Featured Resources

Refrigerant Safety for Mechanical Service Technicians Safety Training Video

This video provides essential information on the potential hazards associated with refrigerants, the ASHRAE refrigerant safety group classification system, proper use of refrigerant safety data sheets to identify the hazards and appropriate protective measures, and how to prepare for unexpected refrigerant releases.

Safety Manual for Mechanical Fabrication Shop Workers

This quick reference tool provides critical information on 61 safety and health topics that are specific to work performed by mechanical fabrication shop workers. The topics include everything from bloodborne pathogens through welding-cutting-heating, and zinc exposures. The manual also includes updated information on how to properly administer CPR.

Safety Manual for Mechanical Service Technicians

This quick reference tool provides critical information on 84 safety and health topics that are specific to work performed by mechanical service technicians, including information on the newest and most frequently used refrigerants, substantive changes to NFPA 70E, and new information on how to properly administer CPR.

Safety Manual for Mechanical Construction Workers

This quick reference tool provides critical information on everything from aerial lift safety to preventing overexposure to zinc to keep mechanical construction workers safe. It includes new information on administering CPR, beryllium, recent changes to NFPA 70E, and more.

Model Electrical Safety in the Workplace Program (Based on parts of NFPA 70E – 2021)

NFPA 70E – 2021 states that each employer shall implement and document an overall electrical safety program that directs activity appropriate to the risk associated with electrical hazards. This model program will help you develop an electrical safety program that is specific to your company’s needs.

Successful VDC Management Flowchart

The best way to understand your company’s technology challenges is to understand your processes. This workflow tool helps you understand and document your company’s entire project management flow, including the application of fabrication, BIM and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) processes. It identifies in detail the potential implementation of VDC throughout each phase of the project lifecycle and details the team members involved and their specific responsibilities for each phase of the construction process. (Note: MCAA members will need to set up a free Lucidchart account and create a copy of the template to customize the flowchart for their company’s processes.)

Model Fall Rescue Safety Program and Plan

Quick rescue is paramount to keeping workers safe while they are suspended in fall arrest harnesses after falling from an elevation. Having a safety program and plan in place to address the needs of these workers is critical to minimizing suspension trauma and meeting OSHA requirements. MCAA’s model program and accompanying model plan can be tailored to address various project fall arrest system applications and ensure the safety of your company’s most important asset, its workers.

Latest Resources

SLOAN Training Resources

Sloan now offers ASSE-1070 compliant faucets with the Thermostatic Mixing Valve built into the faucet for superior anti-scald performance. Learn how these faucets fit into our temperature mixing valve options.

Mueller Industries, Inc. Training Resources

Check out the features of our Streamline® ACR Copper Press Fittings. Streamline® ACR Copper Press Fittings are the industry’s most innovative and reliable press fittings for refrigerant applications.

Mueller Industries, Inc. Training Resources

Streamline® Carbon Steel Press Fittings | Installation Instructions Watch this video to learn about the installation process of the Streamline® Carbon Steel Press Fittings for Mechanical or Gas.

SLOAN Training Resources

The American Disabilities Act (ADA) offered a pathway to build public spaces, including commercial restrooms with very specific fixtures that are “ADA-compliant.” Learn what the term means and how you can build and manage restroom accessibility for the needs of diverse building occupants.

Mueller Industries, Inc. Training Resources

Streamline® PRS Copper Press Fittings | Installation Instructions Watch this video to learn about the installation process of the Streamline® PRS Copper Press Fittings.

Bell & Gossett Training Resources

Bell & Gossett offers free training/education opportunities for plumbing and hydronic HVAC industry professionals. The Little Red Schoolhouse and Remote Learning Hub host a wide range of seminars tailored to different occupations within the industry.

Mueller Industries, Inc. Training Resources

Streamline® ACR Copper Press Fittings | Installation Instructions Watch this video to learn about the installation process of the Streamline® ACR Copper Press Fittings for HVAC & VRF applications.

Procore Technologies, Inc. Training Resources

Procore Safety Certification
Safety matters. Now more than ever. Go beyond OSHA regs and PPE to help you and your team stay safe—during and after a crisis – with a free Procore Safety Certification.

Safety Resources

MCAA Model COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has issued an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on COVID-19. This Model COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy addresses the ETS, which was issued on November 5, 2021. The standard applies to all mechanical construction, service, and fabrication shop employers. The standard has been temporarily stayed by the Fifth Circuit. However, the stay could be temporarily lifted. This Model COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy is available to you in case the stay is temporarily lifted, and OSHA decides to initiative enforcement.

Safety Bulletin

OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on COVID-19 Vaccinations and Testing Safety Bulletin

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) issued an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on COVID-19. This Safety Bulletin addresses the ETS, which was issued on November 5, 2021. The standard applies to all mechanical construction, service, and fabrication shop employers. This bulletin includes OSHA’s revised deadlines for enforcement.

Refrigerant Safety for Mechanical Service Technicians Safety Training Video

This video provides essential information on the potential hazards associated with refrigerants, the ASHRAE refrigerant safety group classification system, proper use of refrigerant safety data sheets to identify the hazards and appropriate protective measures, and how to prepare for unexpected refrigerant releases.

Safety Manual for Mechanical Fabrication Shop Workers

This quick reference tool provides critical information on 61 safety and health topics that are specific to work performed by mechanical fabrication shop workers. The topics include everything from bloodborne pathogens through welding-cutting-heating, and zinc exposures. The manual also includes updated information on how to properly administer CPR.

Safety Manual for Mechanical Service Technicians

This quick reference tool provides critical information on 84 safety and health topics that are specific to work performed by mechanical service technicians, including information on the newest and most frequently used refrigerants, substantive changes to NFPA 70E, and new information on how to properly administer CPR.

Safety Manual for Mechanical Construction Workers

This quick reference tool provides critical information on everything from aerial lift safety to preventing overexposure to zinc to keep mechanical construction workers safe. It includes new information on administering CPR, beryllium, recent changes to NFPA 70E, and more.

Model Electrical Safety in the Workplace Program (Based on parts of NFPA 70E – 2021)

NFPA 70E – 2021 states that each employer shall implement and document an overall electrical safety program that directs activity appropriate to the risk associated with electrical hazards. This model program will help you develop an electrical safety program that is specific to your company’s needs.

Upcoming Events

2022 PCA Plumbing Service Conference

September 14 – 15, 2022

This September the PCA will host the annual Plumbing Service Conference alongside Lexington Plumbing of Kansas City, Missouri.  The two-day conference will include presentations on starting and optimizing a plumbing service operation, in-depth discussions on the various markets, as well as feature a facility and operations tour of Lexington Plumbing. 

2023 MEP Innovation Conference

January 11 – 13, 2023

Built by MCAA, NECA, and SMACNA leaders, the MEP Innovation Conference is the place to share and learn about the latest tools, software, technology, and processes aimed at improving contractors’ productivity and profitability.

WiMI 2023 Conference

June 12 – 14, 2023

Now, more than ever is the time to get involved with Women in the Mechanical Industry. The 3rd Annual WiMI conference is scheduled for June 12-14, 2023, in Cleveland, OH. Featuring inspiring speakers, riveting educational sessions, exceptional networking, and roundtables filled with crucial conversations. From industry newcomers to executives, and everyone in between, this is the event to attend for all women in the mechanical contracting industry.