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 below

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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 below to be added to the list of registrants.

Silica Webinar Registration Request
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OSHA 30 – Friday & Saturday (Oct. 12, 13, Nov. 2, 3)

The fall OSHA 30 Course will be held from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM on Friday & Saturday (October 12, 13 & Nov. 2, 3).

You must attend every session in order to receive OSHA 30 certification.

We have reserved a room at the Hyatt Place in Braintree by the South Shore Plaza.

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Federal Crane Operator Certification

The Building Trades Employers’ Association would like to issue a reminder to all employers that the effective date for the new Federal Crane Operator Certification Rule is November 10, 2018 for construction employers.

Under this rule, the Massachusetts Hoisting and Rigging License WILL NOT count for compliance. Only exams that contain a written and a practical portion will meet the federal criteria for compliance. We recommend ensuring that all of your crane operators have received the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) or Crane Institute Certification (CIC) training for each type of crane they control.

Employers signatory with the Operating Engineers Local #4 should be aware that all Local #4 operators are already NCCCO certified and no further action is needed.

Private instructors are available through NCCCO and CIC.  The BTEA has created the attached document to better inform our members of the Federal and various State certification requirements.

As soon as possible, we recommend that all employers of crane operators ensure that their state licenses are up to date and to require employees achieve NCCCO/CIC certification. While there is always the chance that the Federal Crane Operation Certification Rule will be delayed again, there will be a last minute rush all across the industry, so it is best to be ahead of the curve.

BTEA Crane Operator Certification Overview

Lift Training (Classroom Only)

Kindly be advised that the BTEA and MCAP 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 jferrante@btea.com to schedule the second portion of training.

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 so please register below.

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OSHA 30 Training – Friday & Saturday (March 9, 10, & 23, 24)

The Winter OSHA 30 Course will be held from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM on Friday & Saturday (March 9, 10 & 23, 24).

You must attend every session in order to receive OSHA 30 certification.

We have reserved a room at the Hyatt Place in Braintree by the South Shore Plaza.

OSHA 30 Sign-UP
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OSHA 30 Training – Friday & Saturday (March 9, 10, & 23, 24)

The Winter OSHA 30 Course will be held from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM on Friday & Saturday (March 9, 10 & 23, 24).

You must attend every session in order to receive OSHA 30 certification.

We have reserved a room at the Hyatt Place in Braintree by the South Shore Plaza.

OSHA 30 Sign-UP
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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 below

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Free OSHA Fall Protection Training

The Fall Training below is filling up fast but we still have openings.  This is a great opportunity to have you and your employees receive free training on fall protection.  The intent of fall protection is to save lives and prevent injuries.

Many workers are killed each year from falls off of roofs. Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 350 of the 937 construction fatalities recorded in 2015 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable.

Prevent the needless suffering of workers, their families and coworkers—be sure all employees are using fall protection.  We are here to help you sort out the requirements and protect your workers.

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