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MBA Safety News - December 2021

Employees with excellent safety leadership skills are a significant reason why so many construction firms are injury free. To bring greater awareness to the vital role our workforce plays in the commercial construction industry, and to honor the best of the best, The Master Builders’ Association of Western Pennsylvania, Inc. is proud to accept nominations for the 2021 MBA Safety Champion Award.

This award is presented annually to one individual, employed by an MBA general contractor or specialty contractor firm, who was employed at, or responsible for, commercial or industrial project(s) in the most recently completed calendar year.

MBA members are encouraged to nominate an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in guiding their company’s safety and health program to advance the safety of all construction workers. The winner’s performance will inspire many others in our industry to understand and believe in Safety First.

2020 MBA Safety Champion Award Winner
Chris DiBon, Mascaro Construction Company, LP
Connect. Explore. Learn.
March 16-18, 2022

The NSC Northeast Safety Conference & Expo is a three day regional where you can connect with other safety professionals from your area, explore new products and services from over 100 exhibiting companies and learn from leading industry experts. 

The NSC Northeast Safety Conference & Expo is a great opportunity to:  

  • Stay relevant on general industry trends and issues
  • See the latest new products, innovations, and services from over 100 exhibitors
  • Attend a variety of high quality educational programs
  • Network with other safety professionals from your area

Register early and save up to $70.
Watch Out for Fire-Starters
  • Place candles where they cannot be knocked down or blown over and out of reach of children
  • Keep matches and lighters up high and out of reach of children in a locked cabinet
  • Use flameless, rather than lighted, candles near flammable objects
  • Don't burn trees, wreaths or wrapping paper in the fireplace
  • Use a screen on the fireplace at all times when a fire is burning
  • Never leave candles or fireplaces burning unattended or when you are asleep
  • Check and clean the chimney and fireplace area at least once a year

Food Poisoning Is No Joke
  • Wash your hands frequently when handling food
  • Keep raw meat away from fresh produce
  • Use separate cutting boards, plate and utensils for uncooked and cooked meats to avoid cross-contamination
  • Use a food thermometer to make sure meat is cooked to a safe temperature
  • Refrigerate hot or cold leftover food within two hours of being served
  • When storing turkey, cut the leftovers in small pieces so they will chill quickly
  • Leftovers are safe for three to four days when properly refrigerated

It's Better to Give Safely
  • Toys are age-rated for safety, not for children’s intellect and physical ability, so be sure to choose toys in the correct age range
  • Choose toys for children under 3 that do not have small parts which could be choking hazards
  • For children under 10, avoid toys that must be plugged into an electrical outlet
  • Be cautious about toys that have button batteries or magnets, which can be harmful or fatal if swallowed
  • When giving scooters and other riding toys, give the gift of appropriate safety gear, too; helmets should be worn at all times and they should be sized to fit
Happy Holidays!
Bob McCall
Director of Safety
Master Builders' Association of Western PA, Inc.   
MBA Upcoming Events

December 16, 2021

December 18, 2021

Mark Your Calendar
  • MBA Members Annual Meeting - January 21, 2022 - Duquesne Club
  • The Construction Industry Evening of Excellence - February 24, 2022
  • AGC 2022 Convention - March 28, 2022 - March 31, 2022