Weekly Update
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: 
If you get tired,
learn to rest, not to quit.
- Banksy
SAFETY TRAINING TOPIC OF THE MONTH: SAFE DRIVING


Presented by MCASF Safety Committee members  
Ryland Thompson, Marsh & McLennan Agency, and Bill Clark, Airstron

April is the National Safety Council's Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
What's your company's policy on distracted driving?  
 
Statistics you should know:
  • Each year, over 330,000 accidents caused by texting while driving lead to severe injuries. This means that over 78% of all distracted drivers are distracted because they have been texting while driving. In fact, 1 out of 4 car accidents in the US are caused by texting while driving.
  • Texting and driving is 6 times more likely to result in a vehicle accident than drunk driving*
  • Distracted driving is far more than just texting. In fact, the National Safety Council has compiled more than 30 research studies that show that hands-free phones offer no greater safety benefit than hand-held phones when driving.
  What can your company do?
  1. Increase awareness by using the free resources below.
  2. Develop a company-wide policy against distracted driving.
  3. Implement use of an app on company phones, such as Cellcontrol, that eliminates the temptation to talk, text, email or surf the web while driving.
MCAA Resources:
MCAA offers a comprehensive "Distracted Driving Reduction & Prevention Guide" which includes a complete training program and guidelines you can use to develop a company policy, available as a free download for MCAA members. To access these tools, visit www.mcaa.org and click on the "Resources: Resource Center" tab and search for keyword "driving". Note, you must be a MCAA member to access this information.

Additional resources: 
 
Next month's focus: Fall protection / ladder safety 


ARPEC news
ARPEC is now accepting applications

ARPEC is accepting applications through April 28th for the fall program. Referral cards, like the one shown above, will soon been mailed to all contractors. Each card provides a QR code the link to application info on the  training center's website. Please visit www.arpec.org  for more info. On behalf of the JATC, we appreciate your help in finding qualified candidates. 

Register now for the ARPEC Graduation Ceremony 

ARPEC's 2017 Graduation will be held Saturday July 8th. Click here to sign up now through April 16 to receive the early bird rate. Due to Federal Laws, ARPEC is limited in the expenditures it can make toward holding a graduation ceremony. For that reason, sponsorships are needed and greatly appreciated, since they enable the training center to make the event nicer. Click here to learn more! 

 
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FREE WEBINAR:  
Is your drug & alcohol testing policy compliant with OSHA's new rules?  

OSHA's new drug testing and anti-retaliation rule, which alters the circumstances when drug testing can be conducted and reemphasizes the protections for employees to report injury and illnesses without fear of retaliation, is now in effect.  This webinar will explore the new rule, thevarious real-life workplace scenarios that may be impacted by the new rule, and how employers can comply with OSHA's new regulation. Practical tips on making changes to comply with the new rule will be a focus of the webinar.
Presented by Fisher & Phillips
NOTE: NEW DATE! June 2 10:00 - 11:15 
10:00 - 11:15 
 Click here to register

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