Rachel Glisper, human resources director in Needham, gathers feedback from her fellow self-identified “discussion style” group members during a session on conflict resolution and how culture shapes what kind of style people adopt.

Thursday - December 6, 2018
9:30 am – 1:00 pm

The Massachusetts Municipal Personnel Association will host a panel presentation on federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations and best practices for compliance at its meeting on Dec. 6 in Wrentham.

A state law taking effect on Feb. 1, 2019, will apply standards set in the Occupational Safety and Health Act to all state and local government workers. The Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards will enforce the law.

At the conclusion of lunch, there will be an optional holiday swap for MMPA members and meeting attendees. The swap gift limit is $15.

The meeting will be held at Lake Pearl, 299 Creek St. in Wrentham. The cost is $40 for members and $55 for nonmembers.


9:30 a.m.
Registration & Networking Breakfast

10:15 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks
Vanessa Hale, Asst. Town Administrator, Southborough, & MMPA Vice Chair

10:30 a.m.
Legislative Update
Lisa Adams, MMA Senior Legislative Analyst

10:55 a.m.

11 a.m.
Panel Presentation: Preparing for OSHA
Michael Flanagan, Manager, Department of Labor Standards
Judi Perkins, Human Resources Director, Town of Reading
Erik J. Mysliwy, Water Quality and Safety Administrator, Town of Reading
Jayne Wellman Miller, Business Administrator, Town of Reading
Moderator: Nick Anastasopoulos, Partner, Mirick O’Connell

1 p.m.
Lunch and Holiday Swap

2 p.m.

Lake Pearl, 299 Creek St., Wrentham

MMA Member Services Coordinator Devon Williams