Confined Spaces Training

Confined spaces incidents aren’t the most common, but they can be the most deadly. As we have seen in numerous incidents throughout New England, confined spaces hazards tend to be misunderstood or underestimated. In addition, many confined spaces injuries or fatalities  involve not one, but two, victims: the worker and the rescuer.

BTEA and Contractor’s Risk Management (CRM) are working together to offer this training to all our signatory contractors.  Make sure your employees are up to date on the latest in confined spaces regulations and procedures!

The course covers:

  • Key elements of the OSHA Permit-Required Confined Spaces Regulation
  • Confined spaces concepts and terminology
  • The difference between confined spaces and permit-required confined spaces
  • How to identify and evaluate hazards: atmospheric, mechanical, chemical
    Procedures for controlling hazards
  • Proper protective equipment for confined spaces
  • Duties of the entry supervisor, entrant, and attendant
  • Procedures for self-rescue, non-entry rescue, entry rescue by company employees, and entry rescue by emergency responders
  • Completing the entry process

Register HERE

Silica Awareness Webinar

The OSHA rule regarding Silica Exposure Limits is in effect! This webinar is the first part of the BTEA Comprehensive Silica Training which will result in becoming a competent person regarding Silica Exposure. In the webinar, CRM experts will discuss the dangers of silica as well as the new regulation and how contractors and employees can meet the requirements.

Members should have received a registration link in their notice. However, you may complete the form at the link below to add your name to the list.

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Lift Training (Classroom Only)

Kindly be advised that the BTEA will be hosting a classroom lift training in conjunction with Contractor’s Risk Management (CRM).

During this training, participants will learn how to use a personal fall arrest system, calculate load capacities, understand vehicle limitations and stability, and perform inspections on an aerial boom lift, scissor lift and an aerial platform. Participants will understand the hazards associated with aerial lifts and the safety precautions necessary to avoid injury.

This training will consist of only the classroom portion of the lift training.  Each attendee should also complete a hands on portion using the type of lift specific to their needs.  CRM is happy to work with companies that attend this training to complete the hands on exercises as well.  Please contact John Ferrante at to schedule the second portion of training.

To register CLICK HERE.

Reasonable Suspicion Training

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires that all persons designated to supervise drivers receive Reasonable Suspicion Training (RST). In this seminar, Bruce Lawler of Contractor’s Risk Management (CRM) will provide this training for anyone who is concerned with having a drug free workforce.  Not only is RST required by the FMCSA, but it is also an important legal safeguard when attempting to determine if an individual is intoxicated or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

This seminar will provide the formal 2-2.5 hour reasonable suspicion course. There are exercises and a 15  question exam that must be passed before receiving an RST Certificate. RST will now be more important than ever with the ongoing decriminalization and legalization of marijuana. Fill out the form below to register!

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the regulations that apply to reasonable suspicion testing, including the alcohol and drug prohibitions
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of alcohol abuse and drug use and describe what to look for when determining reasonable suspicion
  • Receive a certificate affirming they have passed a Reasonable Suspicion Course.

To Register, CLICK HERE.

Focus Four Training

The Focus Four Training was developed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to help workers in the construction industry understand the hazards they face and how best to manage these hazards in the field.  The Focus Four Training is covered by both the 10 hour and 30 hour OSHA Training, however this 2 hour course is a great refresher on the latest information on these top four hazards.

  • Falls
  • Caught In Betweens
  • Struck By
  • Electrocution

Please join Contractor’s Risk Management (CRM) as they present the latest information and risk mitigation strategies regarding these 4 job site dangers.  Space is limited.

To Register, CLICK HERE.

Rigging Awareness & Signaling Training

Kindly be advised that the Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA) and the Massachusetts Construction Advancement Program (MCAP) will be holding two quality educational training sessions for their contributing employees to be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the Hilton Dedham from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Contractors Risk Management (CRM) a leading safety consultant in New England will provide participants these two 2-hour construction safety courses.   Certification cards will be awarded upon successful completion of these courses.

Rigging Awareness4:00 pm – 6:00 pm will provide participants information on:  Applicable OSHA & ANSI/ASME Regulations and Standards, Special Emphasis on OSHA 1926 Subpart CC for Cranes and Derricks in Construction, Principles of Craning, Safe Operating Practices, Suspended Personnel Platforms, Communications in Lifting Operations, Accident Causes and Preventions.  Light Snacks will be provided!

“Signaling Training” 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm will provide participants information on:  Requirements for OSHA Crane Signaling, ANSI Hand signals, Voice Signaling, OSHA other signaling, Reasons for signaling, Modification of signals, Practical test for signals, Written test on ANSI hand signals. Full dinner will be provided!

 You can register using the link below. Registrations are due by March 7, 2018Register early as space is limited for both sessions!