Weekly Update
Do the best you can until you know better.
Then when you know better, do better. 
- Maya Angelou 
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Safety Committee news
Fall Protection-Construction
Prepared by MCASF Safety Committee Member Luis Moreno 
1926.500 Sub Part M     Trigger Height 6'
Construction Industry ( 29 CFR 1926)
Fact Sheets for Fall Protection:
Construction 1926.1050 Sub Part X  
Fact Sheets:

MCAA Resources:
MCAA offers a training video, training materials / quiz, and a training documentation sheet, available as a free download for MCAA members. To access these tools, visit  www.mcaa.org and click on the "Fall Protection" tab and scroll down (or enter "lockout" in the search bar). Note, you must be a MCAA member to access these free resources. 

ARPEC news

ARPEC extends Journeymen Continuing Education offerings 
ARPEC has experienced record attendance at this spring's Journeymen Continuing Education classes, according to Training Director Phil Rodin. Many of the classes offered this spring were filled to full capacity and are now being offered again. The JATC reminds all Journeymen of the CBA's continuing education requirement of 7 hours per year, which must be reported by June 30th to receive the July 16 wage & benefit increase. For a complete list of classes, please contact the training center.
Apprenticeship Trustees prepare for long term training needs  
As part of the JATC's continued efforts to plan for long-term funding needs of the training center, JATC trustees are inviting input from contractors and union members on future training needs, training and facility improvements. If you have suggestions, please email them to JATC co-chairmen Bill Clark (Airstron) or Michael Mueller (LU725 / Hill York).
Register now for the ARPEC Graduation Ceremony 
ARPEC's 2017 Graduation will be held Saturday July 8th. Click here to sign up to attend. 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! 
Preferred Vendor of the Week
13200 SW 128 Street, B-1,  Miami, Florida  33186
T: 305-278-8523   F: 305-259-6716
 Alex Valdes, President, email:   avaldes@Jascko.com   
Website:    www.jascko.com 

Special event
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

LU725 news
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Local Union 725 staff asks that MCASF contractor members take a moment to update their records with the latest referral form, available to download by clicking here.
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