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May 10, 2022
OSHA Training Session Via Zoom at 2 PM

June 1, 2022
Update for Funeral Directors on the changes to the Victims' Compensation Program - 1 CEU
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Archive September 2021

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News You Can Use: September 24, 2021

This week we let you know that the Embalmers Seminar received great feedback and include pictures from the event. Other stories include: A funeral truck "advertisement" that went viral; Geography affects life expectancy rates in Massachusetts; A license renewal reminder; Dates for upcoming OSHA sessions needed for license renewal prior to Oct. 31; and What's happening at the former New England Casket Co. site.

News You Can Use: September 17, 2021

This week we answer questions about mandatory reporting requirements and provide the relevant statute and regulation. We also: answer questions about free or low-cost legal advice for senior citizens;  take a look at what the vaccine mandate means for your business; and share the announcement of Worcester's indoor mask mandate.

News You Can Use: September 10, 2021

This week we answer questions about returning Pre-Need Surplus Funds. There is also information about; Registration for upcoming professional development events; Contact tracing mandate in Worcester; Members in the news; Convincing the unvaccinated to get the shot.

News You Can Use: September 03, 2021

This week we highlight the upcoming Embalmers Seminar on Sept. 16 and the OSHA Online training session dates available to fulfill the state requirement prior to the Oct. 31 license renewal deadline. We also:  Answer questions about what steps you need to take with the State Board when you hire new staff or a funeral director leaves your employment; Let you know the Division of Professional Licensure has changed its name and is now the Division of Occupational Licensure; Models are predicting the COVID surge lasting through fall; Preview what to expect when the Legislative session resumes after Labor Day; Include the obituary deadlines for Gannett daily newspapers.

News You Can Use: August 27, 2021

This week we recap the recent cremation data webinar led by CANA's Barbara Kemmis. We also include:  A reminder about mask mandates in local cities and towns; Information about recommendations for booster shots;  A story about the effectiveness of plastic space dividers;  No Labor Day publication of the Worcester Telegram;  Registration information for Appreciation Night and the Embalming Seminar.