Safety Excellence Initiative
Safety Excellence Initiative
In 1997 MCAA announced its first ever National Safety Excellence Initiative. The purpose was to establish a perpetual initiative that would provide unsurpassed mechanical construction and service industry-specific safety services for MCAA, MSCA, PCA and NCPWB members. Two decades later the initiative continues to grow with considerable momentum. The primary services include:
- Educational Resources
- Annual Safety Directors’ Conference
- Safety and Health Webinars
- Safety Excellence Awards Programs
- Members Only Safety Issues List Serve (Safety-Talk)
- Timely Information on Urgent Topics/Issues
- Telephone Consulting Services
- Legislative and Regulatory Lobbying
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 and NFPA 70E requirements, best practices, and real-world accident information.
Watch the fourth MCAA Tech Update, powered by BuiltWorlds, where we explore trending technology that impacts MCAA members. In this special episode, we focus on safety, where we explore the 2017 Safety Directors Conference, take a look at the new MCAA Technology Research Report on Safety Apps, and explore a growing trend of predictive analytics in safety apps.
MCAA’s 2017 Safety Directors’ Conference provided world class, industry-specific safety and health education and outstanding networking opportunities for 215 participants. Attendees included occupational safety and health professionals from member firms and local affiliates, UA local instructors, MCA local executives, and others. Topic experts from around the country presented fifteen educational sessions throughout the three-day conference.
MCAA’s 2017 Safety Directors’ Conference provided world class, industry-specific safety and health education and outstanding networking opportunities for 215 attendees. 2017 marks the 14th consecutive year that the conference has grown in attendance.
At the 2017 Safety Directors Conference, Sean McGuire, MCAA’s Director of Construction Technology, presented the findings from the latest MCAA Technology Research Series on Safety Applications. The new study, produced independently by JBK Labs, focuses in on apps that can be used by companies to document, report, organize and even predict future incidents.
If you have an iPad or iPhone, it’s easy. Follow these simple steps to customize your MCAA.org experience by making, for example, the Safety Excellence Initiative or MSCA.org an app on your home screen.
MCAA is producing several new safety and health resources for members in 2017, including a variety of training materials and updates to the popular Safety Manual for the Mechanical Construction Trades and the Safety Manual for the Mechanical Service Trades.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently published a new rule on Beryllium. The rule does apply to the construction industry, but it will have little effect on mechanical construction employers.
This guide provides mechanical construction employers with the information needed to objectively select subcontractors that are committed to jobsite safety and health, and assist them through the process of establishing and implementing the programs, policies, procedures, and safe work practices necessary to consistently perform their work safely.
MCAA recently released an excellent safety resource… the MCAA Safety Manual for Mechanical Fabrication Shop Workers. This resource is similar in design to the association’s extremely popular Safety Manual for the Mechanical Construction Trades, and Safety Manual for the Mechanical Service Trades.
The revised rule now allows service technicians to perform their tasks without fall prevention or protection systems, but only under specified conditions.
Pre-Task Safety and Health Planning for Supervisors is one of six mechanical construction supervisor safety training videos that are available to you as a benefit of membership.
OSHA recently released compliance guidelines addressing several provisions in its revised recordkeeping rule.
Compliance is easy and cost effective for members with MCAA’s new Model Silica Exposure Control Plan for Mechanical Construction.
Four new silica safety resources are now available to MCAA members. The resources will help your workers protect themselves from overexposure to silica and help your company comply with OSHA’s new standard… Respirable Crystalline Silica. Affected employers must be in compliance with the standard by June 23, 2017.
Don’t miss out on MCAA’s safety training resources for supervisors such as the video, Making It Work: Safety Conflict Resolution.
MCAA recently teamed up with the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention to help spread the word about the increasing number of suicides in the construction industry.
Learn about Zika virus risk reduction and protective measures that you can pass on to your workers.
MCAA recently negotiated an additional member discount for OSHA 10 and 30 Hour Construction Safety Standards Courses.
The effective/enforcement date for two provisions in OSHA’s recently revised Recordkeeping Rule — Employer requirements for “Employee Involvement” and “Prohibition Against Discrimination” — has been extended from August 10, 2016 to November 1, 2016.
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has raised civil penalties for violations of its rules to take into account inflation since penalties were last set. The new Interim Final Rule, which was published in the Federal Register on July 1, will take effect on August 1, 2016 for violations that occurred after November 2, 2015.
MCAA has just made available its Safety Bulletin with information about the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) revised recordkeeping rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses. The revised rule requires affected employers to electronically submit, annually, specified occupational injury and illness information directly to the agency. The bulletin provides information on key
As anticipated, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule – Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses – is final and was published in the May 12, 2016 issue of the Federal Register.
SilicaOSHA recently published a new rule to protect construction workers from overexposure to crystalline silica, which under the right conditions, can lead to silicosis and other health problems. To help its members protect their workers, MCAA:
- Provided members with an MCAA Safety Bulletin that highlights key provisions, and summarizes the rule;
- Developed the MCAA Guide to Silica Safety;
- Produced a silica safety training video and accompanying pocket guide, documentation sheet, test and test answer key; and
- Developed a model silica exposure control plan.
- Toolbox Safety Talks for Construction Contractors – Volume VI
- Safety Manual for the Mechanical Construction Trades (Revised)
- Safety Manual for the Mechanical Service Trades (Revised)
- Mechanical Industry Ergonomics for Injury Prevention Video and Accompanying Materials
- Provided members with an MCAA Safety Bulletin highlighting key changes to the existing rule, and summarizing the rule changes.
- Is working to identity and provide the best available technology to help members comply with the new requirements as efficiently and cost effectively as possible.
- Addressed the topic in detail at the 2017 Safety Directors’ Conference.