PFEANE/GEANE & DC #35 Respirator/Fit Testing









PFEANE/GEANE and District Council #35 will be holding a joint Respirator Training and Quantitative Fit Testing Seminar at the Finishing Trades Institute, 25 Colgate Road, Roslindale, MA.


There is limited space available for the two sessions.  

Morning – 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


Afternoon – 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m


Participants must:

  1. Be clean shaven,
  2. have proof of medical clearance or undergo medical testing at the seminar for clearance,
  3. bring their own respirator (which needs to be very clean – new or new like).


Please sign up individuals below or contact the Association Office for group registration.

PFEANE/GEANE Respirator/Fit Testing

Individuals can sign up here. For group registrations, contact the Association Office at 781-849-3220.


Mask(s) Information


ANSI Compliant Supervisor Lift Training (Classroom Only) – POSTPONED

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 the classroom portion of the lift training which satisfies the new ANSI MEWP standard for supervisors.  Attendees who also act as occupants of these lifts must 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

Customer Focused Construction & Communications – POSTPONED

A successful customer experience drives all great businesses. But do we truly know how to drive successful customer relationships?

Proactive communication is at the heart of all business relationships, but it is sometimes very difficult to accomplish effective customer communications through email, texting and instant messaging. Customer focused communication is an important marketing approach that includes positioning the firm and its team members through strong operations, collaborative planning and great communications from beginning to end.

This session is intended to give you best practices, strategies and tips for improving the overall customer communications platform in your company and is designed for executive, senior and mid-level managers.

  • Specific goals of this full-day session include:
  • Define the right and wrong ways to communicate
  • Examine the elements of strong proactive communication with a
  • Develop a “Customer-Centric” philosophy through operations
  • Examine practical applications of customer service as well as tips and ideas to become a better customer ambassador
  • Understand the traits of highly productive teams

Participants will learn:

  • New approaches and best practices for communicating with the customers
  • Increase their awareness of their own communication habits
  • Understand the importance of customer communication as a branding and
    positioning tool
  • Develop a system to enhance communications throughout all phases of a
  • Create an ‘no-surprise’ communications environment

Randy Nemchin works with clients in all construction sectors to improve company, team, and individual performance. With more than 20 years of experience in training, employee development, and process improvement, Nemchin applies his in-depth knowledge of human relations to enhance the overall success of organizations. His energetic classroom style, passion for the learning process and natural sense of humor all help him create an effective learning environment for participants.

FMI Communications

Effective Preconstruction Planning Webinar

The Building Trades Employers Association (BTEA) and Massachusetts Construction Advancement Program (MCAP) are proud to host this webinar with Stephane McShane of Maxim Consulting. Stephane will walk through the best practices of managing the preconstruction planning process. In this webinar, attendee will learn about everything they need to do in order to increase their chances of a successful project.

Prejob Planning Concepts include:
• Estimating Turnover Meeting
• Estimating Budget
• Planning Meeting
• Change Order Zero
• Operating Budget

MAXIM Webinar Registration Request



Project Communication

This seminar has been postponed until further notice.  If you have already registered, you will be notified of the new date once it is decided.

Kindly be advised that the Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA) and Massachusetts Construction Advancement Program (MCAP) will be holding an educational seminar featuring the well-known speaker Kevin Dougherty.

This program is designed to improve your project profitability. Project Communication will help contractors and their production teams take charge of projects and determine the most profitable way to proceed.

This program will help attendees understand the importance of establishing communication protocols, along with all the documentation needs and standards. This program will cover the importance of knowing what you own and how it will/can impact the job. We will take a unique look at how improving communication and team work between design, estimating, project management, and production can and will improve profitability.

This is a “hands” on program which will get the juices flowing and is applicable to anyone who is involved and has an impact of the projects profitability.


Lean Construction Jobsite Practices

This seminar has been postponed until further notice.  If you have already registered, you will be notified of the new date once it is decided.

Join Tom Richert, Principal of LeanProject for an seminar on how to best implement lean construction. This is the second of two lean workshops held by the BTEA and Tom Richert. This seminar is intended for project managers and operations staff who are interested in how to better implement lean principles into practice.

This workshop introduces several common lean practices trade contractors can apply on projects, regardless of whether the general contractor is using lean. These practices include the Last Planner® System, 5S organization, visual management, and balanced workflow planning.

These practices have been demonstrated to increase productivity and reduce the level of unplanned work and resulting risk. The day provides an awareness of how work is planned has a dramatic impact on the level of productivity in the field.


Financial Management w/ FMI

Financial management is a hallmark of great organizations. Collections, billing, cost management and ethical profit maximization are not the sole province of the controllers and CFO’s. In fact, all company and project team members of firm have a stake in strong financial management.

The session will demystify financial concepts and reporting methods to help project team members and other non-financial team members understand how a project is managed profitably. The session will also review how a job cost report is just one leg of an income statement for a firm.

The goals of this session include:

  • Understand the fundamentals of sound financial management, from
    the project to the firm
  • Create an instinct for being a “Business Manager”
  • Identify the controllable costs that “move the needle” for any firm
  • Understand how financial instruments are affected by job cost
    changes, change orders, labor productivity, cash collections, among
    other factors.

Participants will learn:

  • An understanding of the economics of productivity and financial management
  • An opportunity to examine best practices that drive productivity
  • How to develop critical implementation approaches

This course is intended for key field leaders and project managers who are
leading project teams and have responsibility for project results.



Gregg M. Schoppman, a principal with FMI, specializes in the areas of productivity and project management. He leads FMI’s project management consulting practice. He also heads the consulting management group of FMI’s Florida office.


Financial Management Registration

Company Contact Info



Leveraging Lean Construction as a Competitive Strategy Workshop

Join Tom Richert, Principal of LeanProject for an introductory seminar on how to best utilize lean construction as a competitive advantage. This is the first of two lean workshops held by the BTEA and Tom Richert. This seminar is intended for senior managers and owners who are interested in better understanding lean construction.

This workshop addresses how lean management practices create financial benefits through streamlining of work processes, increases in profit velocity, and deeper engagement on the part of employees. It includes a mix of interactive simulations and facilitated discussions so participants can understand the business and human benefits of adopting a lean work ethic.
The day demonstrates how companies undertaking a shift toward lean experience greater productivity while creating a challenging and rewarding work environment.

Leveraging Lean Construction Registration

Reasonable Suspicion Training

Modern Assistance Programs (MAP) is one of the premier employee assistance plans for the union trades in New England. Their instructors and clinicians utilize expertise in order to provide comprehensive reasonable suspicion training for supervisors.

The training will be used by the supervisors to determine whether reasonable suspicion 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. Included are several 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.

Reasonable Suspicion Training

New ANSI Lift Standards Training

Wait List Only

Join Eric Stalmon, VP of Safety and Training for the Marr Companies for classroom and hands-on training which satisfies the new ANSI A92.22 lift standards for operators and supervisors.

The new ANSI Standards are effective March 1, 2020 are you ready?

ANSI standards released in late 2018 which were originally to become effective on December 10, 2019 will now be delayed until March 1, 2020.

The changes include renaming Aerial Work Platforms (AWPs) to Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs). Rather than being classified by the equipment type, machines are now broken up by Groups, then sub-divided into Types.

In addition, the new standards place greater responsibility on the equipment user regardless of whether they are a large maintenance operation or a small business that rents a scissor lift, boom lift, etc.

ANSI Standard A92.22 requires all MEWP users to develop a risk assessment and site safety plan, which must be shared with everyone on the work site. ANSI Standard A92.94 now requires training for occupants and supervisors of aerial equipment.

The requirements do not have the force of law as enforced by OSHA, but do present a liability issue for contractors who choose not to follow the most up to date safety standards.

Please email Jeanne Tempesta at to be added to the wait list for this or future lift trainings.