MFAA’s Nov. 17th AHERA, IPM, OSHA and more… (Buzzards Bay)

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The MFAA is proud to bring our first (1/2 day) learning series to our members. This session will focus on state and federal requirements for upkeep of public buildings relating to AHERA, IPM, OSHA, and much much more.

This is also our Annual “Toys for Tots” drive meeting. Please bring a toy with you so we can help some less fortunate children around the Holiday Season.

9am – 9:30am: Check in Continental Breakfast

9:30am – 12:30pm: Training Sessions

12:30pm: Lunch and closing remarks

Session 1: How to Provide Safe and Well Maintained Schools.
Ken Wertz, MFAA Executive Direct

Facilities management is concerned with providing safe and well maintained school facilities. Regular inspections, on-going corrective action and compliance with state and federal regulations help to ensure that school facilities are safe and well maintained.
This presentation will identify what needs to be inspected, the importance of documentation and compliance with state and federal regulations.

Session 2: OSHA Compliance for Municipalities?
Mary Dozoiz, CIH Workplace Safety and Health Program for Public Employees Supervisor for Department of Labor Standards (DLS)

DLS conducts accident investigations when municipal or state employees are injured on the job. Part to the investigation is relative to job site safety and training along with OSHA compliance. Yes….OSHA… from DLS about their interpretation of OSHA and how your community can provide safer working conditions and reduction of liability for the community.

Session 3: Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Jesse Diamond, Enforcement Inspector with the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources

Integrated Pest Management(IPM) falls under 333 CMR 14.00: PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FROM HARMFUL PESTICIDES. There are specific requirements and annual filings that need to occur to keep your district in compliance. This session will review what is required and share some lessons learned in the field during inspections of schools.

Session 4: AHERA and the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General.
Louis Dundin, Assistant Attorney General Environmental Protection Division

The Attorney General’s Office is working closely with the Department of Labor Standards, MFAA, MSBA, MASS, and MASBO to help ensure that our schools are operating safely within the legal requirements of AHERA. Louis will provide a brief overview of his office’s involvement and coordination efforts then turn the floor over to Janet McKenna from DLS.

Session 5: AHERA Overview and updates.
Janet McKenna, Environmental Engineer III for MA Department of Labor Standards (DLS)

Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act(AHERA) enforced by the US EPA under 40CFR 763.80 is not something that is optional. Many schools have fallen woefully behind on this requirement and Janet will be reviewing with us all the basic requirements for AHERA and how to move your district forward with compliance.

12:30 Lunch and closing remarks

*CEU credits are available upon request for this event

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