Weekly Update

Progress is impossible without change,
and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw
2017 Preferred Vendor Program
Vendors, are are you looking for ways to get more exposure among MCASF Contractor members?
ARPEC news

Save the date!

ARPEC's annual Sam Hamilton Apprenticeship Skills Competition will be held on April 1, 2017 at the training center. Volunteers are needed! Please contact Training Director Phil Rodin to find out more about how you can be a part of this important competition.

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Safety Committee News
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In case you missed it last week:
MCASF announces our 2017 Monthly Safety Spotlight column

MCASF Safety Committee Chairman Dave Lockhart (Poole & Kent) announces that the Committee has developed a new member outreach program to assist contractors and promote safety among employees. As part of the initiative, the Committee has prepared a list of key safety issues impacting our industry. We'll spotlight one issue each month and provide you with some concise, helpful information you can immediately adopt into your Safety Training Program. If you have follow up questions, please contact MCASF and a member of the Committee will gladly help. We hope this new program is helpful, and will help us collectively work toward our goal of zero accidents, so that all employees return home safely each day. 
Prepared by MCASF Safety Committee Member Dave Lockhart

Top three tips / talking points you should know:
  1. Employees have the right to know the health effects of the materials and chemicals they work with.  
  2. Employers must train their employees about this information and make it available when an employee asks for it.
  3. In 2012, OSHA changed the Hazard Communication Standard to make it easier to understand the exposures. This new requirement means that hazards are labeled the same way around the world. This is referred to as the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of classifying and labeling chemicals.
MCAA Resources: MCAA offers a training video, training materials / quiz, and a poster, 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 scroll down. Note, you must be a MCAA member to access this information.

Free handouts you can use when training employees (click to download):
Want to learn more? Click here for additional online resources

Next month's focus: Silica Safety
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Alfredo Sotolongo
Vice President 
 P. 305.594.3684
MCASF Safety Excellence Awards program
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Does your company have 10 or more employees? If so, it's time to complete
& post an OSHA 300A log. While you're at it, you can use the data you compile  
to enter the  MCASF Safety Excellence Awards Competition! 
The entry process is very easy & free.   
Here's how:
Step 1: complete the OSHA 300A log.
Click here to download the form & instructions. 
  Step 2: complete the Awards entry form. Click here to download

Hurry - the deadline to enter is Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Need help? If you need help with either the OSHA 300A log, or the awards entry form,  
members of the MCASF Safety Committee are available to answer your questions.

Entries received from:
Airstron, Advanced Integrated Services, Weathertrol, Smart Air,
Poole & Kent, Pyke Mechanical, Southeastern Chiller Services 
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