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2020 4-16-20, OSHA Requirements - What MA Utilities Need to Know, Auburn
Thursday, April 16, 2020, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM EDT
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DUE TO COVID-19, this course has been postponed indefinitely


OSHA Requirements - What MA Utilities Need to Know 

MWWA Course ID #: 19-005.  MA Wastewater ID#:  BC-2019-3428

Effective February 1, 2019 MA General Law (Chapter 146, § 6) requires that all Massachusetts public employees to follow federal OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act) safety regulations.   Compliance with these requirements is overseen by the MA Dept. of Labor Standards (DLS).

This full day class is an awareness training will present a general overview of the important utility safety issues and will include presentations and equipment demonstrations by Tiger Training of Marshfield, MA.  There will be a hands on component in the afternoon and attendees are encouraged to bring PPE equipment that they own, such as respirators and air monitoring equipment.

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the new safety requirements and how to begin down the path toward compliance
  • To be aware of the hazards related to: trenches, confined spaces, ladders, power tools, electricity, personal protective equipment (PPE), fall protection, blood borne pathogens, AC pipe and hazard communication
  • To practice proper use of specific types of PPE and other safety equipment

This course is approved for 6.0 TCHs (Training Contact Hours) for MA Water and Wastewater Operators.  Approval is pending for Rhode Island Water Operators. 

LOCATION:    RH White Training Center
49 Central St., Auburn, MA 01501

DATE:             Thursday, April 16, 2020  DUE TO COVID-19, this course has been postponed indefinitely

TIME:                        8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

INSTRUCTORS:       Daniel Laprade, P.E., Training Coordinator, Mass Water Works Association

                                  Marc Nerino, Tiger Training Corporation, Marshfield, MA


8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.        Registration & Introduction

8:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.      How utilities should prepare for compliance.  Tips & Tools from DLS (D. Laprade)

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.    Break

10:15 a.m. – 11:00  a.m.   Power equipment, lock-out tag-out, ladders, fall protection (D. Laprade)

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.    AC pipe overview, blood borne pathogens, hazard communication (D. Laprade)

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 pm.      Lunch (to be provided)

12:15 – 2:30 p.m.              Equipment hands-on and demonstrations:  trench safety, PPE, confined space (M. Narino)

2:30 - 2:45 p.m.                 Break

2:45 - 4:15 p.m.                 Equipment hands-on and demonstrations (continued) (M. Narino)

4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.         Review, Assessment Questions & Course Evaluations


ATTENDANCE & TCH POLICY: Participants must attend 90% of the program and complete a session evaluation form to be eligible for TCHs.  TCHs will be issued only when full payment is received.


Contact: Daniel Laprade, [email protected], 413-883-7030