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In the 22nd episode of MCAA’s Sponsor Spotlight series, Bob Bolton, MCAA’s President-Elect is joined by Wayne Garrett, Managing Director, NA Applied Equipment for Carrier Corporation. Join us on June 18, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. ET.

Each week, MCAA will highlight one or more of the educational resources that are free to MCAA members as a benefit of membership. This week, we focus on MCAA’s newly revised Safety Manual for Mechanical Service Technicians. This quick reference tool provides critical information on 84 safety and health topics that are specific to work performed by mechanical service technicians, including information on the newest and most frequently used refrigerants, substantive changes to NFPA 70E, and new information on how to properly administer CPR.

OSHA recently released an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on COVID-19 covering settings where employees provide healthcare services or healthcare support services. Contractors providing healthcare support services, such as equipment and facility maintenance, may have to comply with several provisions in the ETS. However, the standard does not apply to “well-defined hospital ambulatory care settings” where all employees are fully vaccinated, all non-employees are screened prior to entry, and people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 are not permitted to enter those settings. Contractors whose employees are not providing healthcare support services are exempt from the ETS. However, OSHA has updated its guidelines for employers based on the most current guidance from the CDC. Employers are urged to comply with the updated guidelines.

MCAA’s Government Affairs Committee offers an update on the latest happenings on Capitol Hill, including a big victory for prevailing wage policy, possible upcoming positive administrative reforms in the federal prevailing wage program, a shift in construction workforce policy in MCAA members’ favor, an update on PBGC grants for critical and declining multiemployer pension plans, and MCAA advocacy for COVID-19 pandemic cost escalation adjustment clauses in federal contracts. The committee remains busy protecting our MCAA members’ interests on Capitol Hill and providing members with the latest information through programming like the virtual MCAA/CEA National Issues Conference slated for July 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT.

Webinar Featuring Joe Montana: Mindset and the Power of a Winning Spirit (in Business and in Life)

Join football legend turned entrepreneur, Joe Montana, as he hosts a very special FREE webinar just for MCAA members. Co-hosted by BuildOps CEO and Co-founder, Alok Chanani, you’ll hear Joe’s take on leadership, teamwork, and how to be your best in every situation with real life examples on and off the field. Don’t miss out on this exclusive MCAA web event.

OSHA Releases ETS on COVID-19 and Healthcare Facility Ventilation Requirements

OSHA’s recently presented Emergency Temporary Standard on COVID-19 (ETS) describes specific requirements for healthcare facility ventilation systems. The requirements apply to employers who own or control buildings or structures with an existing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system(s) where employees provide healthcare services or healthcare support services. If your company provides HVAC services for an affected employer, the contents of the ETS ventilation provision may be helpful to you.

The Manufacturer/Supplier Training area of MCAA’s website connects our contractor members with training opportunities available from the members of MCAA’s Manufacturer/Supplier Council.

As time together at the MSCA Conference winds to a close, Shola Richards will take you on an insightful journey as he shares a refreshingly practical playbook to build and sustain a joyful workplace culture. You will learn actionable strategies to transform your work culture, amplify team civility, and inspire yourselves and others to consistently bring their best to their work. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s conference, October 14 – 17.

Every day, the construction attorneys at Cohen Seglias are approached by clients as to how to address the current crisis due to the significant fluctuation in pricing in construction materials, equipment, and energy. The Construction Contracts & Risk Management Group at Cohen Seglias has prepared a material price escalation package to help contractors weather the storm.

MCAA’s Virtual Trade Show connects our contractor members with the members of MCAA’s Manufacturer/Supplier Council.

With technology changing at a rapid pace, adding new tools to your truck can provide a quick productivity boost. Keep in mind that a tool’s weight, size, overall portability, and versatility are critical when making purchases.

In keeping with its commitment to funding the mechanical contracting industry’s most critical human resource needs, the John R. Gentille Foundation (JRGF) underwrites many of the activities of the MCAA Career Development Initiative. Chief among these is an internship program that allows MCAA members to identify and evaluate potential full-time hires for their companies. 

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July 21, 2021
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Oak Brook, IL
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October 6 - 8, 2021
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October 11 - 12, 2021
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October 14 - 17, 2021
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October 17 - 19, 2021
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Scottsdale, AZ
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October 17 - 21, 2021
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January 16 - 20, 2022
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January 17 - 21, 2022
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January 18 - 20, 2022
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Lake Buena Vista, FL
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October 12 - 14, 2022
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Indianapolis, IN
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November 30 - December 2, 2022
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March 26 - 30, 2023
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April 23 - 25, 2023
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March 17 - 21, 2024
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March 2 - 6, 2025
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March 22 - 26, 2026
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July 21, 2021

Join us virtually for this 4 hour session, moderated by Earl Polmeroy working with a line up of educated panelists.

October 6-8, 2021

Foremen and other supervisory-level field personnel have an opportunity to understand what their employers expect and what they should be doing as leaders.