Category: Safety

Ergonomic Tips for Working Remotely

With so many of us working remotely it’s important to consider the ergonomic design of our workspaces. MCAA’s long-time partner CNA is sharing with us Ergonomic Tips for Working Remotely. The CNA risk control bulletin makes recommendations on chair set-up and adjustments, monitor placement, laptop, keyboard and mouse use, and more.

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Update Your Service Techs’ Arc Flash Safety Training with this Webinar

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 April 16, 2020. 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 $125/person
51-100 $ 100/person
101+ Email for Pricing

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If you can’t make it in April, the webinar will be taught again twice on May 14, 2020.

Questions? Contact Pete Chaney.

Verify Now That Your Company is in Compliance with OSHA’s Silica Standard

Federal OSHA recently informed its regional and area offices that the agency is implementing a National Emphasis Program (NEP) to identify and reduce or eliminate worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica. The NEP targets specific trades in the construction industry. North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code# 238220 (Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors) is being targeted. This means that OSHA’s compliance officers nationwide will be emphasizing inspections/enforcement where respirable crystalline silica could be generated in our trade.  MCAA recommends that you verify that your company is in compliance with the OSHA standard… Respirable Crystalline Silica.

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MCAA has several safety resources to help you protect your workers from overexposure to respirable crystalline silica and comply with OSHA’s silica standard, including:

  • Safety Bulletin on OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard
  • Mechanical Industry Guide to Silica Safety
  • Model Program on Silica Exposure Control Plans
  • Worker Silica Safety Training Video with Accompanying Training Materials

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Genie Lifts Safety Notice (Immediate Action Required)

Genie has been notified of three instances where the bottom turntable rotation bearing bolts in specified machines have come loose causing the separation of the turntable from the chassis. Separation of the turntable from the chassis can result in a machine tip-over or other structural failure.  Use of all affected machines must be stopped immediately until appropriate corrective action is completed. Affected models and serial ranges are:

Machines with a year of manufacture 2019 up to the release date of this notice:

Model                                     Serial Range
S-65                                          S60H-39903 to 40455

S-60XC & S-65XC                 S60XCH-45009 to 46426

S-60XC & S-65XC                 S65XCH-45007 to 46425

S-60X                                       S60XH-39397 to 40454

Machines with a year of manufacture between 2015 and 2018:

Model                                    Serial Range 
S-65                                           S6015H-35001 to 35031

S-65                                           S6016H-35032 to 36172

S-65                                           S60H-36400 to 40438

S-60 TRAX & S-65 TRAX     S60TX16H-35555 to 36014

S-60 TRAX & S-65 TRAX     S60TXH-36581 to 40150

S-60 TRAX & S-65 TRAX     S60TX16H-35463 to 36161

S-60 TRAX & S-65 TRAX     S60TXH-36437 to 40198

S-60 TRAX & S-65 TRAX     S65TXH-40225 to 40225

S-60X                                        S60X16H-35034 to 36171

S-60X                                        S60XH-36401 to 40456

S-60XC & S-65XC                  S60XC16H-35119 to 36114

S-60XC & S-65XC                  S60XCH-36472 to 45011

S-60XC & S-65XC                  S65XCH-45001 to 45010

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Safety Directors’ Conference Provides World-Class Education

Mechanical industry safety professionals and UA safety instructors came together for world-class education on the most current, mechanical industry-specific safety and health topics and issues during MCAA’s Annual Safety Directors’ Conference. MCAA thanks CNA and MILWAUKEE TOOL for sponsoring the event.

Don’t Miss Out on the Incredibly Prestigious MCAA/CNA Safety Excellence Awards. Application Deadline is January 24

MCAA and long-time partner in safety CNA bring you the prestigious MCAA/CNA Safety Excellence Awards Program. 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 will receive a plaque at MCAA’s Annual Convention.

To be eligible to receive one of these awards you’ll need to complete an application online and submit it to MCAA by January 24, 2020. 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 18, 2020 at MCAA2020 in Maui, Hawaii. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Pete Chaney at pchaney@mcaa.org, or 301-990-2214.

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Don’t Miss Out on the Incredibly Prestigious MCAA/CNA Safety Excellence Awards. Application Deadline is January 24

MCAA and long-time partner in safety CNA bring you the prestigious MCAA/CNA Safety Excellence Awards Program. 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 will receive a plaque at MCAA’s Annual Convention.

To be eligible to receive one of these awards you’ll need to complete an application online and submit it to MCAA by January 24, 2020. 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 18, 2020 at MCAA2020 in Maui, Hawaii. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Pete Chaney at pchaney@mcaa.org, or 301-990-2214.

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Guardian Fall Protection SRL-STOP USE NOTICE

A small number of Guardian Fall Protection leading edge compatible self-retracting lifelines (SRL-LE) have been identified as non-compliance with the American National Standard Institute’s (ANSI) standard Z359.14-14 Safety Requirements For Self-Retracting Devices For Personal Fall Arrest And Rescue Systems. The affected SRLs, which must be removed from service immediately, include the following.

Halo (formerly Edge) SRLs:

  • #10908 (20’ Web)
  • #10931 (20’ Stainless Steel)
  • #10933 (25’ Stainless Steel)
  • #10936 (30’ Stainless Steel) Diablo (formerly Daytona) SRLs
  • #10979 (50’ Stainless Steel)
  • #10980 (65’ Stainless Steel)

All custom or private-labeled SRLs related to these parts are also affected.

Read the Stop Use Notice

Safety Professional of the Year Award Application Deadline is Friday the 20th

The deadline to nominate someone for the 2019 Milwaukee Tool/MCAA Safety Professional of the Year award is Friday, December 20, 2019. The award is presented annually to a mechanical industry safety and health professional who has led his or her company to achieving an exceptionally high degree of safety excellence.  The award winner will be announced at MCAA’s 2020 Safety Directors’ Conference on January 23rd in San Antonio, and presented at MCAA’s 2020 Convention on March 18 in Maui.

To nominate someone from your company, or from another company to become the 2019 MILWAUKEE TOOL/MCAA Safety Professional of the Year,  complete the Nomination Form and e-mail it to Pete Chaney by COB December 20, 2019.

Guardian Fall Protection and Web Devices 3-Way Rescue and Retrieval SRL Product Recall

All Guardian Fall Protection and Web Devices 3-Way Rescue and Retrieval self-retracting lifelines (SRL) manufactured before March of 2019 are being recalled. Under certain conditions, braking forces may cause gear misalignment, potentially resulting in diminished rescue/retrieval. If your company uses any of these SRLs manufactured before March 2019, or uses the equipment, but is uncertain of the date of manufacture, the SRLs should be removed from service immediately. All affected product should be returned to Pure Safety Group for repair. Do not attempt to repair the units.

Recall Notice

Crosby Shackles Safety Alert

Crosby Group has determined that certain sizes and types of Crosby shackles may have a condition that can reduce the ultimate load capacity from the published catalog values. The shackle bow may have a previously undetected defect; and continued use may result in loss of load, property damage, severe injury, or death”. If your company uses Crosby shackles G-2130, S-2130, G-213, S-213, G-209, S-209, G-2130OC  in size and capacity range 7/8” Size, 6.50t,  with capacity and product identification code (PIC) 5VJ, immediate action is required. Crosby Group requests that you immediately review your rigging stores and equipment, remove all affected shackles from service immediately, and obtain free replacements from Crosby.

Safety Alert

Hurry Up and Register for the Safety Directors’ Conference!

Don’t miss out on our industry’s best opportunity for world class education on the safety and health topics and issues that are currently affecting mechanical construction and service businesses. Registrations for MCAA’s 17th annual Safety Directors’ Conference are on pace to result in a 17th consecutive year of record attendance. There are already more than 170 attendees registered for the conference. The conference will be presented January 21-23, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. Pre and post conference courses will also be presented.

Our room block at the Westin on the River Walk in San Antonio expires on January 3rd, so please be sure to register before then to guarantee the best possible overnight room rate. If you have any questions about registration, please contact Sobeida Orantes at saorantes@mcaa.org or 301-990-2207. For all other questions, please contact Pete Chaney at pchaney@mcaa.org, or 301-990-2214. We are very much looking forward to seeing you there.

Safety Professional of the Year Award Application Deadline Extended

In response to numerous requests, MCAA is extending the application deadline for the MILWAUKEE TOOL/MCAA Safety Professional of the Year award to December 20, 2019. The award is presented annually to a mechanical industry safety and health professional who has led his or her company to achieving an exceptionally high degree of safety excellence. The award winner will be announced at MCAA’s 2020 Safety Directors’ Conference on January 23rd in San Antonio, and presented at MCAA’s 2020 Convention on March 18 in Maui.

To nominate someone from your company, or from another company to become the 2019 MILWAUKEE TOOL/MCAA Safety Professional of the Year,  complete the Nomination Form and e-mail it to Pete Chaney by COB December 20, 2019.

Apply Now for the Prestigious MCAA/CNA Safety Excellence Award!

MCAA and long-time partner in safety CNA bring you the prestigious MCAA/CNA Safety Excellence Awards Program. 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 receives a plaque at MCAA’s annual Convention.

To be eligible to receive one of these awards you’ll need to complete an application online and submit it to MCAA by January 11, 2020. 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 18, 2020 at MCAA20 in Maui, Hawaii. If you have any questions about the program, please e-mail or call Pete Chaney at pchaney@mcaa.org, or 301-990-2214.

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MCAA Anticipates Record Attendance at its 17th Annual Safety Directors’ Conference

Explore our industry’s most important safety issues while you connect with fellow MCAA members and our UA partners at MCAA’s 17th annual Safety Directors’ Conference. The program features a wide variety of safety education, plus social events and an exhibit. MCAA thanks CNA and Milwaukee Tool for sponsoring the conference. Find all the details and register on our event website.

Get the Safe Work Practices You Need to Protect Yourself from RF Radiation

Safe work practices can be the difference between completing mechanical service work near cellular and telecommunications antennas without incident, and being overexposed to Radio Frequency (RF) Radiation. The MCAA/MSCA Guide to Radio Frequency (RF) Radiation Safety for Mechanical Service will help you avoid the latter.

Inside, you’ll find information about:

  • The hazards associated with RF radiation exposure
  • The health effects posed by these hazards
  • How to avoid overexposure

The guide also includes a checklist for assessing work areas to determine whether RF radiation exposure is a concern, and a handy visual guide to help identify RF emitting antennas and related items.

By using these tools and educating your service technicians, you can ensure that they have what they need to remain safe when RF radiation is present.

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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.

Update Your Service Techs’ Arc Flash Safety Training with this Webinar

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 19, 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

# of trainees from

your company

$/person
1-5 $200/person
6-10 $175/person
11-25 $150/person
26-50 $125/person
51-100 $ 100/person
101+ Email for Pricing

BROCHURE

REGISTER

If you can’t make it in December, the webinar will be taught again twice on January 23, 2020.

Questions? Contact Pete Chaney.

MCAA Anticipates Record Attendance at its 17th Annual Safety Directors’ Conference

Explore our industry’s most important safety issues while you connect with fellow MCAA members and our UA partners at MCAA’s 17th annual Safety Directors’ Conference. The program features a wide variety of safety education, plus social events and an exhibit. MCAA thanks CNA and Milwaukee Tool for sponsoring the conference. Find all the details and register on our event website.