Meeting Related

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….


Please respond to to RSVP.

April Meeting Announcement

The next meeting will be held April 5, 2017 at NEIT, 2490 Post Road, Warwick, RI from 7:30 am – 10:15 am.

From Bob Kunz:

” Team, As you may be aware, the CPWR has developed the Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL) training program.  The FSL program introduces safety leaders to 5 leadership skills and real-world scenarios.  Are leadership skills an innate characteristics or trained and practiced skill?  Before you answer that questions, answer this one:

Are you a supervisor?  If yes, how often are you satisfied with the outcome of the tasks that you assign – 25%, 50%, 75%, 90% of the time?  When you reflect upon those outcomes, what could you have done to improve the outcome?

Join team SAFER on April 5, 2017, and attend a 2-hour FSL to learn how to unlock the potential to move towards safe (and healthy), productive, quality driven outcomes.

Note: For FSL presentation material Information, visit this site: . Or, contact Keene State College OTI Ed Center about onsite FSL training – see:

Coffee and Calories sponsored by Concentra.

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March Meeting Announcement

The next SAFER meeting is March 1, 2017 in Room CT 332 at the New England Institute for Technology (NEIT), 2490 Post Road, Warwick, RI.

From Bob Kunz:


Good morning!  Are you ready?  The June 23, 2017, compliance date is right around the corner.  I have a few updates from industry association, as follows:

·         The AGC National has provided the following recommendation “At this point we are recommending that members proceed as if the rule will go into effect as is.  With the uncertainty with the silica litigation, we believe that is the right approach”, and

·         The Mason Contractors Association of America recommend “I would say there is a 95% chance the rule will begin on June 23, 2017. The only hope we really have of any delay would be Trump intervening. Even if he did, likely it would be a temporary delay. In my opinion there is a 100% chance we will see a change to our current silica rule. I do believe we will see the rule going into effect but tweaked a bit, but I believe portions of the rule will not change”.

On Wednesday we will discuss the following related to Silica rule and beyond:

  • Receive information from an OSHA industrial hygienist
  • Discuss the role of competent person
  • Review written control / exposure plan
  • Review training requirements

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