Hot Works Safety Program – South Shore

The Hot Work Safety Program is required all across Massachusetts to conduct a number of heat related construction work. The BTEA is proud to be a Hot Works Administrator in partnership with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

We are hosting a Hot Works Training Course with Contractor’s Risk Management to help ensure that all of our members have the ability to provide this training to anyone who might need it.

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

Hot Works Registration
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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

Confined Spaces Training

Silica Competent Person Training

Kindly be advised that the Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA)  our affiliated associations, and Massachusetts Construction Advancement Program (MCAP) will be 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.

All Trades Silica Competent Person Training

Ultimate DOT Training – Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) and Reasonable Suspicion Training

Transportation is a huge area of liability exposure for contractors. The BTEA and our safety consultant Contractors Risk Management (CRM) are teaming up to offer a training for supervisors who manage commercial drivers.  This training will include the 7 BASIC (Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories) and a Reasonable Suspicion Training.

These 7 BASICs include:

  • Unsafe Driving Practices
  • Driver Fitness – Hours of Service
  • Controlled Substances
  • Crash Indicators
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Hazardous Materials

Reasonable Suspicion Training is used by the supervisors to determine whether justification exists to intervene with an employee who appears to be actively under the influence. The training includes the physical, behavioral, speech, and performance indicators of probable alcohol misuse and use of controlled substances. Recurrent training for supervisory personnel is not required. We include several real interactive scenarios where the student learns how outside influences can affect a person’s demeanor, examples include but are not limited to; Low sugar reaction for the diabetic, prescription drug and over the counter drugs with interacting on each other. And of course, the “in your face situation where evidence of alcohol or drugs is visibly present.

The seminar will be conducted by Bruce Lawler, a former New Hampshire State Trooper and DOT compliance specialist.

Please register below

Ultimate DOT Training



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.

CPR/First Aid Classes

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.

CPR/First Aid Classes

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 Monday, August 19, 2019 at the AC Marriott Worcester 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 form below.  Register early as space is limited for both sessions!

Rigging Awareness & Signaling Training Registration

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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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 to schedule the second portion of training.

Lift Training