Weekly Update
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ARPEC news

ARPEC apprentice takes top place in District Competition
Josue Labrador, or "Joe" as known by classmates and coworkers, is a 5th year service apprentice working for Evo Air Conditioning. Joe, shown above with Kenny Scott, won first place in the service portion of the Sam Hamilton Apprentice Skills Competition, first place in the HVAC portion of the Florida UA Pipetrades statewide apprentice competition and first place in the District 3 apprentice competition this month in New Orleans. Joe now advances to compete in the UA national apprentice skills competition representing the South Region. We're all very proud of Joe. Congratulations!
Register now for the ARPEC Graduation Ceremony 
ARPEC's 2017 Graduation will be held Saturday July 8th. Click here to sign up to attend. Only 2 days left to register! 
Labor relations news
New wage & benefit schedule 
MCASF recently distributed an important notice concerning the revised wage & benefit schedule, which goes into effect July 16.  Please contact MCASF if you did not receive these notices. 

Journeymen Continuing Education deadline is June 30 
Contractors, please remind 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.  
Local Union 725 updating referrals
Local Union 725 is in the process of updating referrals. Please take a moment to assist the local in ensuring that all referrals are up to date. To download the latest referral form, available to download by clicking here .

MCASF Fishing Tournament draws record attendance
More than 220 people - a tournament record - enjoyed good food, beautiful surroundings and the camaraderie at the MCASF Fishing Tournament, held in Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo last weekend. MCASF would like to thank Tournament Chairman Wayne Masur (above right) and the members of this year's tournament Committee for an excellent event: Charles Del Vecchio (above left), Tropic Supply; Rick Brophy, Brophy Air; Jason Williams (above center), Victaulic; Don Rist (shown above), Shoreline Air Systems; Mike Balko, Trane and Charlie Aleshire, DebonAir Mechanical.

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Congratulations to our winning teams!
Heaviest Dolphin:
1st Place: Edd Helms AC & Electric 
2nd Place: Milwaukee Tool
3rd Place: Trane South Florida
4th Place: DebonAir Mechanical

Aggregate Catch:
1st Place: Trane South Florida 
2nd Place: Milwaukee Tool 
3rd Place: DebonAir Mechanical 

News from national
Boca resort
Registration now open for MSCA Convention in Boca Raton
The MSCA Annual Education Conference will be held this October 15-18 in Boca Raton. MCASF encourages all service-focused contractors to attend this conference, which includes an impressive line up of speakers, as well as many opportunities to network with peers.  Click here for more information.  

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Safety Committee news
  Presented by MCASF Safety Committee member  
Rocky Alexander Zapata, Kirlin Florida, LLC
June is Heat Illness Month.
How can you protect your workforce?

This week marked the first official day of summer, even though south Florida has already been experiencing summer-like heat for many months.  Summer is everyone's favorite time of the year (especially contractors selling HVAC service!) but the summer can present many dangers for our work force.
Heat illness statistic you should know:
In 2014 alone, 2,630 workers suffered from heat illness and 18 died from heat stroke and related causes on the job. Heat illnesses and deaths are preventable. The summer brings heat, and heat illness can be deadly for our work force. Every year, thousands of workers become sick from exposure to heat, and some even die. Our bodies normally cool by sweating, however, during hot weather, especially with high Florida humidity, sweating isn't enough. Body temperature can rise to dangerous levels and heat illness results. Heat illnesses range from heat rash and heat cramps to heat exhaustion and even heat stroke and cardiac events due to dehydration. Heat stroke requires immediate medical attention and can result in death. Did you know, one of the industries most affected by heat-related illness is construction?
What must we teach our employees?
* Drink water every 15 minutes, even if you are not thirsty.  
* Rest in the shade to cool down during lunch or breaktime.
* Wear light-colored clothing.
* Learn the signs of heat illness and what to do in an emergency.
* Keep an eye out for your fellow workers and monitor them for signs of illness.
* "Easy does it" on your first days of work in the heat. You need to get used to it.
If workers are rookies to outside work, or are simply returning from a week's vacation, implement a work schedule which allows them exposure to heat gradually. Taking the above precautions will make a difference between life and death. Heat illnesses and deaths are preventable.
Remember these three simple words: Water, Rest and Shade.


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