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MBA Safety News - July 2021
Construction Opioid Awareness Week

July 26 - 30, 2021

The MBA needs your help in the fight against the epidemic of prescription opioid misuse and heroin use nationwide. MBA's Construction Opioid Awareness Week's mission is to educate the construction industry about the true impacts of opioids and kick-start lifesaving conversations on the job and in the home. More information coming this week.
Safety Climate
Safety Management Information System

An important part of a safety professional’s role is to figure out ways to continuously improve their company’s safety management program. Understanding the program’s status and having access to effective practices, policies, and procedures to improve it are keys to success. CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training ( is developing the Safety Climate-Safety Management Information System (SC-SMIS) to help safety professionals do this better by giving them the opportunity to:

  • Measure the company’s safety climate across eight leading safety climate indicators using reliable and valid Safety Climate Assessment Tools.
  • Find and Download evidence-based safety management policies, procedures, guidelines, and templates (Word documents available in English and Spanish) to strengthen low-scoring indicators.
  • Develop a Plan to start putting the selected resources into action.
The SC-SMIS will be available Fall 2021 & there will be NO COST to use it
Open your phone’s camera app and hover over these QR codes to learn more:
CPWR is recruiting companies to pilot the SC-SMIS. Benefits to participating include:

  • Understanding current level of safety climate maturity and having access to many already-developed evidence-based safety management resources to strengthen it.
  • An engraved plaque recognizing participation in an important construction-related study plus acknowledgement and recognition on CPWR’s website.
  • Text to use/modify in newsletters, press releases, etc.
  • A gift card
  • The opportunity to help the industry by providing feedback about your SC-SMIS experience.
$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.
Mark your Calendar
November 5, 2021
MBA Safety Appreciation Night
Rivers Casino
Bob McCall
Director of Safety
Master Builders' Association of Western PA, Inc.