March Meeting Announcement

The March meeting will be held at New England Institute for Technology 2490 Post Road, Warwick, RI on March 6, 2019 from 8-10 AM.

From Bob: Team SAFER,

Another month closer to Spring…..this month we will be learning about all things designed to protect your eyes, face and head. There will be some forward leaning equipment discussed.

In 2005, the BLS reported that eye injuries/illnesses resulting in days away from work accounted for 4.1% of the total non-fatal construction injuries/illnesses for that year. Since 2007, 1.4% of the injuries / illnesses resulting on days away from work on Dimeo construction projects have involved eyes. This appears to support our 2003 decision to require 100% eye protection on our construction projects. What is the history and policy of your company?

On 2/25/19, a subcontracted craft worker was struck on the side of his protected head by a metal brace that became detached from a wall panel during high winds. The worker was wearing a MSA hard hat. He reported a short period of “blacked out” and that his hard hat fell off during the incident. He was evaluated at an urgent care center and was diagnosed with a head contusion. Does your company have a 100% hard hat utilization policy? If the worker was wearing a Kask helmet would the severity of injury been less?

We would like to hear from you on this interesting topic – what have you done to mitigate eye, face and head injuries?

Here is the meeting line-up:

Eye and Face Protection
Protective Industrial Products
Carlos Mello

Head Protection
Jack Padden of Sales Solutions

The coffee and calories for this month’s meeting are provided courtesy of United Alliance Services Corp

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 : .
  • 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.