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ationally, the water crisis in Jackson, Missis sippi, is a prime example of what can happen when crucial projects are delayed. Most of the city’s 150,000 residents were without running water for days, causing Governor Tate Reeves to declare a state of emergency. Governor Reeves stated that there wasn’t enough water to fight fires, reliably flush toilets, and meet other critical needs. The cause? An outdated water treatment plant and inadequate water pumps at a secondary plant that went years without upgrades and repairs. While water pressure has been restored, the city is still under a boil water order for the foreseeable future, and the EPA is now investigating the situation.

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enced two major water main breaks within a few days of each other, causing major disruptions. One of the pipes was 150 years old.

In 2022, we received good news regarding infrastructure funding. We saw the passage of a long-sought-after federal infrastructure bill that could possibly bring almost $10 billion in funding to Massachusetts, $1.1 billion directly for water infrastructure. And UCANE’s advocacy efforts helped direct hundreds of millions of additional dollars towards water and our underground infrastructure through stimulus and surplus revenues. It is critical that current supply chain and inflation issues not delay these funds from being spent. Although the issues at the MBTA seem to dominate the news and are rightfully being addressed, we cannot let “out of sight be out of mind” and ignore the recent examples we’ve seen when our outdated water infrastructure is neglected.

The drought conditions being experienced by much of New England this summer has also been an issue. The lack of rain has made it a great summer for outdoor activi ties, but has put a strain on the water supply. Many cities and towns have put water bans and restrictions in place to help conserve water. I’m sure many lawns across the state are a fine shade of brown by now, but these con servation policies are necessary in a lot of areas. People are using a lot less water this summer. This means that household water bills will be down quite a bit this year. The downside is that there will be a lot less revenue received by Water and Sewer Departments across the state, which means less money to spend on necessary maintenance and capital projects. This comes on the heels of the pan demic and business shutdowns which also caused a dra matic decrease in water use and revenue.

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These issues underscore the need to utilize the once in a generation opportunity the additional funding provides over the next few years. We also need to continue to advocate for long-term dedicated revenue for our drinking water, wastewater, and underground utility infrastructure so that we can ensure the health and economic vitality of our residents in the years and generations to come. n

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Closer to home here in Massachusetts, Provinc etown experienced a 4-day sewer emergency during the height of its summer tourist season because its vacuum system was not equipped to deal with the type of rainstorm that has become all too common. That is sue was just one that the Cape’s 15 towns are facing as they implement the mandated 208 Plan to address its water pollution issues. The cost is expected to be $4 billion. And Massachusetts rivers, from the Merri mack to the Connecticut River, are experiencing raw or partially treated sewage discharges on a regular basis. Hundreds of millions of gallons are spilled into our rivers every year, which may surprise people that this still happens in 2022. Even the city of Boston, where there is a very aggressive pipe replacement program, experi

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Since the beginning of August, House and Senate leadership have talked about their desire to determine how to balance the two broader tax issues without draining the Commonwealth’s surplus revenue. There is precedent for the HouseSenate cobbling narrowly tailored/pre-conferenced legislation during informal sessions – as seen in the close out supplemental budgets that must be passed every two years during a simi lar time period. For their parts, Senate President Karen Spilka and Speaker Ron Mariano have re iterated their interest in passing something dur

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t the end of every formal legislative ses sion, there is usually one piece of comprehensive legislation that is unable to pass before July 31. As reported in the last Construction Outlook update, the Massachusetts Senate and the Massachusetts House of Rep resentatives were unable to pass the Economic Development Bill. The main crux: how much tax relief can the Commonwealth actually afford.

Of note, the Senate President has expressed a desire – whether in part or as a whole (minus bonding provisions which require a roll call)– to get an economic development bill done as soon as possible. At the end of the legislative session, the Senate apparently proffered a number of scenarios to the same effect (i.e. bond only; ARPA only; special session, etc.), but the House resisted the same without knowing the relevant tax reve nue information that the Auditor will report by Sep tember 20. Joining with Governor Charlie Baker’s position, the Senate President believes that the “revenue” hit from Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 62F will be more manageable than originally anticipated. The House Speaker also appears open to doing something on the Economic Development Bill, but he has stated that the House needs more in formation about the impact of Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 62F, before deciding whether it makes sense during informal sessions. (Note: As the Economic Development Bill before the Conference Committee also contained a number of earmarks and funding programs for water infrastructure projects, UCANE will continue to advocate for the inclusion of theStaysame.)tuned for more updates on the Econom ic Development Bill and the tax relief contained therein. With the potential for providing wide spread tax relief in light of uncharacteristically high revenue figures, the Massachusetts legisla ture and the Governor appear very interested in finding a path forward.

ing informal session if it is “affordable” and an agreement can be reached on the same.

As you have likely seen in a wide variety of media, voters passed a law (Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 62F) in 1986 that dictated an automatic tax credit to taxpayers should the Commonwealth hit a cer tain revenue figure. At the end of July, the Gov ernor raised the prospect that the target revenue threshold was approaching and that the 1986 law may come into play. In fact, in a report the Mas sachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) sent to the Massachusetts Auditor’s Office in late Au gust, it has been confirmed that the 1986 law will likely force a $2.94 billion tax credit. Under Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 62F, the Auditor must confirm this amount by September 20.

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Specifically, the supplemental budget proposal includes targeted investments in transportation, with $200 million proposed to support the MBTA’s work to address the Federal Transit Administration’s safety di rectives and $10 million to establish a training acad emy that will create a talent pipeline to address MBTA staffing challenges. The proposal also recommends $37.3 million to support a number of school safety ini tiatives announced by the Baker-Polito Administration, which includes $20 million for matching grants that will enable security and communications upgrades in K-12 schools and public higher education institutes and $10 million for child care providers to support safety mea sures and multi-hazard emergency planning.

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n an effort to close out the fiscal year 2022 (FY22), Governor Baker filed a supplemental budget that proposes investments in transportation, health and human services, school safety, and other fiscal year closeout needs. The proposal, which includes approxi mately $1.622 billion gross/$840 million net spending, is underpinned by an FY22 state revenue surplus of $2.3 billion.

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Outside policy sections propose corrections that will allow for the successful implementation of various new statutes that became law in August, including those related to new offshore wind development tax credits, the employment of Massachusetts National Guard per sonnel, and the 1% allocation of the retail sales price of marijuana based on social equity businesses. Another correction proposed follows other similar statutes to al low the DOR to intercept sports wagering winnings for outstanding child support and tax debts. The bill will also establish effective and efficient administrative processes through which the Massachusetts Department of Public Health will manage the licensure and oversight of Registered Sanitarians and Certified Health Officers. Finally, the legislation will permit the Massachusetts De partment of Conservation and Recreation to extend the leases at certain skating rinks while also making chang es that will encourage the lessees to make capital improvements to the rinks in order to ensure the continued operation of the facilities.

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t the end of August, the City of Cambridge announced that it will tempo rarily begin sourcing its water from the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA) through the end of the year. The City of Cambridge, which owns and maintains its watershed, is also a member of the MWRA.

vember 2022, will strengthen the Cambridge Water Department’s ability to remove PFAS from the water supply.

Cambridge water comes from the Stony Brook Watershed, nested in the Charles Riv er Basin, in the towns of Lincoln, Lexington, Weston, and the City of Waltham. The water makes its way by gravity through tributaries, reservoirs, and pipes to Fresh Pond in Cam bridge, where it is pumped into the Walter J. Sullivan Purification Facility for treatment. Finally, the finished water is pumped to and stored in the underground Payson Park Reservoir in Belmont, where it is fed by gravity to the residents and businesses of Cambridge.

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The two contributing factors to Cambridge’s decision to temporally switch to MWRA wa ter are increasing Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) levels in finished water and supply chain delays for the upcoming re placement of the filter media used to treat the drinking water at the Walter J. Sullivan Water Treatment Facility, located at 250 Fresh Pond Parkway in Cambridge, with new Granular Activated Carbon filter media. The filter media replacement, expected to be completed in No

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ccording to the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD), the state’s July total unemployment rate dropped by two-tenths of a percentage point at three and a half percent (3.5%) over-the-month. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics’ preliminary job estimates indicate Massachu setts gained 13,500 jobs in July. This follows the previous month’s revised gain of 5,800 jobs. The largest over the month private sector job gains were in “Professional and Business Services,” “Education and Health Services,” and “Other Services.” Employment now stands at 3,680,100. Since April 2020, Massachusetts has gained 629,100 jobs.

year gains occurred in “ Professional, Scientific, and Business Services,” “ Leisure and Hospitality,” and “Education and Health Services.”

While new jobs were added, the labor force decreased by an estimated 7,500 from 3,773,100 in June, as 800 more residents were employed, and 8,300 fewer residents were unemployed over-the-month. Over-the-year, the state’s sea sonally adjusted unemployment rate was down by 2.2 percentage points. The state’s labor force participation rate – the total number of residents 16 or older who worked or were unemployed and actively sought work in the last four weeks – was down two-tenths of a percentage point at 65.8 percent. Compared to July 2021, the labor force participation rate was up 0.2 percentage points. Within “Construction,” 600 jobs were lost

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Breaking down the numbers, from July 2021 to July 2022, BLS estimates Massachu setts gained 134,500 jobs. The largest over the

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The July estimates show 3,634,600 Massa chusetts residents were employed and 130,900 were unemployed, for a total labor force of 3,765,600. The unemployment rate was down 0.2 percentage points at 3.5 percent from the June rate of 3.7 percent. Over-the-month, the July la bor force was down by 7,500 from 3,773,100 in June, with 800 more residents employed and 8,300 fewer residents unemployed. The labor force participation rate, the share of working age population employed and unemployed, dropped at 65.8 percent. The labor force was up 8,300 from the July 2021 estimate of 3,757,200, as 90,000 more residents were employed, and 81,700 fewer residents were unemployed.

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over the month while, for the year, 9,500 jobs were added. Among trade, “Transportation and Utilities,” 1,200 jobs were lost over the month, but for the year, 16,400 jobs were added.

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• Treasurer’s Office Adds to Policy Team. Trea surer Deborah Goldberg has added Mr. Al Anzola as Deputy Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs, and Ms. Alexa Michon as a Policy Associate. Mr. Anzola was previously the Research Director for the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. Ms. Michon worked as a Congressional intern in the office of Congress woman Annie Kuster of New Hampshire and as a campaign staffer for former Massachusetts Con gressman Joseph Kennedy III. Both individuals will work under the experienced hand of the Treasurer’s Legislative Affairs Director, Ms. Emily Kowtoniuk.

• MassDOT Begins Community Outreach for Statewide Long Range Transportation Plan, “Beyond Mobility.” The Massachusetts Depart ment of Transportation (MassDOT) announced in August that it had launched a new online survey to kick off the second phase of public engagement for the 2050 Statewide Long Range Transportation Plan, entitled “Beyond Mobility.” Community members across the Commonwealth are encour aged to help continue to craft the plan by submit ting feedback through the online survey tool. The survey, which is offered in all major languages spo ken in Massachusetts, is available at the following link: www.mass.gov/beyond-mobility-survey. The online survey will be open through Friday, October 14, 2022. The results of this public survey will help MassDOT identify the priorities for future transporta tion investments and determine the most important elements of a seamless transportation system. In addition, MassDOT will engage in a series of com munity outreach efforts; the dates of such outreach can be found on the Beyond Mobility website at:

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• Boston Looking for Key “Streets Cabinet” Leadership. The City of Boston has launched a search for a number of key positions including a Deputy Chief for Infrastructure and Design and Deputy Chief for Transportation. The new leadership team will be tasked with delivering on transforma tional budget and implementing programs for safety and sustainability. Mayor Michelle Wu and Chief of Streets Jascha Franklin-Hodge announced the search for the two new, pivotal transportation leader ship roles. These leaders will report directly to Chief of Streets Franklin-Hodge as part of the Streets Cabinet’s senior leadership team. The new lead ership team will be charged with delivering on the promise of a Streets Cabinet budget that will enable greater scale, scope, and urgency to build streets that work for all modes of travel. More information on job openings within the Streets Cabinet, including links to apply, can be found at: gov/news/reshape-whats-possible-bostons-streets.https://www.boston.

• Interim Inspector General and, Subsequently, New Inspector General Named. As reported by the State House News Service, Inspector General Glenn Cunha officially left the Office of the Inspec tor General towards the beginning of August, after the expiration of his appointment. To cover the initial period before a permanent (i.e. five year term) appointee was named, Ms. Natalie Monroe, who had been First Assistant Inspector General, was appointed as Acting Inspector General through the end of August. On September 2, Governor Charlie Baker, Attorney General Maura Healey, and Auditor Suzanne Bump announced the appointment of Mr. Jeffrey Shapiro to serve as the next Inspector Gen eral. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Shapiro served as the Commonwealth’s First Deputy Comptroller and previously worked for the Middlesex County District Attorney and the Office of the Attorney General. Mr. Shapiro replaces former Inspector General Cunha, who served two five-year terms from 2012 until 2022. Mr. Shapiro earned his Juris Doctorate. from Suffolk University Law School in February 1997 and a Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University in May 1989. n

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he AGO reported that construc tion “continued to be a high priority” this year. In the spring of 2022, the AGO’s Fair Labor Division resumed its prac tice of making “unannounced” visits to c onstruction sites to “engag[e] workers and em ployers about compliance with stage wage and hours laws.” The AGO will continue this practice in Fiscal Year 2023. In addition, the Commonwealth continues to raise awareness about “ workforce participation goal re quirements for women and workers of color on state and state-assisted construction projects.”According to the AGO, the construction industry “ topp[ed] the [Fair Labor] Division’s enforcement in both number of citations issued (217) and dollars assessed ($2.9 mil lion).” Based on the report, the $2.9 million in construction industry assessments accounts for roughly 25% of all assessments across

The Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General Releases its Annual “Labor Day Report”

On September 5, 2022, the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General (the “AGO”) released its annual “Labor Day Report” detailing the Fair Labor Division’s ongoing efforts to “protect workers” over the past year. Once again, the construction industry features prominently in the Attorney General’s report.

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numerous industries, including manufactur ing/food processing, retail/sales, transportation/delivery, and waste management, to name a few.

The AGO also highlighted the Common wealth’s “ Meal Break Law” which “provides workers with a right to at least a 30-minute unpaid meal break for each six hours worked in a calendar day.” The AGO’s Fair Labor

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The AGO’s report included summaries of a few notable enforcement actions against construction companies. The AGO issued citations for alleged prevailing wage violations, failure to submit certified payroll re cords, and improper record-keeping, as well as overtime, earned sick time, and paystub violations. The AGO even noted that one contractor – now debarred – had previously failed to furnish records to the AGO despite multiple requests.

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Division noted that a Massachusetts waste hauling and disposal company paid more than $250,000 in restitution and penalties where it allegedly “deducted 30 minutes from drivers’ wages each day for meal breaks, without confirming that employees took such a break.”These are only a few highlights. The AGO’s Fair Labor Division continues to ac tively investigate and “robust[ly]” enforce labor laws, particularly in the construction industry. According to its website, the Fair Labor Division “ensures workers are paid the wages they are owed and that businesses that play by the rules don’t get undercut by competitors who save costs at the expense of their workers.” Given the continued spotlight on the construction industry, it remains important for contractors to take proactive measures to ensure compliance with appli cable requirements. n

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CWCC September 2022 Update

As previously reported, On July 20, the House passed a appropriations bill that included the Interior, Energy, and Transportation Appropriations bill terior Appropriations Bill provides $1.752B for the Clean Water SRF, $1.126B for the Safe Drinking Water On the same day, the Senate Appropriations Committee released its FY23 Interior Appropriations Bill that provides $1.689B for the Clean Water SRF, $1.176B for the Safe Drinking Water SRF and $66.9M for

With Congress in recess (returning after Labor Day) no forward movement since the last report.

As widely reported, the President signed it into law the “Inflation Reduction Act of 2022” on August 16. The IRA salvaged some progress for the President’s climate and social agenda. Highlights that may be important for CWCC Members include:

FY23 Appropriation Bills

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MoreWIFIA.details in the attached report from Sante Esposito, including details on the / WIIN grants and WaterSMART grants.

“Inflation Reduction Act of 2022” (IRA)

Several other of the President’s priorities were met related to prescription drug pricing, enhanced subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. To pay for the agreement, the bill would impose a 15% minimum tax on corporations and closes various “corporate loophoes” in the tax code.

$369B in energy and climate change programs (some related to electric infrastructure production and Electrictransmission)Vehicle tax credits will continue at their current levels, up to $4,000 for a used electric vehicle and $7,500 for a new EV. However, there will be a lower income threshold for people who can use the tax credits.

As outlined in the attached report, what the enactment of the IRA means for a second round of Build Back Better “non-controversial” items sometime this year is unclear.

• Electric Vehicle tax credits will continue at their current levels, up to $4,000 for a used electric vehicle and $7,500 for a new EV. However, there will be a lower income thresh old for people who can use the tax credits. Several other of the President’s priorities were met related to prescription drug pricing, en hanced subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. To pay for the agreement, the bill would impose a 15% minimum tax on corporations and close various “corporate loophoes” in the tax code. n

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Will you please describe the safety culture that exists at R. H. White ?

Will you please tell us a little about your background and why and how you chose to get into the field of Construction Safety?

Safety is a core value at R. H. White and nothing is more important than the safety of

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I have been with R. H. White for 16 years. The company is a very diversified contrac tor doing both heavy civil work and vertical build ing construction. Our main focus is gas and water pipelines. We also build water and sewer treat-

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Construction Outlook magazine editors recently caught up with Rick Denham at a busy construction site in Worcester, MA. Rick is the Safety Manager at UCANE member firm R.H. White Construction Company, Inc. We were able to get a few minutes of Rick’s time to speak with him about the importance of safety in today’s heavy construction industry.

An Interview with Rick Denham

Construction Safety & Compliance:

How long have you been with R. H. White Construction Company, Inc., and what type of work does the company focus on?

I’m originally from Roswell, New Mexico. My Safety career started back in 1975, when I entered the U.S. Air Force as a firefighter. in my assignment I was detailed into the Base Safety Office and was taught the importance the team value in keeping my fellow soldiers and firemen safe. During my 20-year military career, traveled around the world on various assignments and safety was always as important as the mission itself. After I retired from the military, I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Safety Management at Co lumbia Southern University. I became certified as a Trainer through OSHA for various occupations including construction. I freelanced for a short pe riod of time doing OSHA training for some local firms. In 1998 I got an offer to be a Safety Officer with a construction company and I have been con centrating on construction safety ever since.

ment facilities and perform sitework. In addition, R. H. White does some building construction work, sometimes involving multiple stories, and we have crews that will do facilities management. The com pany employs approximately 400 people, more than 200 of which are construction workers repre senting about a dozen different trades.

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a rotating basis. We have state-of-the-art training equipment and we are sticklers when it comes to PPE use by all employees.

Our crews work throughout New England and I stay in touch with all my Safety Officers and the operations going on at each site. I take it person ally to ensure that all of our employees – as well as

Each year we have a theme, or sometimes mul tiple themes. For 2022 we are driving home Stop Work Authority, our Safety Six (which are our golden rules of safety), and the OSHA Fatal Four (Falls, Caught-Between, Struck-By, and Electrocution). We make sure every tradesperson and field supervisor understand our goals when it comes to working safely.

What are some of the safety training topics that you and your safety staff have been emphasizing to your field employees in 2022?

We empower our employees to stop work, to call a safety timeout when something isn’t right. We believe that if our employees are safe and work in a safe manner then the rest will fall into place. It’s never about production, it’s always about the Safety of our team members.

Our low Workman’s Compensation Mod and acci dent statistic rates have proven that investments in safety pay dividends to the company and our em ployees all appreciate working for such a safetyminded company.

Safety & Compliance continued from page 31 our employees, our customers and the public. R. H. White subscribes to the philosophy that all incidents/ accidents are preventable.

I believe R. H. White puts more investment into safety per employee than most companies in the construction business. I oversee a staff of four safety officers and we have a 10,000 square foot Safety Training Center dedicated to training and safety meetings. All of our new employees get ex tensive training prior to stepping onto a jobsite and we are doing safety refreshers for all employees on continued on page 35

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Our Safety Culture is based on the book titled “Safety 24/7 Building an Incident Free Culture.” We have used it to develop a roadmap for R. H. White to get to ZERO (incidents) in everything we do because anything else is unacceptable.

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If an individual is looking for a career that challeng es them beyond what they have learned either in school or in life, then Construction Safety is it. To be able to start a project and be totally involved, and to be able to be a key contributor in keeping everyone safe each day, is one of the most reward ing feelings ever. n

It’s not always an easy job and as a Safety Professional we must all realize that every day we are dealing with employees who are only human and no two days on a worksite are ever the same. Despite extensive training, it sometimes only takes a momentary lapse in judgement or at tentiveness to cause an incident and create a bad day for everyone. But overall, I believe Construction Safety is a very rewarding career.

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OSHA, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Form Alliance to Promote Workplace Mental Health, Suicide Prevention Awareness

uring the two-year agreement, OSHA and AFSP will develop information and products on workplace mental health and sui cide prevention awareness in multiple languages that reflect diversity in the workforce and encour age workers’ sense of belonging. Participants will share best practices and effective approaches for promoting workplace suicide prevention aware ness, such as AFSP’s “ Talk Saves Lives” programming.

“Suicide is a leading cause of death among working age adults in the United States. It deeply impacts workers, families, and communities,” said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Doug Parker. “OSHA is proud to join with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to eliminate barriers to getting help and promote the mental wellbeing of all workers.”

Alliance objectives also include exploring op portunities for AFSP to contribute to a new chapter on Traumatic Stress for OSHA’s Safety and Health Management System directive, updating and expanding on OSHA’s Preventing Suicides webpage, and sharing information on suicide prevention, mental health and opioids during Suicide Preven tion Awareness Month in September and Con struction Suicide Prevention Week, Sepember 5-9.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) signed an alliance agreement on Sept. 7, 2022, to promote workplace mental health and suicide prevention awareness.

OSHA and the AFSP Northeastern Division have an existing alliance in the agency’s New England region that provides healthcare professionals, businesses, trade organizations and others with information and training resources to raise aware ness of well-being and mental health issues related to occupational deaths by suicide. AFSP assisted OSHA with developing the agency’s “Suicide Pre vention: 5 Things You Should Know” poster, which encourages everyone to be aware, pay attention, reach out, take action and learn more to help pre ventAFSPsuicide.is a voluntary health organization giving those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education, and advocacy. Through the Alliance Program, OSHA works with organizations such as trade and professional associations, labor unions, educational institu tions, community and faith-based groups, and government agencies to share information about OSHA's initiatives and compliance assistance re sources with workers and employers, and educate workers and employers about their rights and re sponsibilities.Learnmore about OSHA resources on pre venting suicides in the construction industry at www.osha.gov n

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• Stretch before you use your muscles.

• Avoid bending or twisting the back or neck.

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Preventing Soft Tissue Injuries

aking the proper precautions when lifting and carrying items will help reduce the risk of overexertion and prevent soft tissue in juries. When you need to lift an object, ensure you are facing the load with your feet shoulderwidth apart. Keep your heels down, and your feet slightly pointed out. Squat by bending at the hips and knees. Use your leg and stomach muscles to power the lift, not your arms or back. Once the item is lifted properly, it's time to carry it to where it's needed. Make sure your feet are pointed in the direction you want to move. Take small steps to turn your body to avoid twists, turns, and awkward positions. Keep the load close to you and walk at a steady pace. When it is time to place the item down, lower it by bending at the legs and knees.

Construction workers' jobs are among the most strenuous and frequently require them to carry heavy objects, lift things, pull, push, bend, stoop, and perform activities that increase the risk of musculoskeletal or soft tissue injuries. Soft tissue injuries affect the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, discs, and cartilage. These injuries can cause severe pain, numbness, tingling sensations, and other symptoms that can reduce a worker's ability to do the job. Soft tissue injuries tend to be repetitive stress injuries that develop over time, most frequently affecting the neck, back, shoulders, elbows, arms, hips, wrists, knees, and ankles.

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• Use proper lifting techniques. Lift with your legs, not your back.

• Use ladders to reach overhead objects and mechanical equipment to carry and move heavy materials.

• Make the most of your break times and stretch muscles that have become tense from continuous sitting and/or exposure to vibration.

Proper planning is essential to prevent soft tissue injuries. A thorough job-hazard analysis is critical. Identifying where mechanical equipment can aid in lifting and carrying will help alleviate unnecessary strain on workers' bodies. Through training, preplanning, and proper execution, it is possible to prevent soft tissue injuries on construction jobsites. n

• Avoid overexertion.

• Use tools properly. Keep tools between your waist and shoulder height, which is consid ered the "lifting zone." This gives you the most leverage and allows the strongest mus cles to do the work.

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Ledge removal at pump station site in Salisbury

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Albanese Brothers, Inc. A DBE/WBE Firm Comfortable Operating as a GC or Sub in Both Private and Public Sectors Beginnings

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Brothers Marco and Giovanni Albanese began their construction careers as teenagers working for their father Oto’s construction company in Avellino, Italy. After emigrating to America in the early 1970s both brothers worked for a few Boston area contractors before venturing out together to start Albanese Brothers, Inc., in 1978. With a financed Dynahoe 190 loader/ backhoe and a dump truck, the new business entered the public construction market by doing sewer and water connections for general contractors. Through hard work and long hours, the brothers built up the company and by the mid-80s became serious competitors for water and sewer projects throughout Eastern Massachusetts. During this period Marco’s three children Maria, Marcella, and Oto started in the business as teenagers, working after school and summers until each was able to work full-time. The siblings started at the bottom and learned the business from the ground up. In 1991, Giovanni Albanese left the company and forged his own path to success.

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The Third Generation Takes Over

Company Capabilities and Pride

In 2010, Marco Albanese retired with full confidence that his three children had all the skills and tools to carry on the business. With Marcella named as company Presi dent, Maria as Secretary, and Oto as Treasurer, Marco traded in the excitement of winning bids to the excitement of winning Bocci tournaments. Marco’s instincts were cor rect, and under the third-generation leadership of Maria, Marcella, and Oto (Dino) Albanese, the Dracut-based contractor continued to build their company’s reputation. In 2011, Albanese Brothers Inc. was certified as a DBE and WBE Company in both MA and NH.

While sewer and water work, including pump sta tions, is what Albanese Brothers is best known for, it’s far from all the company does. “ We do site-development

hroughout the next 20 years the company grew by tackling larger and more complex projects. The family business expanded its equipment fleet while also establishing an excellent reputation and foot print in the water and sewer industry. At the same time, the three siblings continued to learn the business and un der Marco’s tutelage, began taking on roles of increasing responsibility and sharing management decisions.

Today Albanese Brothers, Inc. employs an average of 45+ people during peak season. They have a bond ing capacity above $50 million and generate revenues in excess of $15 million/year. “Our bread and butter is still sewer and water work, especially the challenging jobs — deep, with lots of water and ledge,” says Marcella. “ We have the people, the equipment, and the know-how to do the difficult projects. Anybody can do an easy pipe job. But only a handful can do the big, tough, deep, and dirty jobs in a tight time frame. We’re one of those who can.”

“Our goal is 100-percent customer satisfaction,” states Maria. “ By expanding our in-house capabilities, we are better able to control both cost and schedule and to better serve our customers. We can deliver a wide range of turnkey projects and by doing most of the work ourselves. We know it’s going to be done right and be done on time.”

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work from start to finish,” says Oto. “ We’ll clear and stump and get the site to grade. We have our own crushing and recycling equipment and we do our own drilling and blast ing. After we install all the utilities, we’ll build your roads and sidewalks to finish grade and landscape the site.”

Both the company and the family are well known throughout the horizontal construction community. Alba nese Brothers has been an active member of the Utility Contractors’ Association of New England, Inc. (UCANE) since 1981. Marcella and Maria have volunteered to serve on many committees over the years. Marcella has served on the Board of Directors for 15 years. Her time commit ment and contributions to the industry have been many. She received UCANE’s prestigious award as Contractor Member of the Year in 2015 and, most recently, led the organization, through COVID, in 2020 and 2021 as UCANE President… the first woman to ser ve in this capacity.

“Certainly, our dad emphasized the importance of do ing quality work in a timely manner, but beyond that, his main message was to always be fair, honest, and honorable in our dealings,” said Oto. “Honor is important to us,” added Marcel la. “We’re old-school. To us, our word is the same as a signed contract and keeping our good name means everything to us.” Maria is quick to give credit to their employees for much of their success. “We have been blessed with a lot of dedicated and skilled employees,” reflects Maria. “Many of them have been with us for more than 20 years. They all work hard, take pride in their work, and share our values. They are like family to us.”

Tight quarters on congested GLX site

Today, Albanese Brothers, Inc. continues to make their mark in the New England water and sewer industry. Having worked together for nearly 40 years, the three sib lings are the epitome of a team operation, equally sharing all responsibilities associated with running a successful construction business.

Albanese Brothers performed this private contract as the General Contractor. The project included furnishing and installing eight miles of 8”-12” diameter water mains within town streets, including 80 fire hydrants, 120 main line gate valves and connection to existing systems. 200 new water services were installed from main to house (30,000 feet) including tying into existing basement plumbing. New water meters were installed and removal of existing residential well pumps and carbon treatment systems as required. In cluded was all paving and private property restoration.

Route 1 pump station in Salisbury

Albanese Brothers was contracted by the Town to furnish and install 18,000 feet of sewer mains within town streets and a major portion within MassDOT controlled roadways (US Route 1). Depths ranged to 25’ and trench dewatering was required at multiple locations. Extensive

Work also included furnishing and installing two prepackaged booster pumping stations with variable speed pumps and controls; all electrical and mechanical work including standby diesel generators with automatic trans fer switches.Thiswas

1. Project: Water Mains and Pumping Stations, Charlton, MA

2. Project: Route 1 Sewer Project , Salisbury, MA

Value: $29 Million

Client: Town of Salisbury, DPW Director Lisa DeMeo

Engineer: Kleinfelder, Westboro, MA

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Recent Projects

Engineer: Weston & Sampson, Reading, MA

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Value: $12,614,000

Client: ExxonMobil Corporation

a three-year sensitive project that required extensive work and multiple visits on private property and inside 200 private homes. Both the client and the Town demanded that Albanese Brothers perform comprehen sive coordination efforts with each homeowner and ex hibit professionalism at all times by all employees. Fre quent job meetings and a team approach by the Town of Charlton, Kleinfelder Engineers, ExxonMobil, and Alba nese Brothers was key to this successful project.

A sampling of a few recent jobs are discussed below:

Despite the impacts and temporary disruptions caused by COVID-19 over the last few years, Albanese Brothers, Inc. was able to maintain nearly continuous operations and impressed their clients by completing some challenging jobs on time and within budget. The 44-year-old company’s ability to work in both the private sector and the public sector and to bid projects as either a Subcontractor or the General Contractor, has increased bid opportunities and allowed the company to keep their crews busy and their workload steady. While Albanese Brothers, Inc. performs most of its work in Massachusetts, the company is willing and able to travel, and has performed work in New Hampshire and Maine as well. As a DBE Company Albanese Brothers Inc. receives opportunities to work throughout the country.

Demolition Package

Client: Manafort Transit Engineer: STV, Inc.- Boston Office Value : $1,600,000 ( Subcontract)

4. Project: MBTA Quincy Bus Maintenance Facility

Manafort Transit is a Waltham based division of Manafort Brothers (CT). The team invited Albanese Brothers, Inc. to bid as a DBE subcontractor. Scope of work included installation of all underground utilities on MBTA property including drainage, sewer, water piping, and structures. Also installed were multiple concrete duct banks and precast structures for communication, electri cal, and telephone systems. Work around existing live utilities and relocations of existing utilities was required. Off-hour operations and working a very compact and active site was required in order to meet the MBTAs de mands and to successfully complete the work.

Ledge removal on Charlton, MA project

We are proud to count Albanese Brothers, Inc. as a dedicated and supportive UCANE member for over 40 years. We congratulate them for their many achievements and their fine reputation throughout the years and wish them nothing but continued success! n

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In addition, Albanese furnished and installed three new sewer pump stations and connecting force mains. Two stations were submersible pump type and the third station was suction lift type. All required electrical work, including emergency power systems were included in the contract. All shoring work required for trench and pump station excavations was performed by Albanese.

The scope of work included excavation and installa tion of drainage piping and structures within congested urban locations in Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville. Albanese performed tedious excavations, connection to existing live systems, traffic controls, and erations as required to successfully complete the work. Special procedures were required at Lechmere Station and O’Brien Highway including restricted overhead clearances and connection to an existing 100-year-old 96” by 100” brick culvert.

Client: GLX Constructors Engineer: STV, Inc. - Boston Office Value: $1.7 Million (Subcontract)

Albanese Brothers, Inc. continued from page 45 traffic controls and special construction procedures in cluding night work was mandated by MassDOT permits. Sewer was installed by directional drilling at the brook crossing and under the railroad alongside Route 1. Work also included 200 new sewer service connections from main to property line. Temporary and final paving was included along the entire route.

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Construction. That began my career in Public Works. I worked in Newton for 15 years until accepting my cur rent position in 2003 as Canton’s Superintendent of Public Works.

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I have been in and around public works construc tion most of my life. Two of my uncles were among the first group of Navy Seabees, who later worked for Perini. As a young teenager, I spent a couple of sum mers working in my hometown of Stoughton, MA for Pacella Brothers Construction doing sewer lines and grading, setting batter board, layout, and keeping a quantity log book.

In high school and college, I continued working part time for Pacella Brothers assisting with estimating, engineering, and working in their concrete pipe plant in Plainville, MA. After graduating from Worcester Polytech Institute with my Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, I spent four years working for Fay, Spofford, and Thorndike in the office and out in the field on water and sewer projects throughout eastern Massa chusetts. During that time, I met and worked with many members of UCANE. These men taught me the value of hard work, determination, and the discipline to do the right thing. As a result, I went to work for P. Gioioso and Sons, Inc.

Included in this infrastructure inventory are over 110 miles of public roads, 1,000 intersections, 90 miles of storm drain, 2,300 catch basins, six dams, 120 miles of water main, five water storage tanks, eight operat ing drinking water wells, two water treatment plants, 70 miles of sewer mains, nine pump stations, 19 public buildings, a waste transfer site, Public Works garage, Water Sewer garage, and three cemeteries.

The Department of Public Works is responsible for the design, construction, and maintenance of the Town’s roads, bridges, dams, stormwater system, water supply and distribution, sewer collection system, public buildings, public shade trees, and municipal cemeteries.

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I continued to work for Gioioso in the utility construc tion field for more than eight years. In 1988, while doing site work in the City of Newton, MA, I met Jim Mula, City of Newton Construction Inspector, and Jim Hickey, Commissioner of Public Works. They convinced me to accept the position of Assistant Commissioner for

Working with the five Gioioso brothers (Gino, Frank, Joe, Tom, and Sergio) pushed me to grow, to begin to understand leadership, to work to solve problems, and to want to continue my education. I returned part time to WPI to earn my Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering.

Please give us a brief description of the Town of Canton regarding makeup of the DPW, population, and infrastructure statistics?

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3. $3,500,000 public building upgrades;

4. $2,500,000 stormwater MS4 improvements;

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How has Canton historically funded infrastructure projects and does the Town utilize the SRF Loan Program through

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These items are scheduled to be on the warrant for the Fall ’22 Town Meeting.

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5. $10,200,000 for water system upgrades;

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The Town of Canton Department of Public Works is made up of a team of 50 hard working men and wom en, and service providers who the 23,000 plus resi dents and users of the town’s infrastructure rely on to solve problems, respond to emergencies, and meet their daily needs. The strength of the Department is founded on the knowledge and experience of the work force and the shared commitment to community and to duty. Our team takes pride in providing practical solutions to meet the needs of our customers.

What do you currently see as the most pressing infrastructure needs for the Town in the next few years, and is there a 5-year Asset Management Plan in place to address these needs?

All Departments in the Town of Canton are re quired to develop a 5-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). This CIP is updated annually, reviewed and approved by the Select Board, CIP Committee, and Finance Committee, at our Annual Town meeting.

Public Work’s CIP funding requests for FY23 are siz able and currently includes:

6. $5,200,000 for sewer I/I work.

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The Town of Canton’s leadership and voters have always been very supportive regarding funding for the DPW’s Capital Improvement Program requests. This has allowed steady and timely upgrades to our equipment, the road network, as well as our drinking water and sewer collection systems.

We are at 90% design for $4,100,000 Granular Activated Carbon addition to our Moran Water Treatment Plant to address PFAS concerns. This proj ect has been submitted for ARPA funding. We expect to advertise for bids in December 2022.

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What other Industry Groups and Associations do you belong to?

MassDEP for water or sewer infrastructure projects?

I belong to the New England Chapter of the American Pub lic Works Association, the New England Water Works and Ameri can Water Works Associations, and to the New England Water Environment Association.

Canton has used a mix of funding sources for its’ in frastructure projects. These include the State Revolv ing Loan Fund Program through MassDEP, Chapter 90 funds through MassDOT, and Municipal Bonds. As a member of the MWRA Sewer System we are also

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Funds from the Federal Bi-Partisan Infrastructure Bill and the prior ARPA Bill are now available in Massachusetts at both state and local levels and earmarked for infrastructure. Does Canton have some projects coming out to bid in 2022 or 2023 that will be utilizing these Federal Infrastructure funds?

Our C onsulting Engineer is final izing plans for CIP Contract No. 3 Water System improvements. This project involves 15,000LF of new water mains and bid docu ments will be available in December 2022 or January 2023. De sign of an Infiltration/Inflow sewer project is nearing completion and should be ready to be bid in the Spring of 2023. Funding for this $2 million project will be through the MWRA.

eligible for MWRA’s low interest loan program and grants.

Because Canton is impacted by the Neponset River, I represent the Town of Canton on both the Neponset Stormwater Partnership and the Neponset River Watershed Association. In addition, I repre sent Canton on the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) to keep abreast of and to share ideas and resources regarding regional planning and potential impacts on stormwater management along the Neponset River. n

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CASE Construction Equipment – 180 Years of History JI Case first started manufacturing threshers for the farming industry in 1842 The company is credited with producing the first portable steam engine in 1869 and by 1912 was producing a full line of roadway construction equipment. In 1957 CASE revolutionized the excavation industry by introducing the Case Model 320 – the first loader/backhoe on the market. Today the company offers a complete line of construction equipment including excavators, loaders, dozers, compactors, graders, skid steers, and their signature loader/backhoe. In 2020 CASE introduced the 580 EV, the construction industry’s first fully electric loader backhoe All equipment produced in sizes to match your needs.

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Monroe Tractor is a Certified WBE in both NY and MA. The company has been a UCANE member since 2019. According to CEO Janet Felosky, “My father built this business with the philosophy that if you take care of the customer, the business will grow, in his words, where courtesy dwells, service excels Our family and the Monroe team are committed to carrying on his legacy by understanding our customers’ needs and providing them with expert support so they can focus on their business.”

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Daughter Janet Felosky joined the family business in 1972 and learned it from the ground up, working in almost every position until becoming president in 1990 and CEO in 2013 Janet’s business sense, customer focus, and ability to listen is how she was able to grow the company to 15 locations today Janet’s two children represent the third generation and are taking on ever increasing responsibilities. Son Chris Felosky has over 20 years with the company and was named president in 2019. Daughter Laura Wilkas, a Massachusetts resident, joined in 2010 as Marketing Director and helps oversee the New England locations. With a team of roughly 285 dedicated employees, the Felosky family maintains 15 locations that sell, rent, and service CASE and CASE IH heavy equipment in addition to some of the top equipment brands on the market including Wirtgen, Vögele, Hamm, Kleemann, Leeboy, Screen Machine, Okada, Kage, CLAAS, Kuhn, and more.

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3. Request Resources and Repairs from the Field

With unified software applications, bid data, in cluding costs and phase codes, can instead move seamlessly from an estimating application to the ap plications used for scheduling and dispatching, performance tracking, and accounting.

Field tracking systems are designed primarily to help contractors record production, labor, equipment utilization, and other information in the field. Special

2. Bid Based on Actual Performance Data

As software technology continues to play an increasingly important role in construction, integration is emerging as both a challenge and an opportunity. Specialized applications clearly drive efficiency and productivity gains that are simply not possible with paper- and spreadsheet-based processes. These gains increase exponentially, however, when applications used to manage individual workflows in the office, field, and shop can communicate with each other. Here are six practical examples of what is possible with a unified approach that eliminates manual steps for transferring data.

Six Practical Advantages When Software Applications Talk to Each Other

Likewise, a unified approach allows actual pro duction data to move from the field application back to the estimating application. This data is essentially a record, captured in electronic field logs of what

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The handoff to operations once a bid is won has historically involved a lot of redundant data entry to move information from the estimate to schedules, field logs, and the accounting system. This manual process is time consuming. Worse, it creates op portunities for miscommunication, errors, and costly inconsistencies between how jobs are envisioned in the estimate, how they are resourced and built in the field, and how they are accounted for.

1. Transfer Bid Data to the Field

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5. Maintain at the Most Efficient Times

Advantages of these tracking applications in crease when they are linked with systems used to manage equipment maintenance and the scheduling and dispatching of resources.

ized software allows them to capture more and better data with less effort than with paper or spreadsheets and to analyze it faster and more thoroughly.

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Equipment repair requests can be made the same way and with similar advantages within a unified software platform. From the field, where and when defects are usually detected, managers can use the fi eld tracking software to document the problem and send a notification to the mainte nance application. That informa tion from the tracking application can then be used to create repair requests in the maintenance ap plication, again bypassing phone calls, texts, and other offline c om munications.

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As they track progress versus plan, and as those plans change, leaders in the field invariably need to request more or different resources. With a live connection, they can use the tracking application to communicate those resource needs directly to the scheduling and dispatching application. Having the software applications talk to each other is more efficient and error proof than relying on phone calls, texts, or emails. Lag time is eliminated, and dispatchers can re spond more quickly. There is also an electronic record of the “con versation” that anyone with proper credentials can see and follow in real time.

work. However, real-time visibility into the schedul ing software allows them to see when equipment is being used or moved. That information gives them a chance to plan work, whenever possible, at times that will maximize the efficiency of mechanics and minimize jobsite disruptions due to equipment being down for repairs.

Schedulers and dispatchers gain similar efficien cy and uptime benefits when their software is linked to the maintenance software. They can see when re pair work is scheduled and work around those times as they assign the equipment. n

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October 12, 2022 - OSHA Case Study

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National and Regional Office Updates, appointments, mission goals, operational challenges, enforcement and compliance assistance.

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October 12, 2022 - OSHA Case Study

by: Jeff Erskine, Deputy Regional Administrator

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The second inspection involves a tractor-trailer truck that hit a bridge in Connecticut and drove to a ware-house facility in Peabody, MA. In an attempt to stabilize the truck so that it could be unloaded, employees at the facility inserted load bars to straighten out the walls of the trailer as well as a PIT to hold the roof up. After inserting the PIT load bars,

by: Jeff Erskine, Deputy Regional Administrator

Presented by: Alexis Zecha, CSP Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

September 28, 2022 - Risk Assessment (Machine Guarding)

October 5, 2022 - Vehicle Hazards/Loading Docks/Yard Safety

The first of these inspections involves a tractor-trailer truck that pulled away from a loading dock while a Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) operator was operating the PIT onto the back of the trailer. The dock locking sys-tem did not stop the truck from pulling away, and the PIT fell off the back of the truck. At the same time, the PIT operator jumped off the PIT and sustained broken bones in his wrist.

October 12, 2022 - OSHA Case Study

Compliance Safety and Health Officer

Andrew Palhof, Compliance Assistance Specialist

Alexis will be presenting two case studies on inspections involving Powered Industrial Trucks (PITs) that she con ducted.

New England Roundtable Online Series

October 5, 2022 - Vehicle Hazards/Loading Docks/Yard Safety

October 5, 2022 - Vehicle Hazards/Loading Docks/Yard Safety

National and Regional Office Updates, appointments, mission goals, operational challenges, enforcement and compliance assistance.

Alexis will be presenting two case studies on inspections involving Powered Industrial Trucks (PITs) that she conducted.

Presented by: Alexis Zecha, CSP Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Presented by: Alexis Zecha, CSP Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

The first of these inspections involves a tractor-trailer truck that pulled away from a loading dock while a Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) operator was operating the PIT onto the back of the trailer. The dock locking sys-tem did not stop the truck from pulling away, and the PIT fell off the back of the truck. At the same time, the PIT operator jumped off the PIT and sustained broken bones in his wrist.

Session will be an overview of hazards including “struck by” while working near or around vehicles from trailer yards and bulk warehousing facilities to landscaping and construction sites.

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Presented by: Brett Fortin, Compliance Assistance Specialist

September 28, 2022 - Risk Assessment (Machine Guarding)

Bringing business together to network and share ideas in the occupational safety and health community. New England Roundtable Online Series

The second inspection involves a tractor-trailer truck that hit a bridge in Connecticut and drove to a ware-house facility in Peabody, MA. In an attempt to stabilize the truck so that it could be unloaded, employees at the facility inserted load bars to straighten out the walls of the trailer as well as a PIT to hold the roof up. After inserting the PIT load bars,

Presented by: Brett Fortin, Compliance Assistance Specialist

The first of these inspections involves a tractor-trailer truck that pulled away from a loading dock while a Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) operator was operating the PIT onto the back of the trailer. The dock locking sys-tem did not stop the truck from pulling away, and the PIT fell off the back of the truck. At the same time, the PIT operator jumped off the PIT and sustained broken bones in his wrist.

9:00 am to 10:15 am | log-on begins at 8:50 am taking place online at: https://keene.zoom.us/j/402526797

The second inspection involves a tractor-trailer truck that hit a bridge in Connecticut and drove to a ware-house facility in Peabody, MA. In an attempt to stabilize the truck so that it could be unloaded, employees at the facility inserted load bars to straighten out the walls of the trailer as well as a PIT to hold the roof up. After inserting the PIT load bars,

Session will be an overview of hazards including “struck by” while working near or around vehicles from trailer yards and bulk warehousing facilities to landscaping and construction sites.

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Dr. Chris Rennix, ScD, SOHAS Department Keene State College

October 26, 2022 - Confined Spaces

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employees operated PITs into the trailer to unload the freight. While on the truck, the employees heard a creaking noise, and ran off the truck, while the trailer of the truck collapsed. There were no injuries.

employees operated PITs into the trailer to unload the freight. While on the truck, the employees heard a creaking noise, and ran off the truck, while the trailer of the truck collapsed. There were no injuries.

October 19, 2022 - OSHA Rulemaking Process and recent updates.

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October 26, 2022 - Confined Spaces

Bringing business together to network and share ideas in the occupational safety and health community.

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he good news is that nitrogen pollution is a fixable problem. However, Cape town leaders aren’t moving fast enough to implement these solutions.Here are four actions that Cape Cod towns must take today to save our waters so that our kids and grand kids can enjoy the Cape’s beauty well into the future.

for curbing harmful nitrogen pollution already exist. Community leaders must work across town lines and with state and federal agencies to update their wastewater management systems based on these methods. Such collaboration will also ensure communities understand the political and funding as pects of sustaining cleanup projects. What is deemed costly today will save millions of dollars – and preserve our quality of life on the Cape – in the decades to come.

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2. Educate residents on the threat of nitrogen in the water and how to fix the problem.

3. Mandate updates to existing home septic systems and provide financial assistance to homeowners to make those updates. Ensure that new construction is up to code by enforcing state permitting requirements already in place.

Nitrogen pollution is destroying Cape Cod’s freshwater ponds and bays. This pollution leads to eutrophication – excess nutrients in a body of water – and toxic blue-green algae outbreaks that can kill wildlife, sicken humans and disrupt the tourism economy.

4 Actions cApe cod towns Must tAke now to cleAn up their wAters

Cape towns must launch campaigns to warn residents and visitors when toxic algae outbreaks occur and educate them about their cause. Equally important is raising awareness about the solutions to this pollution problem.

That means ensuring that residents and home owners understand the benefits of immediate action and why investing money to redress the problem now will pay off well into the future.

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It will take time to clean up the Cape’s waters –and the longer we wait, the harder (and more expen sive) that work will become. That’s why we must start the process

These information campaigns must go beyond plac ing signage at the shoreline. Information must be spread across social media, via local news outlets and in townhall-style sessions. Information should also be present ed in multiple languages to reach all populations.

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These four actions will fight back against the ecological and economic crisis facing Cape Cod. They will help bolster public support against delays in ni trogen pollution cleanup and prevention. With help from the state and federal governments and agen cies, these actions can and must be completed soon to avoid the worst of this ongoing emergency.

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While updated home septic systems are relatively cheaper than centralized upgrades, their cost can still burden homeowners, none of whom are responsible for lax state permitting or the neglect of town officials and developers. In collaboration with the state and federal governments, town leaders must be prepared to provide financial assistance to homeowners to up date their septic systems.

plans. Towns with new systems approved should ac celerate their construction. There is little time or rea son to waste where strategies exist.

Technology exists to fix the nitrogen pollution problem at the centralized, town-wide level and at its most prevalent source: home septic systems. Implementing solutions at both levels will ensure flexibility in a region where wastewater treatment capabilities vary from town to town.

4. Rapidly install sewer systems where such action will solve the problem.

Spotlight on Cape Cod continued from page 69

In addition, state regulations requiring more ef fective wastewater treatment are already on the books. Properly enforcing those regulations will go a long way to curbing the nitrogen pollution problem.

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With more women being hired on the jobsite, as much attention must be paid to their safety as is paid to their male counterparts. As manufacturers continue to respond to an increasingly female work force in the skilled trades and cater to this market, the shortage of skilled labor continues to impact the built world, and contractors and other construction businesses need to make sure they are prepared to keep an increasingly diverse workforce safe in the field.

Safety experts on why the right fit reflects a shift in workforce representation

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has stated that female construction workers face specific health and safety issues on the jobsite that may require different personal protective equipment (PPE), gear and apparel than men in the industry require. Because of this, OSHA best practices recommend that, in addition to compliance with the OSHA regulations, whenever employers are required to purchase PPE, they should purchase these items in size ranges that are also suitable for women. Employers should maintain a directory of PPE manufacturers and suppliers on-hand, identify a wide selection of size ranges, keep appropriate size ranges in stock, and ensure direct accessibility, as required. But safety is about more than compliance; it’s a necessity to meet the needs of the many varied body types that are at work throughout the industry.

The same study indicates that women’s numbers in construction could be even higher, if not for sev eral factors, including gender bias, a lack of adequate training, higher risk of workplace injury, and negative perceptions of women in construction. Despite these challenges, the number of women in the workforce is growing, with 12% of construction firms now owned by women, and companies across the United States taking steps to increase diversity in the workplace.

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SEPTEMBER, 2022 “BUY FROM THE ADVERTISERS IN CONSTRUCTION OUTLOOK” 73 continued on page 74

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The development of PPE and other safety apparel for women in the industry is still not standard practice for many manufacturers. According to Cole, apparel is critical to safety, from visibility in poor lighting or at a distance to fabric selection for the job it all impacts whether or not the worker returns home safely. A stan dard size small or extra small may still be too large for some women, and excessively loose clothing poses a risk of becoming caught in equipment.

“For those who wear PPE and use safety prod ucts, concerns lie around proper fit of the equipment and ensuring the weight ranges of the equipment are applicable and maintain safety for women. Many compliance standards across the globe specify a minimum weight range of the worker, which, for some women, could be a concern. Ensuring testing stan dards and instructions for mechanical safety products, including charts for the specific worker height

More Than Aesthetics

Exploring PPE continued from page 73

Companies such as Truewerk, Safety Girl and Dovetail Workwear are tackling this market head on with work clothes specifically designed for women in construction and other skilled trades that demand physical work and specific safety needs. Additionally, other more established brands and traditional manu facturers such as Carhartt and Dickies have also begun to grow their product lines to cater to these needs. The industry’s “one size fits all” days are over, and a new dawn of safety gear, PPE and apparel is rising. But, what do construction business owners need to know to keep their female employees safe and comfortable on the job?

“Changing a c olor d oesn’t n ecessarily m ake i t appealing to other genders,” said Erica Cole, prod uct manager, mechanical goods at Pure Safety Group. “ Initially, m ost m anufacturers p rovided safety gear in pink as a much too on-the-nose nod to the fact that the apparel or safety product was designed for women.” Cole’s observation isn’t re stricted to just the construction industry, with an onslaught of products in recent years — spanning from razors to ballpoint pens — that were intro duced with the claim of being designed especially

for women, without more than a color change on the p ackaging. “ Looking f orward, I s ee t he f uture moving past color delegations for women’s prod ucts and simply offering a wider range of sizes. I also expect that, as the number of women using safety gear continues to rise, more studies will be comp leted about the effects of falls and energy ab sorber deployment on women,” said Cole.

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into fall clearance calculations, is critical for substan tially shorter or taller workers, as traditional calcula tions would sometimes assume an average height of 6 feet,” said Cole.

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Brian Ciciora, founder and CEO at Truewerk shared findings in line with Cole’s. “In the midst of a skilled labor shortage, women represent a huge untapped opportunity,” said Ciciora, “but without the right resources, we subtly reinforce that this isn’t a space for Businesswomen.”owners and general contractors alike have taken notice and continue to work toward mak

Of p articular n ote f or C ole i s i ll-fitting s afety equipment f or women of varying b ody t ypes. “ I d o think we can make more strides to advance the sizing a nd fi t f or b oth p lus s ize a nd p etite women. The chest and pelvic regions of body harnesses are areas most manufacturers could improve on. The sizing options for women do not accommodate women’s bodies who have variable sizing in the chest region and hip region. The sub-pelvic strap on s ome h arnesses a lso i mproperly fi ts too hi gh o r too low.”

“For t he ul timate s afety, a pparel h as t o p ro vide flexibility without compromising durability, in cluding features that make your necessities easy to access and secure, while fitting just right,” said Ciciora.Ascontinued efforts by diversity-forward organizations, such as Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW), National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and Professional Women in Construction (PWC), seek to increase representation of women in traditionally male-dominated careers, the issue of equitable safety will only become more prevalent.

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“Having women on the jobsite isn’t just good for women, it’s good for anyone who wants re sults. We’re doing what we can to make that mes sage loud and clear. Anyone with the aptitude for this work should feel empowered to step up into the skilled trades, work with their hands and leverage their intelligence and creativity into a rewarding ca reer,” said Ciciora

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0 PERCENT FOR 36 MONTHS*. 0 DOWN. 0 HASSLE. Unlike the quality and dependability of CAT® equipment, these savings won’t last a lifetime. It’s high time you connect with Milton CAT for big deals and an unbeatable Protection Package. Good things come to those who wait. act now . *Offer valid from July 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022 on new small (compact track loaders, compact wheel loaders, micro/mini excavators, skid steer loaders) and new compact (backhoe loaders, telehandlers, small dozers, small wheel loaders) Cat® machines sold by participating Cat dealers to customers in the USA or Canada. Purchase and delivery must occur during offer period. Offer subject to machine availability and credit approval by Cat Financial. Not all customers will qualify. Payments based on 36-month loan. Payments do not include taxes, freight, set-up, delivery, document fees, inspections, additional options, or attachments. The credit of up to $500 USD can only be applied towards the purchase of a qualifying Cat Customer Value Agreement (CVA) or qualifying Equipment Protection Plan (EPP). Amount of the credit cannot exceed the price of qualifying CVA or EPP. CVA must include 1-year preventative maintenance parts kit, TA1 annual inspection, signed CVA contract and Product Link® Amount of credit towards CVA or EPP is the same for all models. In some areas, EPP might be sold separately from the CVA. Offer may change without prior notice and cannot be combined with any other offers. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Contact your Cat dealer for details. ©2022 Caterpillar. All Rights Reserved. CAT, CATERPILLAR, LET’S DO THE WORK, their respective logos, “Caterpillar Corporate Yellow,” the “Power Edge” and Cat “Modern Hex” trade dress, as well as corporate and product identity used herein, are trademarks of Caterpillar and may not be used without permission. SCARBOROUGH, ME 16 Pleasant Hill Road (207) 883-9586 MILFORD, MA 100 Quarry Drive (508) 634-3400 LONDONDERRY, NH 30 Industrial Drive (603) 665-4500 NORTH READING, MA 84 Concord Street (978) 276-2400 miltoncat.com Call your sales representative or nearest location.

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