Tuesday

“Plan Your Work, Work Your Plan: What You Need to Know,” 7:30 to 9 a.m., Maine Real Estate & Development Association Breakfast Seminar at the North Dam Mill, 2 Main St., Biddeford. Visit mereda.org to register or for more information.

Wednesday

Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, 5 p.m., seventh annual meeting with guest speaker, Scott Terry, CEO and founder of Tempus Jets. Hilton Garden Inn, 5 Park St., Freeport. Per person: $40. Contact Kathy Paradis at [email protected] or call 798-6512 for more information.

Thursday

“Extreme Makeover: Environmental Remediation Edition,” 7:15 to 9:30 a.m., E2Tech annual meeting and election of board members followed by the forum. University of Southern Maine, Wishcamper Center, Portland campus. Go to e2tech.org for details.

“Now What? A Blueprint for Maine’s Path Forward,” noon to 1:30 p.m. with Matthew Gagnon, CEO of The Maine Heritage Policy Center. Held at DiMillo’s on the Water, 25 Long Wharf, Portland. The cost is $20 for MHPC members and $25 for nonmembers. Go to mainepolicy.org for registration.

“How to Maximize Project Management Value With Continuous Improvement,” 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., presented by the Maine Chapter of the Project Management Institute, with guest speaker, Domingo Isasi, global director of continuous improvement for Wex Inc. For details and registration, go to pmimaine.org. Nonmembers are welcome. The meeting will be held at the Portland Country Club, Route 88, Falmouth.

Friday

“Raising the Bar on Entrepreneurship in Maine,” 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., with Jess Knox of Blackstone Accelerates Growth. Sponsored by the Association for Consulting Expertise and held at Portland Country Club, Route 88, Falmouth. Included are breakfast and round-table discussion, “Tips for Stimulating Your Creativity.” The cost is $22 for members and $28 for nonmembers. Register at www.consultexpertise.com or call 800-464-5043.

This week

Public forums are being held this week by the Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired, part of the Maine Department of Labor, to improve programs and identify unmet needs. The division provides vocational rehabilitation services, education, skill training and help with employment and independent living skills.

The forums will be held as follows:

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, at the CareerCenter, 45 Oak St., Suite 3, Bangor;

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, at Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland;

1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, at the CareerCenter, 21 Enterprise Drive, Suite 2, Augusta;

1 to 3 p.m. Friday, at the CareerCenter, 185 Lancaster St., Portland.

To join any session by teleconference, call 877-455-0244 and use conference code: 5939748264. For those not able to attend a session, comments may be given to John McMahon, director of DBVI, at 623-7949 or [email protected]

 

OSHA Rules Changes: The Maine Department of Labor has scheduled training sessions to help employers comply with changes to federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration injury record-keeping requirements. The rule changes take effect Jan. 1. Some changes apply to all private-sector employers and other changes affect certain industries. Details are available at http://1.usa.gov/11oEaeM.

SafetyWorks! has scheduled free classes from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday and Dec. 8 and 16. The first two classes will be held at the SafetyWorks! Training Institute in Augusta and the third class will be held at the public safety building in Westbrook.

Employers can learn more and register at safetyworksmaine.com or call 623-7900. Space is limited and reservations are required. In addition to the classes, SafetyWorks! may be able to provide a one-hour overview on the updates. Call 623-7903 for more information.

New rules for reporting catastrophic events, including fatalities, amputations and in-patient hospitalizations, apply to all private-sector work sites. An OSHA fact sheet is available at osha.gov/recordkeeping2014/OSHA3745.pdf. Also, the list of businesses that are required to follow OSHA record-keeping rules and record keeping forms has changed. New and used car dealers with 11 or more employees are the largest group affected, while some businesses will soon be exempt from the record-keeping rules. Those include combination gasoline stations and convenience stores and all corporate sales and headquarters offices. A complete list of private-sector businesses ordinarily exempt from record keeping is available at osha.gov/recordkeeping2014/OSHA3746.pdf.

Employers interested in learning more about SafetyWorks! consulting and training services should call 877-723-3345 or visit www.safetyworksmaine.com.

Other

SCORE workshop information at the Portland office is available at scoremaine.com or by calling 772-1147 weekday mornings. To reach Oxford Hills SCORE, call 743-0499.

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