The health, safety, and well-being of every individual in our industry
is the cornerstone upon which our members build.
MBA Safety News - February 2019
The 2018 MBA Safety Champion Award 
John Widener
PJ Dick Incorporated
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 presented the 2018 Safety Champion Award on February 28, 2019

The 2018 Safety Champion Award Nominees

James Anderson - Uhl Construction
Paul Boneberger - Ruthrauff|Sauer
Ken Brace - Jendoco Construction
Gail Callender - Mascaro Construction Company, LP
Mike Conti - Turner Construction
Jeremy Cuson - Independence Excavating
Dan Dean - Dick Building Company
Chris Dibon - Mascaro Construction Company, LP
Donald Glover - DGI Mendard, Inc.
Danny Hornikel - Mascaro Construction Company, LP
Stan Karaica - McCrossin Foundations, LLC
Jake Melisko - A. Martini & Co.
Ryan Neatrour - S.P. McCarl & Company, Inc.
Vincent Rieland - Massaro Corporation
Tony Smith - Independence Excavating, Inc.
Todd Streightif - Uhl Construction

Thank you for your outstanding commitment to the safety and health of the men and women of our industry.

This award will be 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 with no loss-time accidents or recordables.
The “Focus Four Hazards” Campaign
is starting again for this year. 
Construction's "Fatal Four"
Out of 5147* worker fatalities in private industry in calendar year 2017, 971 or 21% were in construction―that is, one in five worker deaths last year were in construction.
The leading causes of worker deaths on construction sites were falls, followed by struck-by, electrocution, and caught-in/between. These "Fatal Four" hazards were responsible for well over half (60%) of the construction worker deaths in 201 7*, according to BLS reports.

Falls — 381 out of 971 total deaths in construction in CY 2017 (39%)
Struck by Object - 80 (8%)
Electrocutions - 71 (7%)
Caught-in/between* - 50 (5%)

*This category includes construction workers killed when caught-in or compressed by equipment or objects, and struck, caught, or crushed in collapsing structure, equipment, or material

Eliminating these Four Hazards
would save 582 workers' lives each year .

Bob McCall
Director of Safety
Master Builders' Association