Smart Companies Plan a Day of Safety During Downtimes

It sucks to lose money. There’s no good time to take guys off the job, but seasonal businesses – especially those that can’t climb outdoors in New England’s winter months -  are realizing winter is the perfect time to hold safety trainings. This is the most time- and cost-efficient way to cover safety with your crew and planning time is NOW. A Clear Day in January or February is an Ideal Time for Safety Training – Now [...]

2021-12-09T11:32:05-04:00December 9th, 2021|Safety Certification|

Brand New Leadsmart CSL Continuing Online Education Classes!

You complained! We listened! Brand New Leadsmart CSL Continuing Online Education Classes! We’re contractors too, so we know there’s nothing worse than taking boring classes just because you have to! Leadsmart Training Solutions has been offering online CSL classes through a third-party to ensure you had access to the CEU credits you needed during the pandemic. We got lots of mail telling us the classes were dry, boring and nothing like Leadsmart’s in-person classes. So, we listened [...]

2021-11-04T12:13:52-04:00November 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|

Worst Case Scenario: The Atlantic Drain Conviction Revisited

It’s been almost two years since Kevin Otto, owner of Atlantic Drain Service, was convicted of manslaughter in the tragic death of two of his employees. Prosecutors in the case said that OSHA had informed Otto at jobsites in 2007 and 2012 that he needed to install cave-in protections in trenches that were deeper than five feet. On Oct. 21, 2016, a 14-foot trench quickly filled with water after a hydrant collapsed. And Otto hadn’t heeded the [...]

2021-10-12T15:02:54-04:00October 12th, 2021|Uncategorized|

On Demand Safety Training

There’s a new way to train your crew to be safe on the job, and we think you’re going to like it -- a lot. It means no loss of production time, less cost and a solid chance your crew will retain the information and change unsafe behaviors. Our On Demand Safety Training offers: Short, informative videos -- one safety topic at a time -- sent directly to workers and supervisors three times each month. They can [...]

2021-01-22T10:13:30-04:00January 22nd, 2021|LEAD PAINT NEWS, OSHA NEWS|

Surprise! COVID did not stop the Lead Cops

With the chaos of 2020, some of you may have let your safety guard down thinking, “Who’s going to catch us? I bet those EPA inspectors are staying home.” Hopefully you remained diligent when working with our favorite neurotoxin because it turns out EPA continued to punish those who did not. Home Depot took a hit, and there were plenty of little guys who suffered, too. Home Depot to pay $20,750,000 for nationwide failure to follow rules [...]

2020-12-31T11:12:25-04:00December 31st, 2020|LEAD PAINT NEWS|

From the Desk of Peter

"Can you take a call" Sue asked with the phone in her hand – "he really wants to speak with you." I felt my mind race with possibilities – the next few minutes brought me to my knees. “I am sorry to bother you, but you need to hear this --- I have been attending your classes now for over six years. Last year I listened to something you have said repeatedly during your silica talk about [...]


Monday at 2:08 in the afternoon, we received an email from BBRS that basically states the following: ▪ July 10 (hmmm that was a few days ago!) Gov Baker removed the previous state license delays which includes your CSL. If you wish to read the announcement, click here. Which means this: ▪ Any CSL that expired from March 10 up to July 10 of this year – you have until 10.10.2020 (October 10) to renew your license. ▪ [...]

2020-09-14T12:55:43-04:00July 10th, 2020|CSL NEWS|

COVID-19 Safety and Health Plan

UPDATED to MA REQUIREMENTS of 5.18.2020 Our sister company, Parker Safety Group, has been actively following and researching the CDC guidelines, OSHA updates and various state DPH like BOSTON to understand what steps our industry must take to SAFELY return our crews to work. PSG has created a 20 page Safety and Health Plan for construction job sites that incorporate these agencies. Many towns are beginning to require a Covid S&H plan at time of permit application. [...]

2020-05-20T10:03:08-04:00May 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|