Looking for Just the Right Safety Incentive Program? This New Guide Will Get You There!

OSHA’s recent changes to its recordkeeping rule also changed the way that employers must implement their safety incentive programs. MCAA’s new Guide to Safety Incentive Programs walks the user through what’s permissible, and why OSHA is requiring the changes. The guide also provides sample programs for individual workers, groups of workers, such as a crew on a single project, and both categories combined. The appendices include examples of a Safety Observation Card/Checklist, Project Hazard Report Form, and Project Safety Observation Card. For more information about the guide, please contact Pete Chaney via email or call him at 301-990-2214.

 

Safety Excellence Award Application Deadline Extended to January 16, 2019

MCAA and long-time partner in safety CNA bring you the industry’s most prestigious safety awards, the MCAA/CNA Safety Excellence Awards. Top awards are based on your company’s safety program’s success, and innovative safety initiatives. There are first place winners in each of five size categories. Each first place winner is presented with a plaque at MCAA’s Annual Convention.

To be eligible to receive one of these awards, please complete and submit the application to MCAA by close of business on January 16, 2019. If your company wins an award, someone from the company must be available to receive it at the annual Awards of Excellence Breakfast on March 6, 2019 at MCAA19 in Phoenix, AZ.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Pete Chaney via email or call him at 301-990-2214.

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Register Now to Attend MCAA’s 16th Annual Safety Directors’ Conference

Register right away to participate in MCAA’s 16th Annual Safety Directors’ Conference and guarantee the special MCAA hotel room rate. This conference is the mechanical industry’s single best safety and health educational and networking opportunity. It will be presented in Lake Buena Vista, FL (Orlando) January 22-24, 2019.

Attendees of this conference are predominantly occupational safety and health professionals from member firms and local affiliates, safety instructors from United Association locals, MCA local executives, and employees of member firms and local affiliates whose responsibilities include occupational safety and health.

The conference has grown in popularity and attendance each year since it’s inception. MCAA anticipates record attendance for the 16th consecutive year.

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Need to Create a Lockout/Tagout Safety Program? This Model Program Makes it Easy!

Many construction owners, general contractors, and construction managers require affected companies to establish written lockout/tagout safety programs that minimize risk to their employees and ensure compliance with OSHA regulations. MCAA’s Model Lockout/Tagout Program can be quickly and easily tailored to create your program. It makes development and implementation of such a program as easy and cost-effective as possible.

In addition to this model program, MCAA offers lockout/tagout training materials to simplify worker training.

If you have any questions about this or any other safety resources, or about other occupational safety and health issues, please contact Pete Chaney.

The Next Qualified Level Arc Flash Safety Training Webinars are January 24, 2019

Make sure your service techs have the up-to-date safety training they need to protect themselves from arc flash and electrical shock hazards while working on equipment pushing 480 volts or less. The session covers all applicable OSHA requirements, NFPA 70E provisions, best practices, and real-world accident information.

Take advantage of the MCAA/MSCA member discounted webinar prices. The next two webinars are being presented on January 24, 2019. The first is from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time, and the second is from 10:00 a.m. to Noon Eastern Time.

Pricing

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1-5 $200/person
6-10 $175/person
11-25 $150/person
26-50 $125/person
51-100 $ 100/person
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If you can’t make it in January the webinar will be taught again twice on February 21, 2019.

Questions? Contact Pete Chaney.

CNA’s 10 Tips for Preventing Overexposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica

MCAA partner in safety CNA recently published 10 tips to help prevent overexposure to respirable crystalline silica. The company’s one page Risk Control Bulletin … Cut Down Your Silica Exposure describes ten ways to reduce silica exposure while working in construction. In the mechanical construction industry, exposure to respirable crystalline silica is most likely to occur when drilling, cutting or boring into concrete, or working around other trades that are performing similar tasks. MCAA thanks CNA for its partnership.

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Need Bloodborne Pathogens Training for Your Team? Check Out this Video!

MCAA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Safety Training Video illustrates how observing basic precautions prevents the transmission of bloodborne pathogens and related diseases, such as Hepatitis B and HIV.

Your workers will learn to:

  • Identify potential high-exposure work tasks
  • Protect themselves before starting work or responding to an injury
  • Select and use appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Use appropriate procedures for clean-up
  • Properly handle contaminated equipment
  • Use proper personal hygiene practices to help prevent exposure

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Download or play the video in Spanish

There’s More…

Accompanying materials are also available to assist you in highlighting key training points, documenting worker training and confirming that workers understand the training concepts:

Highlight key training points

Download the Pocket Guide

Document worker training

Download the Documentation Sheet

Confirm that workers understand the training concepts

Download the Test

Download the Test Answer Key

Check Out this Related Resource

Download the Model Program

Want More Safety Resources?

MCAA has you covered, with a full range of resources to help you protect your workers from injury and comply with applicable safety regulations. Here’s where to find them:

On our Direct Links to MCAA & MSCA Safety Resources page, where they’re listed by category with links.

Go there now

In the Resource Center, where you can use the blue Refine Your Search bar to pinpoint exactly what you’re looking for.

Visit the Resource Center

Have questions or need personal assistance?

Contact MCAA’s Pete Chaney.

MCAA Earns Prestigious Telly Award for Workplace Violence Prevention & Protection Video

MCAA recently learned that it earned a coveted 2018 Telly Award for its Workplace Violence Prevention and Protection safety training video. The video was developed and produced by MCAA to prepare pipefitters, plumbers, service technicians, fabrication shop workers, and office employees for the possibility of workplace violence.

The Telly Awards annually showcase the best work created within television and across video, for all screens. More than 12,000 entries were submitted from all 50 states and 5 continents. Telly Award winners represent work from some of the most respected advertising agencies, television stations, production companies and publishers from around the world. Past Telly Award winners include, Disney, ESPN, The History Channel, Microsoft, Fox, and HBO.

If you have not seen MCAA’s Workplace Violence Prevention and Protection video, MCAA urges you to watch it, and ensure that all your employees do too. To access the video, which is free to members as a benefit of membership, please visit the link below.

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Need Help Planning for Safe Rigging Operations? Get this Guide!

MCAA’s Rigging Safety Guide helps you deliver basic information about key safe rigging practices to keep your workers safe during rigging operations.

Your workers will learn how to:

  • Prevent rigging/lifting related injuries
  • Prevent damage to equipment, materials, and property
  • Perform their rigging responsibilities more efficiently

The guide walks through 10 rules for mechanical industry rigging safety, using illustrations to explain each rule. It also includes safety tips for common industry rigging applications, pre-lift reminders for riggers, and hand signals for crane operations.

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There’s More…

MCAA offers a safety training video on the topic of rigging safety and accompanying materials to assist you in highlighting key training points, documenting worker training and confirming that workers understand the training concepts. An Evaluator’s Guide to Qualified Riggers is also available.

Learn More

Want More Safety Resources?

MCAA has you covered, with a full range of resources to help you protect your workers from injury and comply with applicable safety regulations. Here’s where to find them:

On our Direct Links to MCAA & MSCA Safety Resources page, where they’re listed by category with links.

Go there now

In the Resource Center, where you can use the blue Refine Your Search bar to pinpoint exactly what you’re looking for.

Visit the Resource Center

Have questions or need personal assistance?

Contact MCAA’s Pete Chaney.

Register Now to Attend MCAA’s 16th Annual Safety Directors’ Conference

Register right away to participate in MCAA’s 16th Annual Safety Directors’ Conference and guarantee the special MCAA hotel room rate. This conference is the mechanical industry’s single best safety and health educational and networking opportunity. It will be presented in Lake Buena Vista, FL (Orlando) January 22-24, 2019.

Attendees of this conference are predominantly occupational safety and health professionals from member firms and local affiliates, safety instructors from United Association locals, MCA local executives, and employees of member firms and local affiliates whose responsibilities include occupational safety and health.

The conference has grown in popularity and attendance each year since it’s inception. MCAA anticipates record attendance for the 16th consecutive year.

REGISTER

Deadline for Milwaukee Tool Mechanical Industry Safety Professional of the Year Award Nominations is December 10

The Milwaukee Tool Mechanical Industry Safety Professional of the Year Award will be presented for the first time at MCAA19 in Phoenix, AZ. The annual award will be presented to a mechanical industry safety and health professional who has led his or her company to an exceptionally high degree of safety excellence.

To nominate someone from your company, or from another MCAA/MSCA member company, for this extremely prestigious award, complete the Nomination Form and e-mail it to Pete Chaney by the close of business on December 10, 2018.

Looking to Make Safety Training More Engaging? … MCAA Guide to In-Person Safety Training

MCAA recently released the MCAA Guide to In-Person Safety Training. The guide replaces the outdated MCAA Safety Training Guide. The new guide provides tips for making safety training sessions more engaging, walks the user through initial and on site safety training preparations, presents the most effective safety training methods, and describes the most critical safety training topics for the mechanical construction, service, and fabrication shop industry. The publication also guides the user through OSHA’s safety training requirements, and MCAA’s safety training resources, which are free to members as a benefit of membership.

The Next Qualified Level Arc Flash Safety Training Webinars are December 13, 2018

Make sure your service techs have the up-to-date safety training they need to protect themselves from arc flash and electrical shock hazards while working on equipment pushing 480 volts or less. The session covers all applicable OSHA requirements, NFPA 70E provisions, best practices, and real-world accident information.

Take advantage of the MCAA/MSCA member discounted webinar prices. The next two webinars are being presented on December 13, 2018. The first is from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time, and the second is from 10:00 a.m. to Noon Eastern Time.

Pricing

# of trainees from

your company

$/person
1-5 $200/person
6-10 $175/person
11-25 $150/person
26-50 $100/person
51-100 $ 75/person
101+ Email for Pricing

Brochure

Register for this date

If you can’t make it in December, the webinar will be taught again twice in January. Watch for the posting of those dates.

Questions? Contact Pete Chaney.

Quality Alert for 3M Fall Protection DBA-SALA ExoFit Harness Seat Sling

3M Fall Protection has received reports that the aluminum reinforcement plate used in the seat sling on certain DBI-SALA ExoFit harnesses can become dislodged from the webbing. The aluminum plate can separate from the harness and fall, creating a potential struck by hazard. If your company is using the ExoFit harnesses, please read the Quality Alert for more detailed information.

OSHA Clarifies Crane Operator Qualification Requirements

OSHA recently released a final rule clarifying the agency’s crane operator qualification requirements. Affected employers are required to:

  • Train operators as needed to perform assigned crane operation activities;
  • Evaluate the operators’ performance; and
  • Document successful completion of the evaluations.

The rule requires crane operators to be certified or licensed and receive ongoing training as necessary. Operators can be certified based on the crane’s type and capacity, or type only.

The rule becomes effective on February 7, 2019.

Final Rule

MCAA’s Revised Injury/Illness Recordkeeping Guide is Now Available to Members

MCAA’s recently revised injury and illness recordkeeping guide is now available to MCAA and MSCA members for free as a benefit of membership. Several recent changes to OSHA’s recordkeeping regulation prompted the revisions, which include new work-related injury illness reporting requirements, electronic submission of injury and illness records, deadlines for reporting, etc. If you have any questions about this publication or any of OSHA’s recordkeeping requirements, please contact Pete Chaney at pchaney@mcaa.org or 301-990-2214.

Become a Certified CPR/AED Instructor at MCAA’s 16th Annual Safety Directors’ Conference

If your company could benefit from having a certified CPR/AED instructor on  staff, MCAA’s 2019 Safety Directors’ Conference is the place to earn the certification. The pre-conference offering is free to members who are registered for the conference. The certification course will be presented by long-time MCAA partner Rescue One on Monday, January 21 from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.,  and Tuesday, January 22 from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

Register for the certification course when you register to attend MCAA’s 16th Annual Safety Directors’ Conference. The conference is the mechanical industry’s single best safety and health educational and networking opportunity. It will be presented in Lake Buena Vista, FL (Orlando) January 22-24, 2019.

Attendees of the conference are predominantly occupational safety and health professionals from member firms and local affiliates, safety instructors from United Association locals, MCA local executives, and employees of member firms and local affiliates whose responsibilities include occupational safety and health.

The conference has grown in popularity and attendance each year since it’s inception in 2004. MCAA anticipates record attendance for the 16th consecutive year.

REGISTER

The Next Qualified Level Arc Flash Safety Training Webinars are November 15, 2018

Make sure your service techs have the up-to-date safety training they need to protect themselves from arc flash and electrical shock hazards while working on equipment pushing 480 volts or less. The session covers all applicable OSHA requirements, NFPA 70E provisions, best practices, and real-world accident information.

Take advantage of the MCAA/MSCA member discounted webinar prices. The next two webinars are being presented on November 15, 2018. The first is from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time, and the second is from 10:00 a.m. to Noon Eastern Time.

Pricing

# of trainees from

your company

$/person
1-5 $200/person
6-10 $175/person
11-25 $150/person
26-50 $100/person
51-100 $ 75/person
101+ Email for Pricing

Brochure

Register for this date

If you can’t make it in November, the webinar will be taught again twice on December 13, 2018. Watch for the posting of those dates.

Questions? Contact Pete Chaney.

OSHA Clarifies Position on Employer Safety Incentive Programs & Post-Incident Drug Testing

OSHA recently released a memorandum to its regional administrators to clear up confusion about its 2016 recordkeeping rule changes concerning employer safety incentive programs and post-incident drug testing. The bottom line is that employers are still permitted to implement safety incentive programs and require post-incident drug testing, provided that the actions are taken to promote workplace safety and health and not to penalize employees for reporting work-related injuries or illnesses. The memorandum suggests that consistently enforcing legitimate work rules, whether or not an injury or illness is reported, would be one way for employers to show that their companies are promoting workplace safety and health. The memorandum also states that drug testing to evaluate the root causes of workplace incidents is permissible, but affected employers should drug test every employee whose conduct could have contributed to the incident.

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