Per the current Collective Bargaining Agreement for the Boston/Eastern Massachusetts, Northern New England, and Rhode Island, AGC, labor, and management agreed on a "mandatory training and incentive program". Under these agreements, all members are REQUIRED to take 4 courses prior to January 1, 2017. Members are also REQUIRED to keep all classes current - an expired class does not count as completed.
The required courses are:
FALL PROTECTION - 8 hours - valid for 3 years
SCAFFOLD USER TRAINING - 8 hours - valid for 4 years
FIRST AID, CPR, AED - 16 hours - valid for 2 years
OSHA 30 - 30 hours - no expiration date
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You may take some of these classes online, however, only pre-approved online certifications will be accepted.
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Yes. We will need a copy of your card that we can send to NECTF so they can add it to your training history. All three modules (First Aid, CPR, and AED) must be printed on the card. Additionally, the card MUST be issued by either The American Red Cross, The American Heart Association, or The National Safety Council.
Yes. We will need a copy of your card to send to NECTF.
No. The 8 hour UBC classes cover multiple topics based on the OSHA standards that are not site-specific.
No. The scaffold user class is a different class entirely. The scaffold refresher class is to keep your 'scaffold 32 hour erector' certificate up to date.
As required by Boston City Ordinance beginning January 1st, 2017: all workers must attend Hot Works Permit training and pass a written exam with a score of 80% or higher. Testing will be done following the instruction. Grading of the exam conducted by the NFPA. Class time is (2) hours with a maximum (1) hour allowed for closed book exam. The NECTF is covering the cost of this training if the student passes the course and exam.
Students who fail the written exam must retake the course and test and pay the $25 NFPA fee. Only a bank check or money order made out to “NECTF” will be accepted at that time.
Participants in this course must show State issued drivers’ license or federal identification card AND UBC ID card. Bring a #2 pencil for testing.