Reasonable Suspicion Training

Modern Assistance Programs (MAP) is one of the premier employee assistance plans for the union trades in New England. Their instructors and clinicians utilize expertise in order to provide comprehensive reasonable suspicion training for supervisors.

The training will be used by the supervisors to determine whether reasonable suspicion exists to intervene with an employee who appears to be actively under the influence. The training includes the physical, behavioral, speech, and performance indicators of probable alcohol misuse and use of controlled substances. Included are several scenarios where the student learns how outside influences can affect a person’s demeanor, examples include but are not limited to; Low sugar reaction for the diabetic, prescription drug and over the counter drugs with interacting on each other.

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Hot Works Safety Program – South Shore

The Hot Work Safety Program is required all across Massachusetts to conduct a number of heat related construction work. The BTEA is proud to be a Hot Works Administrator in partnership with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

We are hosting a Hot Works Training Course with Contractor’s Risk Management to help ensure that all of our members have the ability to provide this training to anyone who might need it.

Individuals must fill out the form below and add the registration to their cart and pay $25.00 in order to save a spot in the course.

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Confined Spaces Training

Confined spaces incidents aren’t the most common, but they can be the most deadly. As we have seen in numerous incidents throughout New England, confined spaces hazards tend to be misunderstood or underestimated. In addition, many confined spaces injuries or fatalities  involve not one, but two, victims: the worker and the rescuer.

BTEA and Contractor’s Risk Management (CRM) are working together to offer this training to all our signatory contractors.  Make sure your employees are up to date on the latest in confined spaces regulations and procedures!

The course covers:

  • Key elements of the OSHA Permit-Required Confined Spaces Regulation
  • Confined spaces concepts and terminology
  • The difference between confined spaces and permit-required confined spaces
  • How to identify and evaluate hazards: atmospheric, mechanical, chemical
    Procedures for controlling hazards
  • Proper protective equipment for confined spaces
  • Duties of the entry supervisor, entrant, and attendant
  • Procedures for self-rescue, non-entry rescue, entry rescue by company employees, and entry rescue by emergency responders
  • Completing the entry process

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Silica Competent Person Training

The Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA) and PFEANE/GEANE are offering a Silica Competent Person Training Seminar.

Once completed each person will receive a certificate designating them as a competent person on site to manage the dangers of silica exposure. The new OSHA rule regarding Silica Exposure Limits is now in effect! Take advantage of this opportunity for silica training. This seminar will discuss the dangers of silica as well as the new regulations and how contractors and employees can meet the requirements.


Silica Awareness Webinar

The OSHA rule regarding Silica Exposure Limits is in effect! This webinar is the first part of the BTEA Comprehensive Silica Training which will result in becoming a competent person regarding Silica Exposure. In the webinar, CRM experts will discuss the dangers of silica as well as the new regulation and how contractors and employees can meet the requirements.

Members should have received a registration link in their notice. However, you may complete the form at the link below to add your name to the list.

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CPR/First Aid – September 12, 13

ICANE is proud to offer CPR/First Aid Training through our affiliation with the BTEA.  Participants must attend 2 consecutive night sessions in order to receive certification from Contractors Risk Management (CRM), one of the premier safety training consultants in the country.

Classes are from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Hyatt Place in Braintree, MA.

Register at the link below no later than September 7, 2018.

Rigging Awareness & Signaling Training

Kindly be advised that the Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA) and the Massachusetts Construction Advancement Program (MCAP) will be holding two quality educational training sessions for their contributing employees to be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the Hilton Dedham from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Contractors Risk Management (CRM) a leading safety consultant in New England will provide participants these two 2-hour construction safety courses.   Certification cards will be awarded upon successful completion of these courses.

Rigging Awareness4:00 pm – 6:00 pm will provide participants information on:  Applicable OSHA & ANSI/ASME Regulations and Standards, Special Emphasis on OSHA 1926 Subpart CC for Cranes and Derricks in Construction, Principles of Craning, Safe Operating Practices, Suspended Personnel Platforms, Communications in Lifting Operations, Accident Causes and Preventions.  Light Snacks will be provided!

“Signaling Training” 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm will provide participants information on:  Requirements for OSHA Crane Signaling, ANSI Hand signals, Voice Signaling, OSHA other signaling, Reasons for signaling, Modification of signals, Practical test for signals, Written test on ANSI hand signals. Full dinner will be provided!

 You can register using the link below. Registrations are due by March 7, 2018Register early as space is limited for both sessions!


PFEANE/GEANE & DC #35 Respirator/Fit Testing










PFEANE/GEANE and District Council #35 will be holding a joint Respirator Training and Quantitative Fit Testing Seminar on Saturday, April 7th, 2018 at the Finishing Trades Institute, 25 Colgate Road, Roslindale, MA.


There is limited space available for the two sessions.  

Morning – 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Afternoon – 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m


Participants must:

  1. Be clean shaven,
  2. have proof of medical clearance or undergo medical testing at the seminar for clearance,
  3. bring their own respirator (which needs to be very clean – new or new like).


Please sign up individuals by following this link or contact the Association Office for group registration.