Meeting Related

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

-Sweating

·       What happens when the system is overloaded and breaks down

-Heat cramps

-Heat exhaustion

-Heat stroke

·       Treatment for heat stress

-Onsite measures

-Hospitalization

·       Preventing heat stress at a construction site

-Elimination

-Substitution

-Engineering and administrative controls

-PPE

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.

February Meeting

From Glenn:

Hello Roundtable members, 

Our next CSREM Roundtable Alliance safety professional development meeting is Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 10:00. This month’s co-speakers are Bob Carbone and Lynn Feigenbaum. 

Robert Carbone, Criminal Investigations Team (CIT), U.S. Dept. of Labor, JFK Federal Building, Boston will introduce the new CIT unit created last year 2019 within OSHA region 1. Bobs presentation will include the functions of the CIT unit, types of cases they focus on, review of the 3 – 4 cases they are currently working on and discussion of the Atlantic Drain Case. Bob will be joined by Lynn Feigenbaum, Assistant District Attorney with Suffolk County.

This month’s meeting is being both sponsored and hosted by Glenn Narrow of Greenwood Industries. 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 2020 Roundtable meetings please see below availability – 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 February 07, 2020 to insure your name is on the sign-in sheet, adequate seating arrangements are available and that Glenn has an accurate head count to provide to Double Tree for luncheon menu.

January 2020 Meeting

HAPPY NEW YEAR Roundtable members, 

The holidays are behind us, and we are back to the grind this new year. Our next CSREM Roundtable Alliance safety professional development meeting is Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 10:00. This month’s speaker is the ever thought provoking Bob Kunz. 

Bob Kunz, Corporate Safety Director, Dimeo Construction Company will present on:

Hindsight is ALWAYS 2020.  Let’s begin the decade with a wandering look back at telehandler use, dropped loads, guardrails, and record keeping (it is that time of year again…).  Then as a community, let us take a step forward and Fix What Bugs You!   

This month’s meeting is being both 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 on her cell phone # 508-294-8771

PARKING NOTE – please do not park in the front of the building as this is reserved for in-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.

The sign-up sheet to sponsor/co-sponsor a future 2020 Roundtable meeting is open to all and will to made available at this meeting – first come first reserve regarding the month of choice.

As customary, please RSVP to Nancy Hughes of OHS Training & Consulting Inc. at nancy.ohstc@gmail.com, by noontime this Friday January 10th, 2020 to insure your name is on the sign-in sheet, adequate seating arrangements are available and accurate head count is provided to Joanne for her luncheon count.

November Meeting

Hello Roundtable folks,

Next CSREM Roundtable meeting is Tuesday, November 12th at 10:00. The professional development meeting topic is Fleet Safety. The last time we touched on this subject was January 2016. We all have some owned/leased/rental fleet exposure. Tim and Harry have arranged for two presenters to include:

Douglas Drew, Loss Control Director, Acadia Insurance will present on Fleet Safety from an Insurance perspective.

Brad Bartkowski, President, Orion Fleet Intelligence, Conshohocken, PA will present on advantages of using fleet telematics to improve your fleet safety program.

This month’s meeting is being co-sponsored by Tim LeBlanc, VP Safety – East Coast, Wood Partners, Lexington, MA and Harry Carlson, Safety Director, Robert B. Our, Harwich, MA. 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. The sign-up sheet to sponsor/co-sponsor a 2020 Roundtable meeting is open to all and will to made available at this meeting – first come first serve regarding the month of choice.

As customary, please RSVP to Nancy Hughes of OHS Training & Consulting Inc. at nancy.ohstc@gmail.com, by noontime this Friday November 08, 2019 to insure your name is on the sign-in sheet, adequate seating arrangements are available and accurate head count is provided to Double Tree for luncheon count.

October’s Meeting

Hello Roundtable folks,
Next CSREM Roundtable meeting is Tuesday, October 08th at 10:00. Co-sponsors for this month’s meeting are both electrical contractors, as a result, ya gotta know the professional development meeting topic is electrical safety in nature, namely, An Overview of the NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Construction Workplace. We have two presenters to include:

Michael Ziskin, Founder and President of Field Safety Corporation. Mikes presentation will provide an overview of the NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Construction Workplace and focus on safety-related work practices and the changes to the standard that appear in the most current 2018 edition of NFPA 70E.

Chris Manos, Manager of Millbury facility of High Line Utility Supply. Chris will be present on the OSHA and ASTM standards requiring testing of rubber goods prior to their use.

This month’s meeting is being co-sponsored by Jeff Myung of State Electric Corporation and James VanOudenhove of Mass Bay Electric. 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.

As customary, please RSVP to Nancy Hughes of OHS Training & Consulting Inc. at nancy.ohstc@gmail.com, by noontime this Friday October 4th to insure your name is on the sign-in sheet, adequate seating arrangements are available and accurate head count is provided to Double Tree for luncheon count.

September Meeting

Hello Roundtable folks,
Welcome to the first CSREM Roundtable meeting back from summer break. Meeting is Tuesday, September 10th at 10:00. This month’s professional development topic/presenter is:

Eric Stalmon, Vice President Safety and Training for Marr Companies, will present on the December 2019 ANSI A92 standards for aerial lifts and scissor lifts. Eric will present how these updates will affect us and what we need to know to comply with this new standard. There are items in the three new suite of standards to be aware of whether you own, rent or lease the unit and operate or supervise these lifting machines.

This month’s meeting is being cosponsored by Mark Brown, Safety Director, NER Construction Management, Inc. and Steve Derochea, New England Safety Director, AECOM/Tishman. 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.

As customary, please RSVP to Nancy Hughes of OHS Training & Consulting Inc. at nancy.ohstc@gmail.com, by noontime Friday September 6th to insure your name is on the sign-in list, adequate seating arrangements are available and accurate head count is provided to Double Tree for luncheon count.

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.