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 Competent Person Training

The Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA) and SMACNA Boston are offering a Silica Competent Person Training Seminar.

Once completed each person will receive a certificate designating them as a competent person on site to manage the dangers of silica exposure. The new OSHA rule regarding Silica Exposure Limits is now in effect! Take advantage of this opportunity for silica training. This seminar will discuss the dangers of silica as well as the new regulations and how contractors and employees can meet the requirements.


SMACNA Technical University

Save the Dates
Special Opportunity for SMACNA Boston Members

(1½ day program) is coming to your backyard!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 – 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 25, 2018 – 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This 1½-day program is led by SMACNA’s Technical Resources staff and is recommended for project managers, estimators, engineers, supervisors, foremen, and shop superintendents. Participants will participate in intensive, hands-on educational sessions that cover many SMACNA standards including SMACNA’s HVAC Duct Construction, HVAC Air Duct Leakage, Fire/Smoke Dampers, and Round and Rectangular Industrial Standards.

SMACNA’s technical staff will provide an in-depth analysis of SMACNA standards and the means and methods to fabricate and construct projects in a more efficient manner to enhance the contractor’s ability and technical background to aid in the delivery of a cost-effective project.

Sign up by Monday, October 15th, 2018!

SMACNA University Sign-Up

CPR/First Aid – September 12, 13

SMACNA Boston is proud to offer CPR/First Aid Training through our affiliation with the BTEA.  Participants must attend 2 consecutive night sessions in order to receive certification from Contractors Risk Management (CRM), one of the premier safety training consultants in the country.

Classes are from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Hyatt Place in Braintree, MA.

Register at the link below no later than September 7, 2018.

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.

Project Communication w/ Kevin Dougherty

Kindly be advised that the Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA) and SMACNA Boston will be holding two quality educational seminars to be held on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 at the Boston Marriott Quincy, from 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Guest speaker will be Kevin Dougherty, a nationally recognized speaker in the construction industry.

The first seminar will be held for Project Managers/Owners in the morning.


Project Manager/Owner Course Description:  “Project Communication” 

This program is designed to help the contractor and their production teams take charge of projects and determine the most profitable way to proceed.  Understand the importance of finishing the project strongly, and all the documentation needs and standards.  This program will cover the importance of knowing what you own and how it will/can impact the job and how documentation is an important communication channel.


Register Here