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MBA Safety News - February 2021
OSHA Issues New COVID-19 Guidance
 
On Jan. 29, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued new guidance on protecting workers and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. Per OSHA, the guidance is not a standard or regulation, creates no new legal obligations and the recommendations are advisory in nature, informational in content, and are intended to assist employers in recognizing and abating hazards in the workplace. Here you will find an analysis conducted by AGC of America highlighting the key differences in the recent guidance in comparison to previous guidance issued.
Counterfeit Alert Involving 3M Respirators
Recently, we have been receiving increasing reports of fraud related to the following three 3M respirator models:
  • 3M™ Health Care Particulate Respirator and Surgical Mask1860
  • 3M™ Health Care Particulate Respirator and Surgical Mask1860S
  • 3M™ Aura™ Health Care Particulate Respirator and Surgical Mask 1870+
Submit Your OSHA 300A Data
 
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) began collecting calendar year 2020 Form 300A data on Jan. 2, 2021. Employers must submit the form electronically by March 2, 2021. 

Electronic submissions are required by establishments with 250 or more employees currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, and establishments with 20-249 employees classified in specific industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses, including construction.

Click here for more information and a link to the Injury Tracking Application. 

In addition, from February 1 to April 30, employers are required to physically post their 300A summary data in places where employees are used to finding notices. Employers with 10 or fewer employees or who work in certain low-hazard industries are not required to post the summary.
Pennsylvania One Call System
Virtual Safety Day

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 – 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM

PA ONE CALL is taking its industry leading premier safety training event to a virtual platform in 2021.

  • Choice of Multiple Training Tracks!
  • Complete Walkthrough of Construction Process!
  • Hear From Industry Speakers!
  • Interactive Game!
  • Sponsor and Exhibit Resource Room!
  • Chances to Win Prizes!
Application Period Extended for the 22nd Annual AGC Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA) 
 
Applications are now due on March 31
 
The AGC Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA), sponsored by Willis Towers Watson, is the industry’s elite safety excellence awards program. The CSEA recognizes companies that have developed and implemented premier safety and risk control programs and showcases companies that have achieved continuous improvement and maintenance of their safety and health management systems. Don’t miss this opportunity to be recognized for your best-in-class safety program!
MBA 2020 Individual Safety Recognition

MBA would like to recognize your employees who have achieved safety excellence within your safety program with a certificate of recognition. Please complete the form and email or mail it to the MBA.
Bob McCall
Director of Safety
Master Builders' Association of Western PA, Inc.