ANSI Lift Training Classroom/Supervisor Portion

The Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA) and Massachusetts Construction Advancement Program (MCAP) will be offering a Lift Training Webinar in conjunction with Contractor’s Risk Management (CRM).

During this ANSI compliant 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. This is enough to satisfy ANSI requirements for supervisors, however, lift occupants also require a hands-on training on using the type of lift specific to their needs.

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Reasonable Suspicion Training

The Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA) and Massachusetts Construction Advancement Program (MCAP) will be offering contributing contractors Reasonable Suspicion Training for their employees. 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.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:
• Describe the regulations that apply to reasonable suspicion testing, including the alcohol and drug prohibitions
• Recognize the signs and symptoms of alcohol abuse and drug use and describe what to look for when determining reasonable suspicion
• Receive a certificate affirming they have passed a Reasonable Suspicion Course.

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Confined Spaces Webinar

The Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA) will be offering contributing contractors a Confined Spaces Training WEBINAR! Make sure your employees are up to date on the latest in confined space regulations and procedures!

The course will cover:
• 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

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The Building Trades Employers Association (BTEA) and Massachusetts Construction Advancement Program (MCAP) are proud to host this webinar with Stephane McShane of Maxim Consulting.

We all have the same 24 hours in a day. Why is it that some people can accomplish a lot while others struggle to make it through their in-box? It is impossible to manage time but you can develop self-management skills to make you more focused and productive. This interactive and reflective session will identify the time wasters that prevent you from reaching your potential and provide you with 10 tips on how to maximize productivity!
Learning Objectives:
Discuss what it looks like to manage your time effectively
Explore the difference in important and unimportant activities
Conduct a self-analysis about how you spend your time and discuss these findings with your classmates
Improve your time management skills with valuable tools and techniques

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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 discuss how project managers are also project leaders. We will explore both management and leadership behaviors and explain how they are different. We will discuss what effective leadership looks like and how to lead more effectively.

Learning Objectives:
Learn why leadership is one of the two most critical factors in the effectiveness of a team or organization
Define what an effective model of leadership is
Understand the improvements needed in order to unleash the potential of your teams
Identify the difference between and leader and a dictator

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COVID-19 Countermeasures, Strategies and Tactics for the Construction World

Presented by – Gregg Schoppman, FMI Corporation

In less than five months, the world has encountered an unprecedented “Black Swan” event in the form of a deadly virus known as COVID-19.  As 2020 began, many construction organizations were predicting another year of success bolstered by strong backlogs in just about every sector.  At the time of this writing, world markets have been rattled worse than the mortgage crisis and that of 9/11, with little in the form of answers for when and if the world will go back to normal.  More importantly, “normal” may require a new definition as the world learns or is reminded about standards of hygiene and inter-personal interactions.  What will the new “normal” be as it relates to education, recreation, business meetings and even construction activities when the world gets back to, well “normal”?

There are significant questions all leaders must deeply reflect on in the short and long-term as it relates to their business.  This framework is to begin the steps necessary to support the business tactics and strategies during this time as well as preparations for the business long-term to ensure continuity.

During this brief 1-hour webinar, you will learn the following:

  • Discover the important questions a construction business leader must address immediately
  • Examine FMI’s Countermeasures model that focuses on in the short and long-term, both internally and externally
  • Understand the most effective and best response a construction leader can provide to the business
  • Develop a proactive checklist of strategies and tactics to help position the firm during the pandemic and after it ends

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ANSI A92.22 – Understanding the new Lift Standards and Training Requirements webinar

Join Eric Stalmon, VP of Safety and Training for the Marr Companies as he breaks down the new ANSI A92.22 lift standards including updates on the latest training, machine designs, and best practices for operation.

The new ANSI Standards are effective March, 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.

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Webinar – Guide to Building Trades Recovery Week

Join the staff of the Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA) as they provide a general overview of the Building Trades Recovery Week.

Associate Executive Director John Ferrante will discuss the ongoing issues with substance abuse including the opioid epidemic and it’s impact on the construction industry. Director of Labor Relations Thomas S. Gunning will provide a basic rundown of the week’s agenda highlighting the various educational opportunities and programs being provided by the BTEA and various sponsors.

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Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Explained webinar

This seminar will educate union construction contractors on everything they need to know regarding the new Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law. With a final draft of regulations expected this week, BTEA Associate Executive Director John Ferrante and attorney Jim Grosso of O’Reilly, Grosso, Gross, and Jones will present information on the types of leave, eligibility requirements, funding sources, and aspects unique to the union construction industry.

Space is limited, so please register early! Complete the form below to have BTEA register you!

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