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MBA Safety News - September 2021
Carl Heinlein Honored as ASSP Fellow

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) is bestowing the honor of Fellow on three longtime members who have made significant contributions to the occupational safety and health profession. Carl W. Heinlein is the 2021 recipient of the Society’s highest honor.

MBA Member, Carl W. Heinlein, ARM, CIT, CPEA, CRIS, CSHM, CSP, OHST, STSC, FAIHA, FASSP, is senior safety consultant at American Contractors Insurance Group. He is a well-regarded advocate for the occupational safety and health profession, contributing to workplace safety in the federal government, academia and the private sector. Heinlein has taught and lectured at the university level, served on academic program advisory committees, and served as president of the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and director-at-large with the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals and ASSP. As a safety consultant, he develops training programs for major organizations, connecting professionals and influencing industry. Heinlein has been an ASSP member since 1993.

Congratulations to Carl Heinlein and Thank You!
OSHA to Address Heat Related Hazards in Construction

OSHA is launching a multi-prong initiative on occupational heat exposure to protect workers, including construction workers. 

To better protect heat-exposed workers, OSHA is:

  • Launching a rulemaking process to develop a workplace heat standard: OSHA is announcing today the issuance of an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on heat illness prevention in outdoor and indoor work settings. This is a significant step toward a federal heat standard to ensure protections in workplaces across the country. 

  • Implementing an enforcement initiative on heat-related hazards: In parallel with beginning rulemaking on a heat-specific standard, OSHA can use existing tools to protect workers in hazardously hot indoor and outdoor settings. Through a new enforcement initiative, OSHA will prioritize heat-related interventions and workplace inspections on days when the heat index exceeds 80°F. On these days, OSHA Area Directors will dedicate additional resources in responding to heat-related complaints and expand the scope of programmed and unprogrammed inspections to address heat-related hazards.

  • Developing a National Emphasis Program on heat inspections: OSHA is also working to formalize a National Emphasis Program (NEP) on heat hazard cases, which will target high-risk industries and focus OSHA resources and staff time on heat inspections. Establishing a new NEP requires extensive data review, which OSHA is working to complete in order for the NEP to take effect before the Summer 2022 heat season. 
OSHA Alert: How to Prepare for an OSHA Inspection

  • Selecting a Company Representative
  • The Opening Conference and Record Requests  
  • The Walk Around Inspection
  • Employee and Supervisor Interviews
  • The Closing
MBA Members Safety Appreciation Night
All MBA Members are welcome!

Friday, November 5, 2021
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Rivers Casino, North Shore

Event Sponsorship
Sponsorship Includes:
  • 2 Complimentary Admissions
  • Display Table at Banquet
  • Company Logo Displayed on Signage at Event

Ticket Includes:
  • Gift for all Attendees
  • Entry ticket into the raffle for MBA recognized employees
  • Two Cocktail Tickets
  • Appetizers & Dinner
  • Free Play Coupon
2021 Annual Safety Scholarship
$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.
Bob McCall
Director of Safety
Master Builders' Association of Western PA, Inc.   
MBA Upcoming Events

MBA Members Golf Outing - October 13, 2021 - Laurel Valley Golf Club
MBA Young Constructors Topgolf – October 14, 2021 - Top Golf Pittsburgh
Construction Inclusion Week - October 18 -22, 2021
ACE Mentor Sporting Clay Shoot - November 1, 2021 - Seven Springs
MBA Safety Appreciation Night – November 5, 2021 - Rivers Casino
MBA Members Annual Meeting - January 21, 2022 - Duquesne Club