OSHA 30 – North Shore

The fall OSHA 30 Course will be held from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM on Friday & Saturday (October 11, 12 & 25, 26).

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

We have reserved a room at the Four Points Sheraton in Wakefield.

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OSHA 30 – North Shore

The fall OSHA 30 Course will be held from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM on Friday & Saturday (October 11, 12 & 25, 26).

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

We have reserved a room at the Four Points Sheraton in Wakefield.

OSHA 30 Sign-UP
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OSHA 30 – North Shore

The fall OSHA 30 Course will be held from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM on Friday & Saturday (October 11, 12 & 25, 26).

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

We have reserved a room at the Four Points Sheraton in Wakefield.

OSHA 30 Sign-UP
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OSHA 30 – North Shore

The fall OSHA 30 Course will be held from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM on Friday & Saturday (October 11, 12 & 25, 26).

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

We have reserved a room at the Four Points Sheraton in Wakefield.

OSHA 30 Sign-UP
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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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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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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

 

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.

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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