OSHA Related

February’s Meeting

From Bob Kunz:


The next SAFER meeting is February 6, 2019, from 8-10 am, at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT.)

We hope that you can join us for this month’s discussion, which will include the following:

  • Fall from roof events that have occurred in the region over past 90 days – what can be done to prevent these events?
  • OSHA Frequency Asked Questions (FAQs) – what is new?
    • Silica
    • Crane Operator Qualification
  • Motor vehicle safety – how are you promoting fleet safety performance excellence?  This discussion will include, without limitation : https://www.dutchreach.org/ .
  • The RI State Police
    • Professional Safety Awareness Series Presentation
    • Corporal Wesley H. Pugh-Pennington

Coffee and Calories are courtesy of Concentra.

January’s Meeting

From Bob K.


The meeting planned for January 2, 2019 has been rescheduled to January 9, 2019.  The first week of the new year will be hectic enough. 

It will be held in the Hall of Fame Room (2nd Floor) at the New England Institute of Technology 2490 Post Road, Warwick, RI.

The meeting sponsor will be JL Marshall & Sons. 

Wishing you a healthy and wonderful holiday and look forward to kicking off the new year with you on 1/9/19.

November’s Meeting Announcement

The next SAFER meeting will be held on November 7, 2018 starting at 8AM in room CT 238 of the New England Institute for Technology, 2490 Post Road, Warwick, RI.

Manafort Brothers is sponsoring coffee and calories.

From Bob Kunz: Team SAFER,

The Safety Alliance for Furthering Educational Resources (SAFER), an alliance between OSHA and the RI Construction Industry has been serving the community since October of 2008.  Over this time, we have welcomed many members and participants, received valuable information from passionate professionals like yourselves, and have grown and interacted as a SAFER community.  This month the SAFER Alliance Agreement will be renewed again.  Maryanne Medeiros, the OSHA Area Director for the Providence Office, will share a few remarks to mark the occasion.

Following the SAFER signing ceremony, we will move into a discussion about lagging and leading indicators.  Below are a few resources on the subject.

At this time, we would like to recognize Manafort Bros for sponsoring  the coffee and calories.


The National Safety Council Campbell Institute : Leading Indicators


OSHA – The Business Case for Safety


OSHA – The Use of Metrics in PSM Facilities


Trench Safety Week June 18-23

Trench Safety Stand Down

Sponsored by NUCA and NAXSA

The 2018 Trench Safety Stand Down will be held between June 18-23

The 2018 Trench Safety Stand Down is officially endorsed by OSHA and NUCA’s Trench Safety Stand Down is also sponsored by the Safety Ambassadors Club.

How to Conduct a Safety Stand Down:

Companies will conduct a Trench Safety Stand Down by taking a break to have a toolbox talk or another safety activity to draw attention to the specific hazards related to working in and around trenches/excavations. We ask that companies provide feedback about their Stand Down,  such as when it was held, how many workers participated, how you shared information with employees. NUCA will collect the information, publicize the overall total number of participants, and publish the names of the companies that held a Trench Safety Stand Down. You can find all the appropriate documentation below in TSSD Forms.

April’s Meeting Announcement

The next meeting will be held April 4, 2018 from 8 am to 10 am at the New England Institute for Technology, 2490 Post Road, Warwick, RI, 2nd floor Hall of Fame room.

We have a great line up for next Wednesday’s meeting including the following:

8:00 am Introduction
8:15 am Jane’s Wellness Tips
8:30 am RIDOH – Employer Mental Health Tool kits
8:40 am Silica Standard How is it going? What have you learned? Final review of questions to submit as part of OSHA Interpretation.
9:00 am Meet and Greet OSHA Providence Area Director, Pat Griffin and OSHA 1 Regional Administrator, Galen Blanton

Thank you to Pariseault Builders Inc. for sponsoring the Coffee and Calories.