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OSHA will continue targeting residential contractors in 2017

Posted by Mark Paskell on Mon, Dec 26, 2016 @ 03:27 PM

OSHA will continue its' targeted focus and enforcement on residential contractors in 2017. Injuries, deaths, fines, little or no safety training and lack of OSHA required safety programs still plaque the residential construction industry. In response OSHA, has renewed ongoing Local Emphasis Programs designed to instruct OSHA inspectors to prioritize audits on residential job sites targeting builders, remodelers and trades. In addition, there are numerous other OSHA changes aimed at exposing prime contractor employers who do not provide safety training and programs to protect their employees and require that sub-contractors work safe on their job sites. 

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Tags: osha enforcement, osha 10, contractors

OSHA 10 certification is not fall protection training

Posted by Mark Paskell on Mon, Jun 27, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

Many contractors are confused about the different types of OSHA training they must provide for their employees. For example last week I was contacted by a contractor who was cited and fined for failure to provide fall protection training and equipment for his employees. In addition his subcontractor roofer/framer was fined on the same site.

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Tags: sub-contractors, training, osha 10, osha fall protection, contractors

Building Science Seminar with CLEAResult 4 MA Contractors

Posted by Mark Paskell on Sun, May 22, 2016 @ 01:54 PM

We are having new 2 day Building Science Seminar and workshop for Massachusetts residential contractors with CLEAResult hosted by Harvey Building Products in Waltham Mass. The date is 6/21/2016 and 6/22/2016. I have partnered with CLEAResult a national leader in the sustainable energy and training business.

Our Building Science instructor is Steven Courville from CLEAResult. He has over 27 years in the energy industry as a contractor, building analyst and trainer.  We are also excited that top 2016 PROSales supplier Harvey Building Products will host this cutting edge and timely seminar. I will assist the contractor education and training throughout the workshop.

Seating is limited!

This workshop will be limited to insure that there is ample time for interaction between our contractor students.

Be sure to sign up early as we have limited seats. Training materials, lunch each day and a Certificate of Completion will be provided after the seminar.


Register NOW! Building Science Seminar with CLEAResult 6/21-22/2016Education Topics

  • Basic Construction Terminology
  • House-As-a System
  • Principles of Energy
  • Energy & the Building Shell
  • Air Leakage
  • Residential Insulation
  • Windows & doors
  • Residential Heating
  • Lighting & Appliances
  • Residential Cooling
  • Water Heating
  • Health, Safety & Moisture Management
  • Observational Diagnostics


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Tags: contractors, mass csl, remodelers, education, building science

Contractors need to report job site injuries to OSHA in 24 hours

Posted by Mark Paskell on Sun, Apr 24, 2016 @ 05:01 PM

OSHA has changed the reporting requirements for employers,  job site injuries need to be reported within 24 hours. In our Mass Continuing Education courses we ask construction supervisor license (CSL's) holders if they are up to date on the new OSHA reporting requirements and most have no idea.

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Tags: falls and injuries, contractors, osha reporting

Handling Ice/Snow Damage Insurance Claims & Roof Fall Safety

Posted by Mark Paskell on Sun, Jan 24, 2016 @ 09:55 AM

The winter of 2016 has begun and with it the possibility of storm damage from ice dams and snow and falls from roofs. Last year Massachusetts had thousands of insurance claims and many are still unsettled. In addition we had many die from falling while clearing snow from roofs.

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Tags: estimating workshop, fall protection osha, contractors, insurance claims

Are you marketing your contractor remodeling business locally?

Posted by Mark Paskell on Wed, Jun 29, 2011 @ 08:24 AM

Contractors Report 2011 Sales Are Up Over 2010; Are Your's?

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Tags: contractors, marketing

Contractors behind on EPA RRP Firm Certification

Posted by Mark Paskell on Mon, Jan 17, 2011 @ 04:07 PM

Over the past month we have called many contractors trained on RRP, who have not certified their firms. They give us all kinds of excuses why they haven't and some say they won't.

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Tags: contractors, epa rrp enforcement

Contractor loses $80K kitchen/bath job; customer forgot what he does

Posted by Mark Paskell on Sun, Jan 09, 2011 @ 10:04 PM

  • Have your customers gone to your contractor competition because they forgot what you do?                                          
  • Are you marketing your contracting business to your client base?
  • Does your customer base even know if you are still in business?
  • When is the last time you spoke with all your customers?

Many contractors are contacting us to see if we can help them generate leads right away. Their phone is not ringing like it used to. You may have noticed that referrals are not enough to keep lead flow where it needs to be. Marketing approaches that used work are not working in the current climate.

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Tags: Lead generation, contractors, marketing

EPA RRP causes contractors to remodel their contracts

Posted by Mark Paskell on Wed, Jan 05, 2011 @ 11:24 AM

Residential contractors affected by the EPA RRP Lead Law are looking carefully at their contracts. They are concerned that their contracts are written appropriately to protect them against potential liability from RRP related matters.

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Tags: epa rrp, contractors, Andrea Goldman, legal

We're Back; New RRP Training Dates for Contractors, Subs & Landlords

Posted by Mark Paskell on Wed, Jan 05, 2011 @ 07:15 AM

RRP Training for Contractors, Subs, and Landlords in 2011

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Tags: contractors, EPA RRP Lead Training