September’s Meeting Kicks Off the 2014/2015 Year

Building SAFER in RI community – We hope that you have plans to enjoy the last few beach days and the holiday weekend. We look forward to seeing you on September 3, 2014 for the first meeting of the 2014 -2015 program year. We have an exciting schedule to share with you. The information for the first meeting follows:

Date: Sept 3, 2014, 8-10 am.

TOPIC: A Fresh Perspective on Construction Safety : “Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks.”

Michael Soares, of Stillwater Associates LLC, will speak about the lessons learned from oil industry, the crude by rail industry and share several vignettes and anecdotal references to illustrate how a construction safety program can be enhanced by the embracing and utilization of multi-industry approach.

SPONSOR: New England Laborers Health and Safety Fund (NELHSF).

RSVP: Please join us for some calories and coffee before the meeting. To ensure that we can accommodate all interested individuals, please respond to with SAFER in subject line.

Bob Kunz, SAFER Steering Committee Chairperson

Preventing Back-Over Injuries

 From Maryann:

Preventing Worker Injuries and Deaths from Backing Construction Vehicles and Equipment at Roadway Construction Worksites


Workers on roadway construction worksites are exposed to possible injury and death from moving construction vehicles and equipment [NIOSH 2001].

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends that specific procedures and controls be in place at roadway construction worksites to help prevent injuries and deaths from backing construction vehicles and equipment.

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Thank You Maryann!

MaryannThxSAFER wishes to publicly thank Maryann Mederios, MPH, CSP, Compliance Assistance Specialist for OSHA, Providence, RI.

Her true dedication to safety has helped countless employees and employers over the years throughout the Rhode Island area in both General and Construction industries.

We wish her great success with her recent promotion as the Area Director for OSHA’s Augusta Area Office in Maine.