2018 OSHA Training

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Providence Marriott, 1 Orms Street, Providence, RI
Sponsored by the Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions & Norwalk Vault Company/Pierce Chemicals


We are pleased to announce that this year’s Annual OSHA Training will be presented by Barbara A. Kazmierczak, RN, CFSP, who will be substituting for Dr. Jacqueline (Jacquie) Taylor. Barbara and Jacquie often work together to present OSHA Training to other Associations and/or organizations.

OSHA training is an annual federally mandated requirement. There is no question that OSHA is gearing up for greater enforcement, higher penalties, possibly as a revenue source, and is moving away from the voluntary compliance concept that was prevalent in the last eight years. All of these items will one way or another affect funeral service. Please note that if an inspector visits your funeral home requesting proof that you attended Annual OSHA training in this calendar year, you will need to be prepared to show a certificate of training that that will be mailed to you following this year’s Training. Upon completion of the seminar you will receive three (3) continuing education credits for your participation and attendance. This is rather important since you will need a total of five (5) credits prior to renewing your Rhode Island Funeral Director/Embalmer license in December 2018.

Every RIFDA meeting provides one (1) continuing education credit, and many of you have participated in meetings this year and have already accumulated credits toward the total of five (5) for each year. The cost for RIFDA members is $25.00 per person, and we also invite non members to earn their required CEU's at a nominal charge of $75.00 per person for the OSHA training seminar/dinner.

In keeping with national professional standards for continuing education, our Association will continue to provide educational meetings and seminars as a benefit to members. We encourage members to take advantage of this benefit.

To all licensees who are not yet members, we invite you to attend this seminar at the nominal cost of $75.00 per person. The additional required credits may be obtained through NFDA or seminars approved by the Academy of Professional Service Practice (APFSP).

The training includes dinner, with the following choices:
Grilled Bistro Filet (Strip Steak)
Baked Scrod
Cranberry Grilled Chicken


Please RSVP by September 24, 2018


RIFDA Members: $25.00

Non-members: $75.00

To register online, click here

You can also register by calling Laurie Robinson at (401) 523-5107

To register by mail, download this form and mail to:

Laurie Robinson,
PO Box 1223
East Greenwich, RI 02818

You may also fax the form to (401) 885-7090