17 Educational Sessions Power MCAA’s 2019 Safety Directors’ Conference

February 6, 2019

For the 16th consecutive year, attendance at MCAA’s annual Safety Directors’ Conference increased substantially. The conference was presented last week in Orlando, Florida to a record crowd of 286 attendees, who enjoyed 17 educational sessions addressing the most current mechanical industry-specific safety and health topics and issues. They also appreciated several networking and team building opportunities throughout the conference.

The educational topics included:

  • The value of professional safety certifications
  • New video scanning technology to identify safety hazards
  • New back injury prevention techniques
  • Safety leadership and group dynamics
  • Telemedicine to help prevent recordable injuries
  • Virtual safety training technology
  • Traversing marijuana and post-accident drug testing traps
  • Exoskeleton technology
  • Construction safety tools
  • Fall arrest suspension trauma
  • Open-topic discussions
  • How to make safety training messages memorable
  • The UA Standard for Safety
  • What’s working for mechanical industry safety professionals around the country
  • The most effective way to create a safe, healthy, productive workplace

Attendees also learned about new safety and health equipment and services at the annual Safety Directors’ Conference exhibit.

Planning for next year’s conference is already well underway. The conference will be presented January 21-23, 2020 in San Antonio.

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