst, Vice President of Eversource Electric and Gas will present an overview of how the electric system operates in this area as well as focusing on the Underground Electric Grid.

Michael Sweeney, Manager, Eversource Distribution Construction & Contractor Civil Construction, will present on the Eversource Electric Utility transmission and sub-transmission system design which includes all aspects of underground civil construction as it relates to Eversource Electric in the city of Boston.

Mr. Sweeney will also review safety guidelines as they relate to the following:

  1. 1Establishing and maintaining effective communication with Eversource and their contractors throughout the completion of work.
  2. Dig Safe
  3. Underground Electric Safety
  4. Work-zone safety precautions designed to protect pedestrian traffic, motorists, and neighboring customers.

John Quinn, Senior Supervisor, Eversource New Customer Connect, will discuss protocol for new customer connect requests.

The Lessons Learned portion of our meeting will be presented by Jon Duffy, Manager, Eversource Safety, and Shaun O’Sullivan, Local #369 safety representative will review a “near miss” that involved construction excavation equipment and an energized underground high voltage cable.

The sponsors for this May meeting are Michael Hayhurst, Vice President and Douglas Foley, Vice President of Eversource Electric and Gas, and meeting is being hosted by Craig Pinkham, President of Local 369 Utility Workers Union Of America.

This meeting is being held at Local #369 UWUA Union Hall, 120 Bay State Drive Braintree, MA 02184. The 369 union hall is just down the street on the right from the OSHA Boston South aka Braintree Area Office. If ya still get lost please call the Union Hall for directions phone 781-848-3740 or Judy Fleming 617-943-7721.

As always, please RSVP to Nancy Hughes of OHS Training & Consulting Inc. at nancy.ohstc@gmail.com, by Friday May 6th for an accurate head count for the luncheon.

October’s Meeting Information

Hello Roundtable folks,

Our next CSREM Roundtable Alliance safety professional development meeting is Tuesday, October 13 at 10:00. Our speaker is Kimberly A Stille, Regional Administrator, USDOL – OSHA Region I. Kim will provide a DOC (Directorate of Construction) update coupled with a general OSHA update.

As you remember at last month’s meeting, Mark Heffron, Sr. Safety and Health Specialist from OSHA’s Region 1 Enforcement Program and Technical Support, Boston Office instructed us in the new Confined Space in Construction Subpart AA Standard. Mark developed a power point presentation for our meeting. Many of you requested if Mark would make his very detailed presentation available. Your requests were heard and answered. Mark obtained permission to release his presentation. It is both posted on our CSREM website. Although, rather that make you hunt and peck for it, for your ease, we have attached it (all 55 pages) to this email.

This October meeting is being sponsored and hosted by Shaun Carvalho, Safety Director, Shawmut Design and Construction. The meeting is being held @ Wyndham/Chelsea, 201 Everett Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150. If ya get lost, call Nancy Hughes on her cell phone # 617-959-4414.  Of note though, parking will be tight. We used to overflow park across the street from the hotel’s main in the gravel lot. That area is not available as Skanska is constructing a Boston Professional Office Building in that lot.

As always, please RSVP to Nancy of OHS Training & Consulting Inc. at nancy@ohstrainconsult.com by this Friday October 9th for an accurate head count for the luncheon and to assure we are within room capacity regulations. If ya get lost, call Nancy Hughes on her cell # 617-959-4414.

FUTURE MEETING SCHEDULE 

10/13/15 – sponsor Shawmut Design and Construction and host Wyndham

11/10/15 – sponsor Zurich and host National Lumber
12/08/15 – sponsor open and host Liberty Mutual

Files Available from the September Meeting

Click the “Read more” button for the links.
Hello Roundtable folks,
Our first, after summer break, CSREM Roundtable Alliance safety professional development meeting is Tuesday, September 08th at 10:00. Topic is the new Confined Space in Construction Standard. Attached please find .pdf version of the standard (621 pages) for your reading pleasure. Unlike the sister general industry version there are requirements for the exposing contractor, controlling contractor and in some cases the owner.
Mark Heffron, Sr. Safety and Health Specialist from OSHA’s Region 1 Enforcement Program and Technical Support, Boston Office will instruct us in the new Confined Space in Construction Subpart AA. Mark will discuss General Industry vs. Construction, the definitions of a confined space, a permit-required confined space, site evaluation, permits, training, rescue, host employer information exchange, and more.
This new OSHA rule took effect August 3, 2015 although employers have until October 2, 2015 (OSHA memo) to indicate to OSHA that they are making a good faith effort to comply with the standard. In addition, the standard now includes attics and crawlspaces, this took effect August 4, 2015 and will also be enforceable after October 2, 2015.
This meeting is being sponsored by Derek Lines, Safety & Health Director, John Moriarty & Associates and hosted by Kevin McCarthy of Liberty Mutual. The meeting is being held at Liberty Mutual Conference Center, Riverside Office Park, 20 Riverside Road, Weston, MA 02493. If ya get lost, call either Kevin on his cell phone # 617-512-0848 or Nancy Hughes on her cell # 617-959-4414.
As you know one needs to be badged for entry into the Liberty’s facility. Please RSVP to Nancy of OHS Training & Consulting Inc. at nancy@ohstrainconsult.com by this Friday September 4th @ 12:00 as the food order must be submitted and security list provided to Liberty security.
FUTURE MEETING SCHEDULE 
Jul/Aug – summer off
09/08/15 – sponsor JMA and host Liberty Mutual
10/13/15 – sponsor Shawmut Design and Construction and host Wyndham
11/10/15 – sponsor Zurich and host National Lumber
12/08/15 – sponsor open and host Liberty Mutual

Updated Links from the April 14 Meeting

From Glenn Narrow:

Hello Roundtable folks,
Our appreciation is expressed to both Sarah and Mike of MassDEP for their presentations of MassDEP Asbestos Regulations. Please find weblink to MassDEP asbestos website. At the bottom you’ll also find link to Mike’s power point as presented at our April 14th meeting.

Also, our appreciation is expressed to Brian of MassDLS for his presentation of MassDLS Asbestos Regulations.Please find attached Brian’s power point in pdf format as presented at our April 14th meeting.

Glenn

 

Updated links from Mike Elliott:
As you requested, I am providing the link to the MassDEP asbestos website. There you will find a link to the revised MassDEP regulation under the heading “MassDEP Regulations, Policies and Guidance.” And as the title suggests, you will also find useful guidance documents such as a Fact Sheet summarizing the revised regulation.

Within the revised regulation, Section 10 specifically covers the “Requirements for the Removal of Asbestos-containing Asphaltic Roofing and Siding Materials.” This statutory language replaces the former 1996 guidance policy of a similar title. Contrary to the old “carve-out” there is no longer any notification exemption for roofing material that contains 1% or more asbestos, but if you follow the prescribed work practices, which I’m told are the same as they have always been, then you can dispose of the waste roofing material in any solid waste landfill permitted to accept C&D waste.

At the bottom of the MassDEP asbestos website, you’ll also find links to the DLS asbestos regulatory program and the DLS asbestos license lists.

 

PowerPoint from Brian:

Thank you again for inviting me to speak to your group. I hope that I was able to provide some useful information for them! Attached is a PDF of my presentation. Please feel free to forward to your members. Construction Safety Roundtable Meeting 4-14-2015