ANNOUNCING THE BTEA TRAINING SCHEDULE
All Employers and their Employees that contribute to the various industry funds are invited to attend these trainings! Check the Event Calendar too!
PFEANE/GEANE – Respirator/Fit Testing – June 10th – 2 Sessions
All Trades – Free OSHA Fall Protection Training for Residential Construction – June 14th – 8-10 AM
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The BTEA is identified throughout New England and the northeast as the major voice for the union building trades contractor. The BTEA encompasses seven different area trade associations that employ tradespeople from several different local building trades unions.
To best serve our membership we maintain a strong affiliation with various national contractors associations. Along with several national affiliations, we maintain close working relationship with several of the area building trades unions. The BTEA forms labor committees from each of its seven trade groups in order to negotiate with 13 different trades covering over 85 different local unions in the northeast region.
The BTEA also tracks legislation and government affairs that affect the construction industry. Through the years the BTEA has developed and maintained a healthy relationship with the leadership on Beacon Hill. This relationship affords us the opportunity to influence policymaking that would affect the construction industry. Members and staff travel regularly to our nation’s capitol to sit down with our Congressional Delegation and voice our opinion on issues at the national level.
The BTEA strives to maintain healthy and prosperous relations between labor and management. We get involved in organizing and sponsoring joint safety programs, informational seminars, and training programs to promote the construction industry. We also serve as trustees on several joint apprenticeship and training committees. By doing this we can help our members recruit qualified men and women needed to carry our industry well into the 21st Century.
For over 70 years the BTEA has made a positive impact on the construction industry. Our members have enjoyed positive working relationships with the various trade unions and national associations that we work with on a daily basis. Our goal is to maintain a positive environment in which contractors and tradespeople can enjoy health and prosperity within the construction industry.
PFEANE/GEANE & DC #35 Respirator/Fit Testing
June 10 @ 8:00 am
Free OSHA Fall Protection Training
June 14 @ 8:00 am
CarePacks Packing Event
June 17 @ 10:00 am
SMACNA – Industry Workshop
June 21 @ 8:00 am
Plasterers and Cement Masons – Silica Competent Person Training
June 24 @ 8:00 am
OSHA Inspections Down in 2016
April 19, 2017
Given the increasing focus on safety, you would expect OSHA had a busy year. However, continuing an ongoing trend, OSHA inspections dropped to the lowest level in 20 years. This marks the 4th consecutive year that inspections have fallen. In the Northeast, inspections of construction contractors have fallen by more than 30% over the last
Opportunity to become a Statewide Contractor
February 02, 2017
Kindly be advised that the Massachusetts Operational Service Division (OSD) has informed the BTEA about Tradespersons Statewide Contracts coming March 1st! The aim is to provide regional coverage for trade services required by state facilities. This process will begin by soliciting bidders for the services below (UNSPSC codes in parentheses): Boiler Services (72-15-10) Drain Services