April 2012 Table of Contents

Words: Dan KamysTable of Contents

FEATURES

A Crash Course in Planks When armed with the correct information, you have control over jobsite accidents and fines. Masonry consults a planking industry expert.

Software: Efficiency at Your Fingertips Keeping up with software advances can be frustrating, but let’s face it – this is a good problem to have.

Scaffolding: What OSHA Really Looks For Check out these simple steps to cut OSHA fines.

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COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS From the Editor President’s Message Government Affairs New Products BRICKLAYER 500 Best Practices Making the Grade Full Contact PM Classified Advertising News MCAA Upcoming Education New Members

Four Different Types of Natural Stone Used For Masonry

Natural stone has been a staple in masonry for centuries. Before it was used to transform home and landscape designs on residential properties, it was used for historical buildings and some of the most iconic destinations in the world.

Advice to the Beginners

The best advice I could give anyone that is starting a career in masonry is that first and foremost, you must "know" yourself. What do you like to do? What would you like in a working environment? Do you like to be outside? Do you enjoy physical activity

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Masonry Safety Inspections

The look of confusion and utter loss on people’s faces when I tell them that I’m a safety inspector for a masonry company is often hilarious.

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Dave Jollay Announced as Third Inductee for MCAA 2024 Hall of Fame

Following in the footsteps of his father, O.L. Jollay, the founder of Jollay Masonry, Inc., Dave Jollay has carved out a remarkable career in the masonry industry.