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, 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”

September’s Meeting Announcement

From Glenn: 

Hello Roundtable folks, 

Our next CSREM Roundtable Alliance professional safety development meeting is Tuesday, September 13th at 10:00. The main topic of this meeting is Skylight safety.

Speaker for this month’s meeting is Rick Beets President of Bristolite Skylights. Rick is flying in from Santa Ana, California. Bristolite Skylights is one of few manufactures that make rated skylights. Bruce Barth of Vivat Const. Sales, Inc. Framingham, MA  mfg. rep for Brisolite Skylight will be introducing Rick.

If time permits, Peter Barletta, Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA Boston South/Braintree Office will introduce OSHA Region 1 Safety Awareness for Cut-Off Saws Training “Cut-it-Out” Day requested to be conducted also this date Tuesday, September 13, 2016 and Pete will explain how to reply to the survey monkey to confirm one’s training in Cut-Off Saws.

The sponsor and host for this month’s meeting is Shawn McGoff, Titan Roofing Inc. The meeting is being held at Wyndham/Chelsea, 201 Everett Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150. If ya get lost, call Nancy Hughes on her cell phone # 617-959-4414.

As customary, please RSVP to Nancy Hughes of OHS Training & Consulting Inc. at, by Friday September 9th to assure we are within seating capacity and an accurate head count is provided for the luncheon.

Cut-Off Saw Safety Stand Down Scheduled Sep 13, 2016

From Tim S. Irving, Assistant Regional Administrator/Cooperative and State Programs, US DOL/OSHA


The next safety stand down for Region I is scheduled for Tuesday, September 13, 2016 and will cover working with Cut Off Saws which will be beneficial to the Construction and Landscaping industries which frequently use these tools.  The “Cut-It-Out” Region I Stand Down is being presented as a direct result of local accidents involving Cut-Off Saws resulting in severe injuries, including amputations and in at least one case a fatality.   The material provided and format is similar to other recent Regional Stand Downs where the foreman or supervisor can utilize the training materials as a tool box talk.   I am requesting you to forward this email and attachments to your distribution list within the Construction and Landscaping industries, although other may apply, request their participation and encourage them to complete the course evaluation after the training has been completed.


OSHA Region I
Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time: Start anytime between 7:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Duration: Expected between 30 minutes and one hour depending on location size
Location: Buildings, landscaping projects and construction sites throughout New England
Sponsor: OSHA Region I – Cooperative and State Programs
Contact: Timothy S. Irving, Assistant Regional Administrator 617-565-9807

Peter Barletta, Compliance Assistance Specialist 617-565-6924


OSHA Region I Cooperative and State Programs and the Area Offices are working with our State Partners, Alliances, Partnerships, Voluntary Protection Programs and SHARP companies have scheduled a Safety Awareness for Cut-Off Saws Training “Cut-it-Out” Day on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, starting anytime between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Mission Description: During the allotted time frame of the “Cut-it-out,” each participating company will designate an individual to provide a group safety training component involving employees on their project/location. In addition, the company will review its site and identify hazards related to Cut-Off Saws which could be reduced through engineering controls or PPE. Participating organizations will be asked to document training and inspections via their own internal attendance sheets and complete a course evaluation to assist in determining of the effectiveness of this event. Please coordinate the totals for your facility/location or site and have one course evaluation completed per facility/location or site:  ­­­

Information Provided: Working Safer and Smarter with Power Cut-Off Saws booklet by High Performance Diamond Technology, Cut-Off Saw Safety Tool Box Talk by WorkSafe.  Concrete Construction Magazine Safety Article reprint – , and OSHA Letter of Interpretation are provided electronically and will be posted on the Safety Training and Inspection Days – New England Facebook page two weeks prior to training date.  The material provided is recommended but are not required to be used.   In addition, links to other educational videos and training sites are attached; AGC Cut-Off saw safety Video , Cut-Off Machine Safety, Maintenance and Operation .  Special thanks to AGC America,,  and High Performance Diamond Technology Ltd.

Concrete Construction Mag Art Cut It Out Evaluation Flyer and introduction Cut it out Jul16 draft OSHA LIO Cut off Saw Tool Box Cut Off Saw Working Safer Power Cut-Off Saws Booklet