MFDA is hosting OSHA Training two-part series at three locations (Presque Isle, Bangor and Auburn).  The training is approved by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice and the State of Maine Board of Funeral Service Practice.  

Also being offered at the Presque Isle location will be “Coffee with the Pineaus”.  Come have a coffee with Cate & Ed Pineau (MFDA Lobbyists) and chat about legislative and other issues affecting you and your business. The funeral service as a profession is changing.  State and federal legislative and regulatory issues are impacting the ways in which funeral service practitioners serve families, their businesses, and their bottom lines. This is a great time to let us know what is important to you and your business.

Dates & Locations:

Jan 9th OSHA Training—Presque Isle - Duncan & Graves Funeral Home

Jan 14thOSHA Training—Bangor - Brookings Smith Funeral Home

Jan 22ndOSHA Training—Auburn - The Fortin Group

Cost:  There is no charge for MFDA members and licensed funeral service practitioners and attendants affiliated with MFDA member firms. $50 for non-members

Course Descriptions:

Part 1 - Bloodborne Pathogen and Hazard Communications Standard (1 CEU)

Developed with funeral service attendants in mind, this program will provide participants with an overview and understanding of the Bloodborne Pathogen and Hazard Communication found in United States Department of Labor OSHA standards 29 CFR 1910.1030 and 29CFR 1910.1200 respectively. The presentation will explain how to read and understand a common material safety data sheet, as well as to gain a better understanding of bloodborne pathogens and their potential impact on funeral home employees among others. Note: required annually for Funeral Attendants by the Maine State Board of Funeral Service.

Part 2 - Formaldehyde Emphasis on OSHA’s requirements for personal exposure monitoring (1 CEU)

Will consist of an overview of the United States Department of Labor OSHA Standard 29 CRF 1910.1048 – Formaldehyde, with emphasis on OSHA’s requirement for personal exposure monitoring. Note: not required by Maine State Board of Funeral Service; however, please note that the United State Department of Labor requires air exposure testing to show that employees are not exposed at or above 0.1 parts per million of formaldehyde during worst case workplace exposures.

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