A Foreman’s Field Guide To Developing Your Workforce

BTEA and MCAP are pleased to announce that Nic Bittle will be conducting an extended seminar for supervisors and foremen of our contributing contractors.

In A Foreman’s Field Guide to Developing Your Workforce, Nic will walk your foremen and supervisors through how to develop their team for long-term success.  As natural mentors on the jobsite it is up to the Foremen and Supervisors to develop their crew to be the next leaders of the industry.

In this program your Supervisor/Foreman will learn:

  • The 4 Core Competencies lacking in most of the workforce entering the industry today.
  • How to develop those competencies within your team while on the job.
  • How to develop each team member so that everyone communicates on a higher level.
  • The tips, tricks, tactics, and techniques a foreman and/or supervisor must master to effectively lead in today’s market.

 

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CPR/First Aid – South Shore

BTEA is proud to sponsor CPR/First Aid Training for Contractors signatory with our trades.  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 below no later than September 1st, 2019.

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CPR/First Aid – South Shore

BTEA is proud to sponsor CPR/First Aid Training for Contractors signatory with our trades.  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 below no later than September 1st, 2019.

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BTEA Building Trades Recovery Week Highlight Video

This video from 617Media highlights the major events of the Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA) sponsored Building Trades Recovery Week, held the last week of April 2019. It shined a light on substance use disorder in construction and tried to educate individuals with hands on training to move towards treatment and recovery options.

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Hot Works Safety Program – North Shore

The Hot Work Safety Program is now required all across Massachusetts, so the 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.

Individuals must fill out the form below and also add the registration to their cart and pay $25.00 by Visa/Mastercard in order to save a spot in the course.


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MA Paid Family & Medical Leave UPDATE Webinar

John Ferrante, Associate Executive Director of the Building Trades Employers’ Association will provide an overview of the MA Paid Family & Medical Leave Law as well as update attendees on the most recent developments concerning out of state contractors, employee notification requirements, and benefits coverage for individuals who take leave.

 

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https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9146142738685018123 

Building Trades Recovery Week A Success!

 

When we initially came up with the idea to host a first-ever Building Trades Recovery Week, we knew we were doing something historic — taking on a crisis that many have shied away from and few industries have addressed publicly. But we knew we had to step forward.

We must shine a light on this epidemic, which disproportionately affects the construction industry.  Our workers are six times more likely to die from opioid overdose than any others in Massachusetts; 150 workers per 100,000 die from overdoses annually.

It’s important to let our peers know that it’s OK to ask for help. Addiction can happen to anyone — any worker, any family, and on any worksite. Construction is one of the most dangerous jobs, and many are prescribed prescription painkillers to cope with injury and everyday wear and tear. Many are prescribed opiate painkillers and due to the addictive nature of the medication, many find themselves struggling to cease usage after the injury subsides.

Addiction can leave a person feeling ashamed and helpless. So it’s crucial to show those workers that there are great lives — and careers — ahead of them once they get treatment.

We were overwhelmed with the positive response that Recovery Week received from across the industry. Sponsors from more than 12 New England contractor associations and 13 trades came together in solidarity with their workers. Together we worked to increase awareness and understanding of substance use and abuse, educate participants on how to recognize substance use on the job-site, reduce the stigma surrounding the opioid crisis and encourage workers to seek help when needed.

Forward-thinking contractors such as Karas & Karas Glass, Lee Kennedy Co, McCusker Gill, and Worcester Air Conditioning have committed to solutions – such as keeping Narcan on hand, in their fabrication shops and on all their jobsites to save lives in the event of an overdose.

The conference featured a number of inspiring speakers, including Congressman Stephen Lynch, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Charlestown Rep. Daniel Ryan, former Celtics player Chris Herren, BTEA’s Director of Labor Relations, Thomas S. Gunning, Harvard/MGH’s Dr. Gregory Acampora, John MaGahan of the Gavin Foundation, Frank Callahan of the MBTC, President & CEO of Modern Assistance Programs John Christian, and many more — all who offered a unique perspective on the subject of opioids and substance use.

The week culminated in a 150-second job site stand down to honor the 150 opioid-related deaths per 100,000 workers in Massachusetts annually. At two large worksites: M Block in the Seaport District and Lee Kennedy’s HOOD plant project in Charlestown, hundreds of workers and contractors came together, supported by Mayor Martin J. Walsh and other allies.

The media response was incredible. From the Boston Globe and Boston Herald, to public radio, to every local TV station in Boston, our message of hope–and real solutions–came through loud and clear.

The impact on workers’ lives was immediate. We couldn’t have imagined how many people we would touch and how quickly brave workers would step forward to acknowledge they have a problem and ask for help. For us, that is the true measure of success and we thank them.

We want to thank our sponsors and allies for helping to bring this conference to fruition.

By shining a spotlight on the opioid crisis, we are already changing, and saving, lives and we hope when we’re standing here next year during Recovery Week, we can say we made a real difference and gave someone a new beginning.

BTEA Recovery Week Media Round Up

 

150 Second Stand Down for Recovery at 11:30 AM

Join hundreds of employers and thousands of union members for an industry-wide stand down to raise awareness about substance abuse and recovery.

In Massachusetts, 150 out of every 100,000 construction workers die an opioid-related death.  Construction workers are 6x more likely to suffer an opioid-related death than all other workers.

Join our members, sponsors, and supporters as we conduct a 150 second (2.5 minute) stand down at 11:30 AM on Friday May 3rd, 2019.  We ask that everyone pause work and observe a moment of silence as we reflect about the ongoing opioid epidemic and raise awareness for those struggling with addiction or in recovery.

PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT HERE

CPR/First Aid

BTEA is proud to sponsor CPR/First Aid Training for Contractors signatory with our trades.  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 below no later than February 1st, 2019.

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BTEA – CPR/First Aid Classes

BTEA is proud to sponsor CPR/First Aid Training for Contractors signatory with our trades.  Participants must attend 2 consecutive night sessions in order to receive certification from Contractors Risk Management, one of the premier safety training consultants in the country.

Classes are from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM on May 2nd and 3rd at the Hyatt Place in Braintree, MA.

Register below no later than Wednesday, April 26th, 2018.

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