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Call For 2018 Volunteers

Posted: Dec 08, 2017

New England Area Professional Development Conference
November 13th & 14th, 2018 – Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center, Southbridge, MA
OUR 20TH ANNUAL PDC

Our 20th Anniversary PDC promises to be the biggest and best yet. With that in mind, we are seeking volunteers to serve on our New England Area PDC Planning Committees for 2018. Committee openings include:

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Massachusetts Legislature Resolution to Celebrate NAOSH Week and Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day 2017

Posted: Aug 02, 2017

On July 27th, the combined houses of the Massachusetts Legislature announced the Resolution celebrating North America Occupational Safety and Health Week (May 7 to May 13), as well as Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day of May 10th.  Tim Rich, Past-President and Mike Sample, President-Elect were in attendance to hear the Resolution read into the Senate roll-call.

This annual event is the culmination of the efforts of our very own Richard O’Keefe CSP, CET, Chair Government Affairs, Greater Boston Chapter ASSE, who works diligently behind the scenes with Senator Walter F. Timilty, (D) Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth District and Representative Louis Kafka, (D) 8Th Norfolk District.

Tom Rich, Sen. Walter Timility, Mike Sample with the Resolution

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OSHA Suspends E-Recordkeeping Rule

Posted: Jun 01, 2017

OSHA has suspended the rule requiring firms to report injury and illness data electronically. The rule took effect Jan. 1 and included a July 1 submission deadline, but the agency posted the following language to its recordkeeping and reporting requirements page:

“OSHA is not accepting electronic submissions of injury and illness logs at this time, and intends to propose extending the July 1, 2017, date by which certain employers are required to submit the information from their completed 2016 Form 300A electronically. Updates will be posted to this web page when they are available.”

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