MCAA Gateway: June 2017

Words: Zach EverettLast chance to enter Safety Advantage Awards Submissions due June 30
Words: Zach Everett
  Submissions to the MCAA Safety Advantage Awards, sponsored by Federated Insurance, are due by June 30, 2017. This is your last chance to enter the awards. Safety is overlooked by some contractors for several reasons: cost, time, resources, compounded focus on production, simple ignorance, or possibly many other things. Our goal is for the MCAA safety awards to help draw attention to the need and benefits of performing safely. The awards will be presented based on a company’s Incident Rate. This seemed to be the most equitable and best way to judge between contractors. The Incident Rate will be the only criteria at the present. There could be many other guidelines thrown into the mix; OSHA citations, comprehensiveness of safety policy, superseding of OSHA compliance by company policy, peer review of policies, job site inspections, volunteer safety work, using biodegradable earplugs, non-concrete block, utilizing anti-alien abduction hardhats or a gamut of other qualifiers and disqualifiers, but we thought that starting simple would be best for the moment. The Incident Rate, by which the safety awards will be judged, is calculated off of the OSHA logs. ALL OSHA recordable injuries and illnesses are logged for that year. The number of illnesses and injuries are multiplied by 200,000 then divided into the total number of hours worked by all employees for the year. This equation gives you the company’s Incident Rate. This should not be confused with the DART Incident Rate, which only takes into account the incidents that result in days away from work. To get your company considered for the MCAA Safety Advantage Awards simply go to and fill out the sign up form and return it with your 2016 OSHA 300 form. All entries will be tabulated and the awards will be presented at the 2017 MCAA Midyear Meeting. We look forward to this event and hope that there is huge participation. Safety is extremely important! It's important to help get more work, to keep WC cost down, but most importantly, because families need their parents and spouse to come home healthy! Join with us in this small way to reach that goal. MCAA Live Webinar Series   June 7 High Payoff Activities & Performance Discussions Sponsored by: J. Construction Company June 14 Mortar Presented by Amerimix June 21 Scaffold Plank Identification and Inspection Processes June 28 Managing Interruptions: Electronic Messages & Others July 12 BIM Deliverables Guide for Masonry Contractors: Volume II July 19 Flashing July 26 How Codes Change the Way We Construct Masonry August 2 Basic Masonry Estimating MCAA Members: $200 Non-members $300 August 9 Excellence in Selling Sponsored by: J. Construction Company August 16 OSHA Investigations August 23 Communication Between the Structural Engineer and Masonry Contractor August 30 Alignment of Vision, Strategy, and People. September 6 Historic Masonry September 13 Construction Market Outlook September 20 How to Prepare a Professional Masonry Submittal Package September 27 What Makes a Contractor Great October 4 How to Develop and Implement an Effective Quality Control Program Sponsored by: J. Construction Company October 11 Relationship Edge October 18 Harassment and Discrimination Basics October 25 How to Become an Equal Partner with the General Contractor NOVEMBER 1 Technology for the Jobsite: Finding the Right Tech Tools for Your Project Team November 8 Discrimination November 15 Pension Withdrawal Liability November 29 Seismic Requirements of the Building Code December 6 FMLA December 13 Masonry Inspections December 20 Weather Resistive Barriers The MCAA Webinar Series features live and on demand webinars on topics such as job site safety new construction technology increasing profits and more. Visit to view a full schedule of upcoming programs and to register. New MCAA Members for June 2017 New MCAA Members for June 2017 Advanced Masonry Restoration, Inc. St. Paul, MN 651-766-8080 Contractor Member   Angelina Stone & Marble Ltd Bridgeport, OH 740-695-3615 Regional Associate Member   Aztec Masonry & Concrete LLC. Wilmington, NC 910-274-2298 Contractor Member   C.W. Oates Masonry, Inc. Leander, TX 512-869-1413 Contractor Member   Denny Clark Masonry & Concrete Gilbert, AZ 480-664-6367 Contractor Member   Fyffe Masonry & Plastering, Inc. Glendale, AZ 623-931-0110 Contractor Member   Grove Masonry Maintenance, Inc. Alsip, IL 708-385-0225 Contractor Member   Jim Hauer Masonry Cincinnati, OH 513-825-9862 Contractor Member   Masonry Incorporated Clinton, MD 301-297-4585 Contractor Member   Metropolitan Builders, Inc. Westlake, OH 440-835-5252 Contractor Member   Midwest Restoration, Inc. Paris, IL 217-465-5432 Contractor Member   MV & Son Masonry LLC Burke, VA 571-208-0841 Contractor Member   Piedmont Masonry Huntersville, NC 704-996-8677 Contractor Member   Puzzo Masonry Antioch, IL 847-456-8940 Contractor Member   Robert W. Sheckles, Inc. Frederick, MD 301-663-4248 Contractor Member   Rush Masonry Management Jacksonville, NC 910-787-9100 Contractor Member   RVM Construction, Inc. Lancaster, OH 740-681-1294 Contractor Member   Schwartz Masonry La Mesa, CA 619-668-0887 Contractor Member   Stoney Masonry Madera, CA 559-673-8000 Contractor Member   Texas Shot Blast, LLC San Antonio, TX 210-497-5594 Contractor Member  
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