Free Health & Safety OSHA Consultations for Museum, Conservation, and Cultural Heritage Workers

The Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards (DLS), through its OSHA Consultation Program, offers free and confidential occupational safety and health consultation services to small and medium sized businesses--including Museums, Conservation Labs, Binderies, Cultural Heritage Facilities, and even Fabrication / Artist Studios. The OSHA Consultation Program can provide assistance with the identification and control of the … Continue reading Free Health & Safety OSHA Consultations for Museum, Conservation, and Cultural Heritage Workers

Apr 27 Webinar: Practical Disaster Resources for New England Libraries

Free, registration required. Wednesday, April 27, 11am. Recording will be available to registrants after the event. Learn more and REGISTER HERE: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fD0dzDbXRKm68HrTbMtHig. Presented by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners in collaboration with the Massachusetts Library System. Coinciding with Preservation Week from the American Library Association (April 24-30, https://preservationweek.org/) and MayDay from the Society of … Continue reading Apr 27 Webinar: Practical Disaster Resources for New England Libraries

NEW PROJECT – Connect with MEMA through “Participatory Mapping”

COSTEP MA (Coordinated Statewide Emergency Preparedness), in coordination with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the Boston Office of Emergency Management (Boston OEM), is pleased to announce a new long-term “Participatory Mapping” project that will help improve response and recovery efforts for institutions with cultural resources in the event of serious or large-scale disasters. … Continue reading NEW PROJECT – Connect with MEMA through “Participatory Mapping”

MEMA Mapping Project – Draft open for Comments

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) relies on good information to adequately respond to local disasters. For larger disasters, that data is also key to determining Federal responses. COSTEP MA is extremely fortunate to have emergency management professionals from MEMA and the Boston Office of Emergency Management (Boston OEM) on our Executive Board. From their … Continue reading MEMA Mapping Project – Draft open for Comments

Feb 2: “Insurance Considerations for Cultural Institutions After Disasters” Webinar

Are you interested in learning about how to utilize your institution's insurance provider post-disaster?FAIC (Foundation for Advancement in Conservation) is pleased to host a free webinar titled "Insurance Considerations for Cultural Institutions After Disasters," on February 2, 2022 at 2 pm ET. Our speaker, Nicole Sheley, is the Director and Founder of NS International, an … Continue reading Feb 2: “Insurance Considerations for Cultural Institutions After Disasters” Webinar

COSTEP MA supporting Emergency Preparedness Month

In support of Massachusetts' Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and Gov Baker's proclamation of September as Emergency Preparedness Month, COSTEP MA is participating in “30 Days 30 Ways: 30 Days of Preparedness”. This initiative breaks down emergency preparedness into simple steps residents can take in 30 days to be more prepared by the end of the … Continue reading COSTEP MA supporting Emergency Preparedness Month

Nantucket Preservation Symposium (virtual) – Sep 9 & 10

Rescuing History: Nantucket in Response to Rising Seas Click here for more information, click here to REGISTER. Nantucket, Tuckernuck, and Muskeget comprise one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States. Our unique built and natural environment has long been recognized for its scenic beauty and historic and cultural importance. Yet, like … Continue reading Nantucket Preservation Symposium (virtual) – Sep 9 & 10

Establishing and Maintaining Emergency Supply Caches, webinar Sept 15

Wednesday, September 15th, 2-3 p.m. EDT  Register to attend for free at: https://learning.culturalheritage.org/products/establishing-and-maintaining-emergency-supply-caches The Foundation for the Advancement in Conservation is pleased to host representatives of two Alliance for Response Member Networks, for “Establishing and Maintaining Emergency Supply Caches.” Rachel Onuf, from the Vermont Arts & Culture Disaster and Resilience Network (VACDaRN), and Adrienne Berney, … Continue reading Establishing and Maintaining Emergency Supply Caches, webinar Sept 15

GRCx event Sept 14

The Boston Green Ribbon Commission Climate Action Exchange ("GRCx") is an interactive virtual program series designed to accelerate the implementation of the City of Boston's Climate Action Plan by providing high-quality, useful content on climate resilience and carbon mitigation to the Boston community. Links to recordings of past events are available. On September 14, 8:30a … Continue reading GRCx event Sept 14