Enter the MCAA Safety Advantage Awards

Words: Dan KamysSubmissions are now open for the 2016 MCAA Safety Advantage Awards. Safety is overlooked by some contractors for several reasons: cost, time, resources, compounded focus on production, simple ignorance, or possibly many other things. The MCAA safety awards are intended to draw attention to the need and benefits of performing safely. The safety awards are just one part of the MCAA Safety Advantage program. The MCAA safety awards program is being rolled out with the MCAA Safety Advantage Newsletter, weekly safety meetings, a written safety program, monthly safety forum webinars, and several other Safety Advantage benefits — not to mention joining a network of safety professionals working in the masonry industry. All this is free to members of the MCAA. The awards will be presented based on a company’s Incident Rate, calculated from 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 takes into account only the incidents that result in days away from work. To have your company considered for the MCAA Safety Advantage Awards, visit www.masoncontractors.org/safety/awards, fill out the form and return it with your 2014 OSHA 300 form. Submissions are due by June 30, 2016. All entries will be tabulated and the awards will be presented at the 2016 MCAA Midyear Meeting.
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