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.


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.


Remaining 2016 MEETING SCHEDULE :

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

Dec 13 – sponsor open – host Liberty Mutual, Weston


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”