Volume 04 | December 2018

TNEC E-Quarterly, 2018
The New England Consortium (TNEC) is the region's model Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Worker Health and Safety training organization. Since, 1987, TNEC has provided dynamic hands-on, participatory health and safety training. With simulated work tasks and mock incidents, students gain a better understanding of work site hazards and how to properly respond in an emergency situation.

Join us for a Free Webinar for Massachusetts Public Sector Employees on the New Public Sector OSHA Law
Safety and Health Orientation for the Public Sector, Massachusetts Workplace Safety and Health Protection for Public Employees
Join us for a webinar on Jan 08, 2019 at 8:30 AM EST.

On March 9, 2018, Chapter 44 of the Acts of 2018, An Act Relative to Standards of Employee Safety, was enacted. The law amends M.G.L. c.149, § 6 1/2, to update and clarify employee safety requirements in public sector workplaces. The law will be enforced by the Department of Labor Standards (DLS) and will take effect on February 1, 2019.
Our goal for this webinar is to provide you with an overview of the law, general information about safety regulations, details on how a DLS inspection is structured, what steps you can take now to make your employees safe, and to address common questions. We encourage you to participate and provide feedback to help us understand the impact this new law will have on our workplace.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Presenters :
David Coffey, Training Manager, TNEC
Michael Flanagan, Manager, Department of Labor Standards, MA OSHA
Jodi Sugarman-Brozan, Executive Director, MassCOSH

TNEC Training Matters
TNEC held a refresher course recently in Chelsea, MA. A Construction Coordinator who attended the class commented on their evaluation, " Fred and Bob are very experienced and provided great information based on their past experience."

"I liked the hands on group training and making all the students feel a part of the class. It was very interesting." A Skilled Laborer from a training course held in Reading, MA
The Impact of Climate Change on Worker Safety and Health

Climate change is already affecting the United States.Sea levels are rapidly rising. Shorelines are eroding. We are experiencing more extreme weather events such as prolonged heat waves, floods, landslides, storms, lightning, droughts, and wildfires.

Source: RI COSH
The New England Consortium/UMass Lowell 600 Suffolk Street, Suite 513, Lowell, MA 01854

This work is partially supported under NIEHS grant number: 5U45ES006172-27