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

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!

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.

REGISTER HERE

CPR/First Aid

SMACNA Boston is proud to sponsor CPR/First Aid Training for Contractors signatory with our trade.  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 February 1st, 2018.

REGISTER HERE

Managing and Forecasting Labor Costs

This program is a must for all management staff who must understand the impact of labor costs on the success of a project. This 4-hour workshop will equip participants with the tools, techniques and guidelines to manage and forecast a contractor’s biggest risk on every project: LABOR!  Subject matter includes estimating techniques, break down strategies, early warning signs (how to find and how to manage), the importance of charging time accurately, change order incorporation into labor forecasts and post-mortems.

PresenterTroy Aichele, Aichele & Associates, LLC

 

Attendees of this program will learn: 

  • Create useful job cost breakdowns and time cards
  • Analyze the labor portion of job cost reports
  • Incorporate executed, unexecuted, performed and proposed change orders into project labor forecasts
  • Identify early red flags indicating future labor overruns
  • Use best practices for accurate labor percentage updates
  • Forecast labor necessary to complete the project vs. hours and cash remaining
  • Use post-mortem project labor data

 

Activities include:

  • Analyzing a 50% complete job cost report to determine accuracy and predict a labor budget.
  • Using the job cost report, students will also be asked to recalculate labor costs based on a change order proposal log.
  • Students will break down an estimating package for labor job cost tracking.

 

Please register no later than Tuesday, January 16, 2018!

REGISTER HERE

BTEA Boston Hot Works Safety Program

The City of Boston recently announced that enforcement of the Hot Works Program will begin September 1st, 2017

***Read the latest update from the City of Boston on the NFPA Hot Work Safety Certificate program.***

BTEA is hosting a Hot Works Training Course with Contractor’s Risk Management to help ensure that all of our members have the training they need to meet these requirements.

Click Here to register – $25.00 fee required

All Trades – 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