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Model Safety Program for Mechanical Service

It’s critically important for all mechanical service firms to have a current, sound company safety program. The program should describe the safety policies, safety procedures, and safe work practices the company is implementing to help protect its service technicians and other workers from workplace hazards. The model program, which can be easily tailored to meet specific company needs, includes everything from an initial sample safety policy statement to required safe work practices for 33 different mechanical industry-specific safety and health subjects.

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Membership Directory & Buyer’s Guide

This full-featured digital version of our Membership Directory & Buyer’s Guide enhances the look and feel of our printed directory with digital-only benefits.

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The Business Value of BIM for Mechanical and HVAC Construction SmartMarket Report

The use of BIM and related technologies and processes that leverage data from models is delivering meaningful impact to mechanical and HVAC contractors on a wide variety of measures, including cost and schedule improvements, enhanced productivity, better collaboration between stakeholders and better worker safety. This research report quantifies other benefits to users and the challenges related to leveraging BIM to increase industry understanding of which factors will most effectively drive growth and expand future use.

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2019 Construction Technology Report Supplemental Report for MCAA Members
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Prefabrication and Modular Construction 2020 SmartMarket Report

Improved productivity and quality are among the benefits driving interest in, and use of, prefabrication and modular construction today. This research report quantifies other benefits to users and the challenges related to each to increase industry understanding of which factors will most effectively drive growth and expand future use.

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2019 Construction Technology Report
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Motion is Money and Safety Video for Supervisors

Motion is money and safety in the construction business, which relies on employees’ physical movements to accomplish the job at hand. This video will teach your supervisors to recognize opportunities to minimize movement, leading to safer and more profitable jobs.

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Guide to Radio Frequency (RF) Radiation Safety for Mechanical Service

Protect your workers with the safe work practices in this guide. It covers the hazards associated with RF radiation exposure, the health effects posed by these hazards, and how to avoid overexposure. A checklist helps workers assess their work areas for sources of RF radiation. See the related tools for educating your workers.

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National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau Testing Event Policy and Procedure Training Program Technical Resource
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2018 MCAA-Focused Construction Technology Report

This report enables MCAA members to see how their companies’ use of technology compares to other MCAA members as well as the industry at large.

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Business Transition Options for the Mechanical Contractor Podcast

Host Bob Lindbloom and co-host Rob Armistead discuss Exit Strategy Planning with Mario Vicari, business advisor to privately-held companies at Kreisher Miller. This podcast complements the Management Methods Bulletin on the same topic. Play the podcast directly from the WebBook, or listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Google Play.

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Business Transition Options for the Mechanical Contractor

This bulletin reviews the various options for transferring ownership of a company and showcases the advance planning and analysis needed for a successful transfer. Prefer to listen? Check out the podcast!

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Recovery of Material Escalation Costs Arising From Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

This bulletin addresses approaches prime contractors and subcontractors may assert to recover under fixed priced contracts for the price increases resulting from new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.

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Vehicle Preventative Maintenance Program

This bulletin provides guidance to help you set up a PM program for your fleet.

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Retention of Professional Staff

This bulletin outlines specific strategies that contractors can implement to increase their ability to retain employees as well as metrics that can be used to measure the effectiveness of these initiatives.

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Workplace Violence Prevention and Protection Safety Training Video

This video teaches viewers to identify warning signs and take appropriate action to prevent workplace violence. It also shows viewers how to protect themselves and others if they find themselves in an active workplace violence situation.

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Workplace Violence Prevention and Protection Safety Training Pocket Guide

This pocket guide highlights key training points from MCAA’s Workplace Violence Prevention and Protection Safety Training Video.

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Workplace Violence Prevention and Protection Safety Training Documentation Sheet

This documentation sheet can be used to document who has received the training contained in MCAA’s Workplace Violence Prevention and Protection Safety Training Video.

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Workplace Violence Prevention and Protection Safety Training Test

Verify that workers are retaining key training points from MCAA’s Workplace Violence Prevention and Protection Safety Training Video with this test.

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Workplace Violence Prevention and Protection Safety Training Test Answer Key

Check your workers’ responses to the Workplace Violence Prevention and Protection Safety Training Test to ensure they’re retaining key training points.

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Soldering Lead-Free Valves? Beware! Technical Resource
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Unit Pricing

This bulletin provides an overview of the “Unit Price” basis for pricing changes. It also highlights the pitfalls a contractor can expect in the implementation of a unit price change or contract.

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The Internet of Things: Connecting the Job Site Like Never Before

BuiltWorlds, an MCAA Technology partner, has released a new report detailing how internet devices are transforming the jobsite, making the construction process more efficient and connected.

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Business and Politics

This bulletin provides advice, tools and information about the federal legislative process to help you be effective in presenting and discussing industry issues with your House and Senate representatives.

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Public Relations: An Important Marketing Tool for the Mechanical Contractor

This bulletin highlights the need for regular promotion as a business development tool and offers tips for selecting a public relations consultant.

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Doing Business with a Customer in Bankruptcy

This bulletin can help you avoid legal and other pitfalls that may affect your business relationship with a customer that has or may file for bankruptcy.

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FAQs About FASB

MCAA produced this document to assist member companies and their accountants in complying with the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) disclosure requirements pertaining to an employer’s participation in multiemployer defined benefit pension plans. Questions? Please contact John McNerney.

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Safety Manual for Mechanical Service Technicians

This comprehensive, user-friendly manual was designed specifically for the mechanical service industry. Color illustrations highlight key points and enhance the reader’s ability to find information.

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Safety Manual for Mechanical Construction Workers

This comprehensive, user-friendly manual was designed specifically for the mechanical industry. It includes new information about noise, manganese and zinc. Color illustrations highlight key points and enhance readability.

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Getting Started on Making a Technology Investment
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Bring Your Own Device – Is It Right for Your Company?
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Things and Must Do’s to Protect/Secure Your Company’s Data
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Benchmarking Data for Mechanical Contractors

MCAA members can compare their business performance against industry averages for 20 key financial ratios and other data with this new report.

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MCAA Safety Apps Report

Written by JBKLabs exclusively for MCAA, this report found that most applications for safety professionals are geared towards documentation. There is a growing trend analytics on this data to identify root causes and trends. A companion webinar is also available.

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MCAA Safety Apps Webinar

This webinar offers additional insights into the MCAA Safety Apps research report written by JBKLabs exclusively for MCAA.

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The Management Audit: Peer Group Guidelines
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Guide to Human Resources Policies

Designed to assist you in developing a human resources manual for your company, this publication reflects current trends and law on human resource management.

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Pipe Welding Basics – Backing Rings Technical Resource
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Respiratory Protection Safety Training Video

This video covers mandatory respiratory protection training requirements for workers using air-purifying respirators.

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Employee Reviews
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BIM to Field Software – A Comparative Analysis

MCAA has now released its third installment of the Construction Technology Research Series with a report produced by JB Knowledge Labs on BIM to Field Software, free to members.

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Respiratory Protection Safety Training Test

Verify that workers are retaining key training points from MCAA’s Respiratory Protection Safety Training Video with this test, designed to be used in conjunction with the Respiratory Protection Safety Training Test Answer Key.

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Respiratory Protection Safety Training Test Answer Key

Verify that workers are retaining key training points from MCAA’s Respiratory Protection Safety Training Video with this answer key, designed to be used in conjunction with the Respiratory Protection Safety Training Test.

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Respiratory Protection Safety Training Documentation Sheet

This documentation sheet can be used to document who has received the training contained in MCAA’s Respiratory Protection Safety Training Video.

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Respiratory Protection Safety Training Pocket Guide

This pocket guide highlights key training points from MCAA’s Respiratory Protection Safety Training Video.

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An Explanation of Certified Pipe Welding
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Construction Technology Report – 3D Scanning Webinar with James Benham

This webinar explores and compares the differences in products, software and processes that contractors will see when they begin to utilize 3D scanning technology.

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3D Scanning Technology – A Comparative Analysis

Technology is a challenge and an opportunity. MCAA partnered with JBK Labs to help our members keep pace by conducting independent research.

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PIPES (PROCESS INFORMATION PORTAL ENABLING SUCCESS)
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Quality and Economy in Building Services Piping Construction: A Guide For Owners, Architects and Engineers Technical Resource
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Tools to Reduce the Cost and Risk Associated with Welding and Brazing
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Welding Dissimilar Metals in Heating and AC Piping Systems Technical Resource
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Understanding Bend Tests Technical Resource
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Tips on Welding P91 Heavy Wall Pipe Technical Resource
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Sources of Technical Information on Welding Technical Resource
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Stringer Beads Amperages Technical Resource
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Suggested Filler Metals For SMAW Joints Technical Resource
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Radiograph Interpretation Technical Resource
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Purge Tips Technical Resource
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Purge Flow Calculator Technical Resource
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Steel Pipe Fitting Data Technical Resource
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Choosing the Right Cup Size for TIG Welding Technical Resource
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How to Take a Weld Test Technical Resource

This document from the United Association provides tips to assist welders in preparing for and taking a weld test.

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How to Grind, Cut & Prepare Tungsten Welding Electrodes Technical Resource
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Basic Model Piping Specification Technical Resource
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Risk of Brittle Fracture of Carbon Steel Piping During Hydrostatic Testing Technical Resource
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ASME PCC-1 Guidelines for Pressure Boundary Bolted Joint Assembly—Lessons Learned Technical Resource
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SDS BinderWorks

SDS BinderWorks, MCAA’s preferred safety data sheet service, helps reduce costs and time associated with SDS-related efforts, and it keeps the compliance process simple and convenient. It offers GHS-compliant SDSs online with flexible delivery options in digital and hardcopy formats. To establish service or learn more, contact SDS BinderWorks, Inc. at 877-433-7774 or via email. MCAA and MSCA members save 5 percent on any subscription plan.

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Online Piping and Usage Specification (OPUS)

OPUS allows the user to make dynamic combinations of pipe types, materials, applications and joinings. This free resource was developed by a task group of MCAA contractors and Manufacturer/Supplier Council members for those who are new to the industry, but all MCAA members are encouraged to use the system.

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Management Strategies for Information Technology

Find practical management techniques in straightforward language in this manual designed for employees who are not IT specialists and for IT professionals with little or no experience in mechanical construction.

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ConsensusDocs

ConsensusDOCS, of which MCAA is a participating member, publishes a comprehensive library of some 100 form documents drafted in a co-equal consensus process. Save on your order using Discount Code: MCAA100.

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Model Excavation Safety Program

This model guides you through establishing a program that minimizes risk to your employees and ensures your compliance with OSHA requirements. It makes development and implementation of such a program as easy and cost-effective as possible.

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WebLEM

WebLEM is the industry’s most reliable authority for comprehensive labor units for typical project tasks. Quickly search for and retrieve information; export data into Microsoft Excel or CSV format for added flexibility. WebLEM is reviewed and updated to reflect the latest products and joining methods. You need a separate login to access this; please contact Nick Nikpourfard.

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Model Safety and Loss Prevention Program for Construction
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Electronic Tablet Use in Construction
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Hiring Guide for the Mechanical Service Contractor
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Toolbox Safety Talks for Fabrication Shops

This publication presents 52 safety talks that are specific to pipe fabrication shops. Topics covered include: general fabrication shop safety, personal protection, respiratory hazards, material handling, welding/cutting/brazing, fire prevention and protection, power tools and specialized equipment used in fabrication shops.

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Electric Arc Welding Safety Training Documentation Sheet
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Distracted Driving Reduction and Prevention Guide
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Toolbox Safety Talks for Construction Contractors – Volume V
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Rigging Safety Guide
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General Brazing Guidelines
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General Welding Guidelines
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Confined Spaces in Construction Safety Training Video
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Fall Restraint and Arrest Systems Safety Training Video
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Jobsite Safety Inspection Checklist

This checklist can be easily customized to help keep you organized and on track when you perform safety inspections.

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Successful Project Management Flowchart
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Welding and Cutting Safety Training Video
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Model Respiratory Protection Program
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Model Lockout/Tagout Program
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Confined Spaces in Construction Safety Training Pocket Guide
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Enforceability of Contractual Fines/Penalties for Subcontractor Safety Violations

This bulletin explains how provisions that impose fines or penalties for subcontractors’ safety violations could impact a subcontractor and how best to avoid them.

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Model Mold Prevention Program
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Model Hazard Communication Program
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How to Set Up Tax-Wise Corporate Minutes
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Management Methods BulletinsManaging Your Business
Preparing for a Sales Tax Audit
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Fall Restraint and Arrest Systems Safety Training Test Answer Key
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Fall Restraint and Arrest Systems Safety Training Test
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Quality Assurance Manual
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Model Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan
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Radio Frequency Radiation Exposure and Protection Safety Training Pocket Guide
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Lockout/Tagout Safety Training Video
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Model Lead Program
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Line Breaking Safety Training Video
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Excavation Safety Training Video
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Electric Arc Welding Safety Training Test Answer Key
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Electric Arc Welding Safety Training Pocket Guide
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Electric Arc Welding Safety Training Test
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Welding and Cutting Safety Training Documentation Sheet
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Welding and Cutting Safety Training Pocket Guide
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Welding and Cutting Safety Training Test
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Welding and Cutting Safety Training Test Answer Key
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General Instructions for Testing Pipefitting Welders
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Pipe Welding
Welding Talks
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Pipe Welding
Soldering Procedure Specification Technical Resource
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Pipe Welding
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Electric Arc Welding Safety Training Video
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Project Manager’s Manual

This manual covers all aspects of mechanical industry project management, including key topics like managing change orders and claims, job cost and labor control, productivity, scheduling, safety and much more.

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Welding and Cutting Safety Training Video – Spanish
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