DPS Listening Sessions Scheduled for Monday, October 26, 2015 @ 09:30

Hello Roundtable folks,

As many of you know Gov Charlie Baker has requested under Exec Order 562 that all Massachusetts government agencies look over their existing laws on the books. Recently, MaDEP (Mike Elliott) accomplished this task regarding their ACM regulations. Yesterday, Thursday MaDLS (Brian Wong) held his stakeholders meeting on their ACM regs down on Staniford Street. I would not classify the meeting as being fun, although in my opinion, it certainly proved to be very interesting.

Attached please find invitation from MaDPS to attend their DPS Listening Sessions Scheduled for Monday, October 26, 2015 starting @ 09:30 at One Ashburton Place. I’m sure there is a reason why DPS hoisting regulation is last on the agenda, just saying.

Wishing all of you a safe and pleasant holiday weekend.



From: Department of Public Safety [mailto:matt.carlin@mass-dps.ccsend.com] On Behalf Of Department of Public Safety
Sent: Friday, October 9, 2015 4:40 PM
To: Glenn Narrow <gnarrow@greenwood-industries.com>
Subject: DPS Listening Sessions Scheduled for Monday, October 26, 2015






The Department of Public Safety is currently reviewing its regulations pursuant to Executive Order 562 and it encourages input from affected regulatory communities and other interested persons.


As a result, DPS will hold a series of back-to-back listening sessions providing an opportunity for comment on the following regulations:


520 CMR 14:  Excavation and Trench Safety

526 CMR:       Recreational Tramway Board

520 CMR 5:    Amusement Devices

520 CMR 6:    Hoisting Machinery


The listening sessions will be held in the order listed above, and the duration of each session will depend on the number of those in attendance wishing to speak.   The sessions will be held at the following time and location:



Monday, October 26, 2015, beginning at 9:30 a.m.



One Ashburton Place

Ashburton Café Conference Room

Boston, MA 02108






Enjoy The Holiday Weekend



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.


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