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We are offering our annual OSHA training sessions via webinar on the Zoom platform. The one-ho...
Dominick J. Astorino is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Michigan and Illinois. He...
News You Can Use: July 23, 2021
This week we announce the upcoming, in-person Building a Better Business event: Embalming Seminar with Dominick Astorino, slated for Sept. 16 at the Mass. Medical Society. We also provide: Information for funeral home owners about sharing employee vaccination status; A report on a big life expectancy rate drop in 2020; Updates from the Massachusetts National Cemetery at Bourne; and the application for milestone awards.
News You Can Use: July 16, 2021
This week we report on the testimony of our members on House Bill 2394 seeking vaccine equity in a public health emergency and the response of the Chairs of the Joint Committee on Public Health, which held the public hearing. We also: Outline next steps, now that the bill had its public hearing; Ask you to take a survey about EDRS; Include information about changing obituary deadlines at many Mass. newspapers; Encourage you to register for the NFSP webinar on cremation data and the next OSHA training; Share a request for research help from a Harvard graduate student.
News You Can Use: July 09, 2021
This week we share a statement MFDA submitted to the Joint Committee on Public Health regarding HB2394. Also shared this week: Updates about upcoming events and training including OSHA On-Call, the Cremation: The Answer Is in the Numbers webinar & Funeral Service Appreciation Night; as well as a link to an essay, "30 Years as a Funeral Director didn't prepare me for COVID-19," by BT Hathaway.