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MBA Safety News - February 2020
Safety Notice
Mandatory Action Required

Genie Boom Lift issues with turntable bearing bolts and possible machine tip-over

The content of this Safety Notice is intended for Owners/Dealers/Distributors of Genie products.

Genie has been notified of three instances where the bottom turntable rotation bearing bolts in the machines referenced above have come loose causing the separation of the turntable from the chassis. Separation of the turntable from the chassis can result in a machine tip-over or other structural failure.
30th Annual National AGC Safety Awards

Due February 18th

Program Description

Why You Should Participate:  The National AGC Safety Awards (NASA) program has been an ongoing effort since 1991 to offer AGC members an opportunity to evaluate their safety record. Participating members receive a confidential printout to compare their company’s safety statistics with similar size and type AGC members both locally and nationally. The NASA provides a great opportunity for members with excellent safety records to compete for nationally recognized awards. Additionally, this information can be used to assist in determining if additional accident prevention and loss-control measures are necessary.

Who Can Participate:  AGC members  with direct-hire, job-site craft labor  are eligible to compete in the following divisions:

·        Building
·        Federal & Heavy
·        Highway
·        Utility Infrastructure
·        Associate/Specialty

How the Program Works:  This program is similar to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (BLS‑OSHA) recordkeeping systems. The completed OSHA Form 300A Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses provides the information needed for participation in the NASA Program.

The data is tabulated to produce total lost workday case incidence rates (excluding restricted workdays). The formula for computing “incidence” is structured to multiply the incidence cases involving days away from work (N) times 200,000. The resulting product is then divided by the work hours of exposure (WH). The formula is the days away case incidence rate.

Days Away, Case Incidence Rate =   N x 200,000

WH is the number of work hours for the calendar year  2019  (including office hours). N is the number of days-away-from-work cases, which represents the number of cases resulting in days away from work, but does not include job transfer or restricted activity. N is obtained from the total amount of entries recorded in section (H), total number of cases with days away from work, of the OSHA form 300A.

What a Member Must Do to Participate:  Click below for   a NASA participant form. Transfer the appropriate information from the OSHA form 300A, including the work-hour data, to the NASA participant form and email/mail it to  Bob McCall , Master Builders' Association, 631 Iron City Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205 by  February 18, 2020 .

Reminder: Post your OSHA 300A

Employers must post their OSHA 300A forms  February 1   through   April 30 . Electronic filing of OSHA 300A information (if required) must be completed by  March 2 . For more information on who is required to electronically submit their injury data to OSHA Click here
National Safety Council
Northeast Conference and Expo 

The National Safety Council is once again bringing its Northeast Conference and Expo to Pittsburgh March 12-13. This is an outstanding opportunity to receive industry leading safety education, learn about the latest safety solutions from over 100 exhibitors, and network with leading safety professionals. More information can be found here .