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UASC @ The MMA Annual Meeting & Trade Show

To conclude our series of blogs, we are excited to announce our attendance to The MMA Annual Meeting & Trade Show 1/18/19 – 1/19/19!

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Updated MGL with OSHA compliance

In correspondence to the updated MGL Chapter 149, section 6 1/2 we are here to answer any questions.

On March 9, 2018, Massachusetts rolled out an updated MGL Chapter 149, section 6 1/2 to include reference to OSHA regulations, updating the law written before OSHA’s inception. It has left public sector employers scrambling to figure out exactly how they are affected and how to quickly get into compliance within the short time frame provided. The updated law helps clarify the responsibilities of public sector employers, which is enforced by the Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards (DLS), while giving everyone less than a year to become in compliance.

The MMA Annual Meeting & Trade Show

This the largest regular gathering of Massachusetts local government officials. This show features educational workshops, nationally recognized speakers, awards programs, a large trade show, and an opportunity to network with municipal officials from across the state.

Shortly after this, the new Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards’ safety training mandates on the public sector will be enforceable and United Alliance Services Corporation is ready to connect with you. We have already secured our booth at the tradeshow to answer questions you may have about the new mandate and how your department will be affected. Our consultants have decades of experience with OSHA safety standards and can easily apply them to various departments to ensure the best training is delivered.

Our safety consultants and training department have weeded through the requirements and have pulled together a blog series to shed some light on the changes, help you determine the training you need, and bring your department into compliance.

We have created custom packages for municipalities and schools that are budget-friendly, easy to deliver, and satisfies the requirements:

OSHA Safety Training for MA Schools

OSHA Safety Training for Municipalities

Please stop by our booth #712 to learn more!

 

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Massachusetts DLS affecting private sectors

As stated in the first blog of the series, Governor Baker amended MGL Chapter 149, section 6 1/2 to include reference to OSHA regulations, updating the law written before OSHA’s inception. This regulation now applies to the public sector.

The law has been updated to contain phrases of OSHA compliance since it was written prior to OSHA inception. OSHA will continue to oversee federal and private entities.

The Mass DLS will oversee the Massachusetts Public Sector while following the general duty clause and practices outlined by OSHA. Neither supersede each other.

Private Companies

There will not be much difference in your day-to-day operations if you’re following OSHA regulations. However, if you’re working on a public job-site be prepared for the Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards (DLS) to pay a visit and look for infractions. Normally, the DLS schedules their visits, unless there is an “imminent” hazard. They can issue corrective action plans that are fine-able if not completed within the given time frame for public sector employers. OSHA will still be the governing agency for private sector employers.

Publicly bid construction projects over $10,000 require the employees on site to have completed their OSHA Outreach 10 Hour Construction training.

We Can Help

United Alliance Services can provide the training right on the job-site, in a private classroom, or in our corporate office. Please call 877-399-1698 if you need to conduct this training to be able to bid on a project.

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Updated MGL with OSHA compliance

The law has been updated to contain phrases of OSHA compliance since it was written prior to OSHA inception. OSHA will continue to oversee federal and private entities.

The Mass DLS will oversee the Massachusetts Public Sector while following the general duty clause and practices outlined by OSHA. Neither supersede each other.

Mass Department of Labor Standards

DLS administers health and safety inspections of public sector workplaces. The update clarifies the obligations of public sector employers.

Hefty fines are issued if corrective orders for infractions are not addressed within a specific time frame.

All DLS inspections are scheduled except for higher-risk sites labeled as “imminent” inspection sites where active trenches, aerial lifts operations, and roofing are active.

Defining Public Sector

The public sector workplace is anyone overseen by the Commonwealth: courts, municipalities, state agencies, counties, towns, commissions, and educators from public & private schools and colleges.

The requirements are to ensure workers are able to perform jobs safely and in compliance with OSHA regulations.

A checklist has been issued by the commonwealth to provide guidance.

Injury Reporting

If you have a public sector workplace injury that causes a death, amputation, loss of an eye, loss of consciousness, or inpatient hospitalization, call 508-616-0461 within 24 hours to report the injury.

Keep an updated OSHA 300 log.

Call us at 877-399-1698 if you need training on record keeping or check out our public training schedule or online courses.

Be sure to keep an eye on our upcoming blog that dives a bit deeper into injury reporting.

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Attention: Sales Internship Opportunity!

As New England’s leader in providing professional solutions for workplace health and safety, United Alliance Services Corporation (UASC) is an ideal place to jump-start your career. UASC has an exciting opportunity for a Sales Support Internship at our corporate office based in East Wareham, MA. Our fast growing team is looking for an eager intern that is excited to gain real life sales and marketing experience. Go to www.unitedallianceservices.com for more info.

Sales Support Internship

The Sales Support Intern primary responsibility is to assist the sales department with managing and organizing data through CRM software. The Sales Marketing Intern will support various responsibilities including lead generation, sales development, and administrative/marketing tasks.

Primary Responsibilities/Tasks

  • Conduct marketing and industry research
  • Data support of lead generation programs
  • Perform regular data entry and clean up in CRM software
  • Administrative projects as assigned
  • Related experience with customer service (cold calling, emailing, appointment setting, etc.)
  • Content marketing and campaign support
  • Ability to clearly and persuasively articulate the company’s mission, products and business opportunities to customers

Learning Opportunities

  • Shadow sales representatives and marketing campaigns
  • 1:1 mentorship
  • Ability to earn industry-specific certifications during UASC-hosted training programs
  • Qualify leads generated from marketing programs and promotions
  • Research accounts and learn how to determine decision makers and create an account plan
  • Create new opportunities for sales representatives
  • Collaborate with sales team to develop additional leads
  • Present UASC services to clients
  • Build your professional network

Qualifications/Skills

  • High School Diploma required, Bachelor’s degree preferred (or equivalent experience)
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite Applications
  • Experience with Salesforce or other CRM is a plus
  • Solid written and verbal communication, presentation, and computer skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills; Be enthusiastic, driven, confident, and dependable
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership, teamwork, as well as independently/autonomously
  • An interest and willingness to learn about our service industries
  • Interest in Sales and Marketing

Job Type

  • Internship (Between 250-300 Hours)

Report Location

  • UASC Corporate Office in East Wareham, MA

Salary

  • ($11.00/Hour) (Plus opportunity for professional development)

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • You may be required to lift 0-15 lbs.

UASC believes in the growth and development of our diverse workforce. EOE/M/F/D/V

The candidate chosen for this role will be offered a condition offer of employment that is subject to a satisfactory result of a full and comprehensive background check.

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Attention Sales Professionals: We’re Hiring!

United Alliance Services Corporation (UASC)  has an exciting opportunity for a B2B Inside Sales Representative at our corporate office based in East Wareham, MA. UASC is New England’s leading workplace health and safety training and service provider and we are growing! Go to www.uascor.com for more info.

B2B Inside Sales Representative

The B2B Inside Sales Representative primary responsibility is to development new business and to manage incoming sales opportunities for the Training Services Division of UASC. The incumbent will expand UASC’s business with existing customers as well as the development of new accounts.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage existing customer base within region with the highest level of integrity and customer service;
  • Secure profitable new business with both existing customers and new prospects;
  • Develop and manage a pipeline of monthly and quarterly revenue growth opportunities;
  • Coordinate with Marketing to develop and implement promotional programs;
  • Develop proposals and contracts under the direction of the Training Department’s Divisional Manager;
  • Assist in meeting and/or exceed the training departments quarterly volume and profitability goals;
  • Utilizes Salesforce to maintain calls and sales record of prospects and customers, showing objectives, contacts, etc. and utilizing for follow up;

Qualifications:

  • HS Diploma required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred, or equivalent experience;
  • 4+ years of military, technical management, or other customer service experience required and/or;
  • 4+ years of insurance or training service experience or other transferable industry experience and/or;
  • 4+ years of proven track record delivering B2B sales and/or operational results;
  • Strong leadership, self-initiative, resource utilization, and time management skills, as well as team focused;
  • Solid interpersonal, written and verbal communication, presentation, and strong computer skills;
  • Ability to travel locally and regionally as required;
  • Experience using Salesforce or other CRM required;
  • Strong ability to work independently/autonomously

Job Type:

  • Part-time (20 – 24 hours)

UASC believes in the growth and development of our diverse workforce. EOE/M/F/D/V

The candidate chosen for this role will be offered a condition offer of employment that is subject to a satisfactory result of a full and comprehensive background check.

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OSHA 10-Hour Construction Classes throughout Cape Cod, MA and the Islands

Thousands of construction workers throughout Cape Cod and the Islands require either an OSHA 10-hour or 30-Hour construction certification course. While many construction workers have taken the training as a result of state mandates or employer requirements, all construction personnel working on public funded contracts in Massachusetts are mandated to take an OSHA 10-hour course as part of the state’s contractual requirements. In addition, construction companies throughout Cape Cod and the Islands are increasingly requiring an OSHA 10-hour or 30-hour construction certificate as a prerequisite to employment.

Due to the increased demand for the OSHA 10-hour construction training on Cape Cod and the Islands, United Alliance Services, a local workplace safety training provider, has increased their staffing with additional OSHA authorized instructors.

“We recognize the demands of the local Cape Cod and Islands construction community and have increased our staff of Massachusetts based instructors and added more local training options to our schedule of services offered.”  Valerie Wakefield, President

We encourage our clients to have one of our OSHA authorized outreach instructors/consultants to visit their construction projects.  This visit can be utilized to assess OSHA compliance from an independent safety provider before an OSHA agent surprises them with an unanticipated visit.  If the project is publically funded, this visit becomes vital to ensuring regulatory safety practices are adhered to.    Many clients who have taken advantage of this complementary visit have followed up with OSHA 10 Hour Constructiontraining or the OSHA 10 Hour General Industry training for groups of their employees, contractors and sub-contractors.

We can arrange the OSHA 10-hour training to be done during the week or on the weekend. Our OSHA accredited instructors are exclusively authorized by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s Outreach training department to provide this OSHA training class at your location on dates and times that are best suited for your company so as not to interrupt productivity.

All of our OSHA 10-hour outreach training classes address several OSHA mandated standards such as: personal protective equipment (PPE); electrical safety; walking and work surfaces; and fall protection. However, OSHA does allow for elective topics for both construction and general industry to assure the training relates to your specific work environment.  Participants will leave the training class with increased safety knowledge and awareness and valuable reference materials regarding OSHA’s Code of Federal Regulations for Construction (29 CFR 1926) or General Industry (29 CFR 1910).

United Alliance Services supplies a number of clients, coast-to-coast, and throughout the Cape and the Islands with various workplace safety training and consulting services and can accommodate your training needs regardless of your location.

Our service territory on Cape Cod and the Islands include the following towns and islands:

Bourne, Sandwich, Falmouth, Mashpee, Yarmouth, Harwich, Dennis, Brewster, Chatham, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, Provincetown, Barnstable, Hyannis, Plymouth, Buzzards Bay, Wareham, Onset, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

Our safety professionals are ready to help with your safety training needs with combinations of lectures, printed presentations and videotape presentations, web-based programming, and comprehensive follow-up testing. With our flexibility, we can provide training weekly, monthly, or as needed, and we can bring all of our programs to your site for convenience and less downtime. We’ll also customize training programs for your specific pieces of equipment or operational procedures. For information on local training, pricing, and availability, please click HERE or give us a call at 877-399-1698.

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Black Friday Safety Tips!

The night of Thanksgiving, also known as Black Friday is a popular time to shop. It’s an exciting time for deals but it’s also a great opportunity for scammers and thieves.  So, whether you’ll be spending your hard earned cash in Boston, Providence, Hartford, New York City or elsewhere, there are a few safety tips that you should keep in mind:

It’s a busy time of year and distractions can put us at greater risk of problems. Fortunately, taking a few proactive steps can go a long way to keep you and your family safe” – Valerie Wakefield, President/CEO\

Shopping Safety Tips

Where ever you go shopping, there are a few safety tips that you should keep in mind:

• Don’t be carrying large amounts of cash and flashing it around.
• Shopping in numbers, this will help deter any thieves from mugging you while you’re carrying your purchases out of the store.
• Ladies, don’t leave your purse in your shopping car, and, if you wear in on your shoulder, don’t leave it open.
• Make sure your cell phone is fully charged before leaving and keep in close by at all times.
• Beware of strangers approach you for any reason. At this time of year, con artist may try various methods of distracting you with the intention of taking your money or belongings.
• Do not carry multiple packages at once. Use will call and curbside package pickup service instead.
• Lastly, make sure your family/friends know exactly what your plans are, write down the stores and keep in touch throughout that day.

Safely Transporting Purchases

While carrying your purchases to the car, you may want to remember these tips:

• Park in well-lit areas, and report and suspicious activity to law enforcement immediately.
• Reduce distractions, such as using cell phones, while walking to your car, especially at night.
• Try not to carry a large number of packages with you. Keep a hand open and prepare to enter your vehicle.
• Do not load packages in the trunk right before leaving your vehicle. Somebody could be watching.
• Never leave personal items or packages in plain sight in your vehicle. This includes money (even loose change), credit cards, cell phones, laptops, tablets, purses, and GPS units.
• Store valuables in the trunk of your vehicle

For more information on our occupational health and safety consulting or training services please visit us at www.UnitedAllianceServices.com or you can e-mail us at safetysolutions@UnitedAllianceServices.com or give us a call at 877-399-1698.