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MBA Safety News - August 2021
CDC Revises Covid Recommendations

As you are certainly aware, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance recommending that even fully vaccinated individuals should wear masks in public indoor environments to protect themselves and others from the spread of COVID-19, especially in areas experiencing substantial or high transmission rates. While the CDC maintains that infections happen in only a small proportion of people who are fully vaccinated, even with the Delta variant, evidence suggests that fully vaccinated people who do become infected with the Delta variant can spread the virus to others. In addition to addressing the wearing of masks, the updated guidance also revises testing and quarantine guidelines. Details on this guidance can be found on the CDC website.

Currently, OSHA is evaluating the most recent CDC guidance and monitoring the COVID-19 situation before making a determination as to if, or when, they will make any revisions to their guidance issued June 10th

Since OSHA has yet to incorporate the July 27 updated guidance, we recommend employers monitor the situation, require masking where appropriate, and implement the policies adopted by owners, and potentially state and local governments.
Get Ready for Increased OSHA Enforcement

New policies and increased funding has led OSHA to announce an increased focus on enforcement. To prepare your company and your jobsites for these activities, MBA and Cozen O’Connor will be presenting a seminar on the subject on Tuesday, August 31 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Two of the leading experts in the nation will be here to guide you through what needs to be done before, during, and after an OSHA inspection. Registration is free, but space is limited. Register your safety professionals, project managers, and superintendents HERE
Building a Caring Culture: Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace
Before, during, and after the pandemic, workers and workplaces have faced increasing stresses and pressures that threaten the wellbeing of the workforce. Mental health has been called an invisible crisis. This invisible crisis has included mental health conditions, chronic pain, fatigue, and substance misuse. Including rising rates of overdose, post-traumatic stress, and suicide risk. Learn strategies for incorporating mental health and wellbeing into your company’s culture, programs, and practices with this helpful guide.
2021 Annual Safety Scholarship
$5,000 Scholarship
CAP/MBA is committed to providing and supporting quality educational programs designed to engender and enhance the success of the construction industry. Because of that commitment, the CAP Board of Trustees and the MBA Board of Directors are granting a scholarship to assist undergraduate students majoring in safety, health, and environmental applied sciences at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) or Safety Management at Slippery Rock University (SRU). The $5,000 annual allotment of this scholarship is intended to provide the Western Pennsylvania construction industry with a diverse pool of highly qualified candidates to fulfill its employment needs.
Bob McCall
Director of Safety
Master Builders' Association of Western PA, Inc.   
MBA Upcoming Events

August 30, 2021
Employment Law - The State of HR in 2021 Seminar

August 31, 2021
Preparing Your Company for Increased Enforcement by OSHA

September 1, 2021
MBA Members Golf Outing

November 5, 2021
MBA Safety Appreciation Night
Rivers Casino