Before you get back working full time, let’s take care of your SILICA training

As we prepare to return to the field, let's make this time work for us. OSHA’s Crystalline Silica standards (1926.1153) requires workers be trained in the hazards of silica, medical requirements and best practices (1926.1153(i)(2)(i)) We have been offering this training live for sometime now. Before our “staycation”, we have represented two firms who found themselves on the wrong side of Silica citations. Not our preferred way to begin working with you. This dangerous hazard can be [...]

2020-04-27T15:30:38-04:00April 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Do Dust Masks Require Respirator Protection Training?

Parker, the namesake of Parker Safety Group, says: the short answer is YES. A dust mask is a respirator which means it requires Respirator Protection Training and more… I wrote this article a few years ago. Perhaps it’s time to revise it. FIRST – let’s be clear. Dust masks are filtering face pieces and absolutely require medical evaluations, training and fit testing. To read the actual regulation, follow this link (bring coffee!) Respiratory Regulation. However, these are [...]

2020-04-20T11:57:17-04:00April 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|


We offer both INITIAL CSL Preparatory Classes as well as RENEWAL CSL Classes. INITIAL CSL Information regarding your initial CSL testing can be found below on our LICENSES tab which will direct you to MA site providing you with all the information you need. To prepare for your test, we suggest you participate in one of our preparatory classes. We offer both an online course as well as a LIVE in person class throughout MA. LIVE CLASSES [...]

2020-05-04T12:10:50-04:00April 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Having Fun Yet?

If you told me a month ago I would be able to take a month or two and relax very soon, I would have had you admitted to the insane asylum. This time we are all experiencing is to say the least – chaotic. Here’s some things I have found out about myself during this trying time: I was not meant to be at home very long (ask my wife) I am more of a workaholic than [...]

End of Year Happenings

Got a Minute? Ever put off something so long you finally say TODAY it will get done! I figured the day after Thanksgiving would be perfect. Get in here by 8 (yes I slept in!) and get this written. No one will be calling, I should have the place to myself. I just saw the clock turn to 4 - and this is as far as I got. I did however have great phone conversations with customers [...]

2019-12-16T14:56:32-04:00December 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Festool HEPA Dust Extractors – Do They Really Work?

My mentor, John Zilka, taught me in 1997 the value of working with water and negative air machines. These simple yet effective machines have not only kept our crews safe when working in dirty old lead homes but also keep irritant dust contained and not in our lungs or our customers. These machines became as standard as saws on our sites - we wouldn't ever consider not working with them. Fast forward to last year in Salem, [...]

2015-09-29T23:37:58-04:00July 29th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Do You KISS Your Customers?

Recently I had to get my transmission rebuilt. You see, I simply love love love my Durangos. My fourth one to date and one thing I know I can count on is at about 160,000 miles I will be rebuilding my transmission. So when I walked in to Fred’s shop (yes the names have been changed to protect the innocent) – I was shocked. A clean reception area where the coffee was actually made on the same day! [...]

2015-09-29T23:42:03-04:00March 10th, 2013|Uncategorized|