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.