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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 by this Friday September 4th @ 12:00 as the food order must be submitted and security list provided to Liberty security.
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

May’s Meeting Update

Nancy, please forward meeting invitation to Roundtable distribution – thank you.

Hello Roundtable folks, 

Our next CSR-EM Roundtable Alliance safety professional development meeting is Tuesday, May 12th at 10:00. Subject is Reasonable Suspicion Training w/certification.

Wayne P. Estes, PA-C, Director, Atmed Occupational Medicine, A division of Atmed Treatment Center, Inc. Johnston, RI will conduct  certificate level suspicion training. We have long talk about holding this now 2 hour class in conjunction with a regular meeting. It is finally here.

 SUPERVISOR TRAINING REQUIREMENT Each of the DOT rules requires employers to provide training for supervisors of safety-sensitive employees. The training must include specific information on the physical, behavioral, and performance indicators of probable drug or alcohol use. Supervisors who may make reasonable suspicion test determinations must complete at least 2 hours of supervisor training—one hour on signs and symptoms associated with drug use and one hour on signs and symptom associated with alcohol misuse. The 2 hour requirement is considered minimum. Any company is allowed to exceed these requirements. I.e. Greenwood Industries Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion class is a four hour program. Employers must maintain documentation of the Supervisor’s participation in the required training. DOT Supervisor’s Guide – Drug Revised November 2002 

Supervisors and other company officials who may be called on to make a reasonable suspicion determination are required to have 60 minutes of training on the physical, behavioral, and performance indicators of probable drug use, and at least 60 minutes of training on physical, behavioral, speech, and performance indicators of probable alcohol misuse. Supervisors are only required to have this training one time, and there is no regulatory requirement for refresher training. If all of your company’s supervisors have already had this training, then the company’s choice to not provide additional training is acceptable.

Q & A/Common Audit Findings Page 5 Spring 2008

There are six reasonable suspicion attachments to this email for reference. If you are serious about implementing a reasonable suspicion program for your company be sure to print out the two checklist attachments and bring those with you to the Roundtable meeting as this is where the rubber meets the road.

This meeting is being sponsored and hosted by Joanne Cameron, National Lumber. The meeting is being held at National Lumber, 245 Oakland St, Mansfield MA facility upstairs 2nd floor training room. Room capacity is 83. Directions are below. If ya still get lost, call Joanne on her cell phone # 508-294-8771. 

As always, please RSVP to Nancy of OHS Training & Consulting Inc. at by Friday May 8th for an accurate head count for luncheon and certificates which will be issued at end of training class.

Meeting attachments:

Alere Info Sheet – Comparison of Drug Testing Methodologies