COVID-19 Safety & Health Best Practices. What You Need to Know!

WEBINAR SERIES: Safety & Health Best Practices. What You Need to Know!

Presented by:

Date: May 27
Time: 1:00 PM EST

Richard W.Sarnie, CSP, P.E., ARM-E, CCPSC, CRIS, MLIS Chief Operating Officer | Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer for Construction Senior Safety & Health Consultant & Instructor | United Alliance Services Corp, OccuMedof NE

Presenting what employers can implement for employees, customers, and the general public to reduce the risk of COVID 19 and other pathogens.

  1. Best practices to manage COVID 19 Risks
  2. Improving safety management processes
  3. Managing risks which includes what CDC, OSHA, State and Municipalities are recommending or mandating
  4. Safety management system deficiencies that may expose risk


Rich has over 30 years of risk management & safety experience in the manufacturing, construction, transportation, mining and retail service industries. Rich has been a presenter and keynote speaker on numerous occasions at local and national risk management & safety conferences and seminars. Rich also is a guest lecturer on Safety and Risk to engineering undergraduates at universities. Rich has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Lowell (MA) and an MBA from Western New England College as well as a long list of other prominent credentials & licenses. Rich is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) and was elected a Fellow with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).


Construction Site Safety Guidelines & COVID-19 Safety Measures

Join us for an informative webinar sponsored by the ABC Rhode Island on Construction Site Safety Guidelines & COVID-19 Safety Measures: What You Need to Know! on April 23rd along with additional related safety measures in the new world of the coronavirus.

Webinar: Construction Site Safety Guidelines & COVID-19 Safety Measures: What You Need to Know!
Date: April 23rd
Time: 11:30 AM -12:30 PM

We are pleased to offer the expertise of three ABC member safety consultants from OccuMed of New England and United Alliance Services Corp.

Rich Sarnie, Cheif Operating Office with United Alliance Services Corporation (UASC), will review the federal and state guidelines, which are required for public projects and recommended for private projects, along with a one-page summary he has prepared, which will be made available to all webinar attendees.

Rich will be joined by two consultants from OccuMed of New England a division of UASC – Mark Franklin, Director of OccuMed and Chris Monterio, Director of OccuMed Field Operation – to discuss how they are implementing these on their client’s sites.

The team from OccuMed of New England and United Alliance Services Corp. will discuss infection control and how to establish a COVID-19 program as well as compliance with OSHA construction and general industry standards in light of the virus. The team will also discuss third-party verification as well as the role of municipalities, and their handout will be available to attendees.

The webinar will be moderated by ABC of Rhode Island. Attendees are encouraged to submit questions in advance to


covid webinar

Webinar: COVID-19/Infectious Control Competent Person


Construction work may require special procedures, equipment, and precautions for performing the work. In these challenging times, the risk of exposure at our job sites is more prevalent than ever before.

Construction, renovation and demolition activities can affect contractors, subcontractors and the general public. Dust and debris from construction, renovation and demolition activities can be a hazard. Workers can be exposed to hazardous environments and materials such as infectious disease in the workplace by the nature of their business. This course is designed to give the worker a better understanding of infection control, safety, PPE, hazards, and mitigation.


To help prevent exposure against COVID-19 in the workplace this course specifically details precautions necessary to prevent the spread of infection and illness amongst workers. This course also addresses various states’ newly established guidelines regarding COVID-19 for construction and general industry. Included are the requirements of safety, audit and compliance responsibility by supervisors in construction & other general industry companies.


Construction safety inspections
are the most effective means of identifying hazardous conditions at the
worksite. Construction sites require constant monitoring and careful
observations to stay ahead of safety issues. We are a proven safety resource
for third party job construction site safety inspections.

Our safety professionals have been successfully performing construction safety inspections on some of the largest projects in the Northeast. We identify potential OSHA violations, liability issues, and risk exposures while assisting clients with mitigating hazards before they damage the reputation of the company and injure employees.


Industrial, Manufacturing, and Facility Safety Audits and Inspections are just one of the tools we provide. A safety audit is a powerful tool and is designed to inspire your team to get involved. Our professionals have years of experience conducting safety audits. We travel to your location(s) and make comprehensive assessments of conditions and detailed reports providing management with the resources they need to make critical decisions. 

This class will be taught by a Certified
Safety Professional and a licensed EMT.

If interested in scheduling this 4-hour competent person online training class, please contact:

Richard W. Sarnie, CSP, P.E.
Chief Operating Officer


Dan Green
Business Development Representative
Office: 774-302-4305 x 105