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December’s Meeting Announcement

The next SAFER meeting is December 6, 2017 8:00 – 10:00 AM. The main topic is “Meet and Greet with OSHA Providence Area Office and Region 1 Administrator Galen Blanton”.

NOTE: Venue change for this month: The location for this meeting is Dimeo Construction Company Training Facility 780 Allens Avenue, Providence, RI 02905.

The December meeting will include the following:

8:00 am

Bob Kunz
Pledge of Allegiance
Introduction – Bob Sestito, Assistant Area Director Providence Office
Guest introductions
New members
What’s new
Building SAFER in RI website update

8:15 am

“Jane’s Wellness Tips”

8:30 am

Silica There has to be something that you want to talk about – right”?

Blue Sky roundtable
Lesson learned
Looking for an answer – now is time to ask…
Anything else you care to share

9:00 am

Galen Blanton, Region 1 Administrator

10:00 am


November’s Meeting

The meeting will be held at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) 2490 Post Road, Warwick, RI 2nd Floor Hall of Fame Room from 8AM-10AM. Continental breakfast served at 7:30 AM. Hope to see you there.

From Bob Kunz:


We hope that you weathered  the high winds without incident last night – I had to dodge a few branches and trash cans on the way to the office.

We have a great line-up for the November meeting, as follows:

  1. Introduction
  2. Jane’s Wellness tip for the month
  3. OSHA Silica Standard 29 CFR 1926.1153 Update
    1. On Oct 19, 2017 OSHA issued interim compliance directive – see link:
    2. OSHA ID142 – Know what to expect – see link:
    3. Objective data (OD) – many power tool manufacturers are providing OD – but does it meet the standard? And, how do you apply it?
    4. Sweeping compound
  4. Brain Injury Association of RI
  5. Lesson Learned
    1. Cranes and the FAA


October’s Meeting

The October meeting will be held on Oct 11, 2017 starting at 8:00 AM with a Continental breakfast served at 7:30 AM.

It will be held at NEIT in the Room CT 245 (instead of the usual room) at 2450 Post Road, Warwick, RI.

Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow morning.

We have an exciting program to offer, as follows:

  • Introduction
    • What’s new?
  • OSHA Silica compliance tidbits
    • Sweeping compound – is it allowed?
  • Jane’s wellness remarks
  • Tobacco control information – RIDOH
  • Drones in construction – UAVAMERICA
    • Lesson learned – the good, the bad, the ugly…..
    • Foundation of safe flight
    • Demonstration

June’s Meeting Announcement – Hand Safety

The next, and last meeting for the season, is tomorrow, June 7, 2017 at NEIT, 2500 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02888 from 8-10 am

The topic will be “Hand Safety”.

The following companies / individuals will be presenting:

  • Gilbane Building Company – Dennis Mullen, Sr. Regional Safety Manager
  • University Orthopedics – Keri Blanchard, Director of Hand Therapy
  • Cintas – Adam Lewicki

A Continental breakfast will be sponsored by Gilbane starting at 7:30AM.

The new season will start September, 2017.


May Meeting Announcement

The next SAFER meeting is May 1, 2017 from 7:30 – 10:00 AM.

It will be held at New England Institute of Technology, 2nd Floor Hall of Fame Room, 2500 Post Road, Warwick, RI.

Calories and Coffee by E. W. Audet & Sons, Inc.

This week is Safety Week 2017.  Next week is the OSHA National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction Week .  How is your firm participating?

Join your peers Wednesday to discuss:

  •     Safety Messaging
  •     Aerial and Scissor Lift Safety (Jim Scanlon, American Aerial)
  •     Fall Prevention / Protection
  •     “Fix what bug’s you”
  •     Perhaps you have a lesson learned to share….


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