Last chance to enter Safety Advantage Awards
Submissions due June 30
Word: Zach Everett
Submissions to the MCAA Safety Advantage Awards, sponsored by Federated Insurance, are due by June 30, 2019. This is your last chance to enter the awards.
Safety is overlooked by some contractors for several reasons: cost, time, resources, compounded focus on production, simple ignorance, or possibly many other things. Our goal is for the MCAA safety awards to help draw attention to the need and benefits of performing safely.
The awards will be presented based on a company’s Incident Rate. This seemed to be the most equitable and best way to judge between contractors. The Incident Rate will be the only criteria at the present. There could be many other guidelines thrown into the mix; OSHA citations, comprehensiveness of safety policy, superseding of OSHA compliance by company policy, peer review of policies, job site inspections, volunteer safety work, using biodegradable earplugs, non-concrete block, utilizing anti-alien abduction hardhats or a gamut of other qualifiers and disqualifiers, but we thought that starting simple would be best for the moment.
The Incident Rate, by which the safety awards will be judged, is calculated off of the OSHA logs. ALL OSHA recordable injuries and illnesses are logged for that year. The number of illnesses and injuries are multiplied by 200,000 then divided into the total number of hours worked by all employees for the year. This equation gives you the company’s Incident Rate. This should not be confused with the DART Incident Rate which only takes into account the incidents that result in days away from work.
To get your company considered for the MCAA Safety Advantage Awards simply go to www.masoncontractors.org/safety/awards and fill out the sign up form and return it with your 2018 OSHA 300 form. All entries will be tabulated and the awards will be presented at the 2019 MCAA Midyear Meeting.
We look forward to this event and hope that there is huge participation. Safety is extremely important! It’s important to help get more work, to keep WC cost down, but most importantly, because families need their parents and spouse to come home healthy! Join with us in this small way to reach that goal.
Natural Stone Institute Receives Pillar Award
Oberlin, OH, April 30, 2019—Natural Stone Institute has been presented with the United Way of Great Lorain County’s Pillar Award. The award was presented during United Way’s Annual Celebration of Community Impact.
The Pillar Award acknowledges organizations with the largest percentage increase in employee participation by size of company. Natural Stone Institute staff began volunteering and making financial contributions to the United Way in late 2018.
Natural Stone Institute CEO Jim Hieb commented: “It has been rewarding and invigorating to see our staff get involved with United Way over the past few months. We incorporated these efforts into a team-building exercise at our last staff retreat, and employees in our Ohio office have volunteered with several local United Way programs, including a local food bank for seniors. Although we are a global association, it is important for us to remember that there is much to be done in our local communities. We look forward to continuing to support United Way throughout 2019 and beyond.”
Photo caption: Natural Stone Institute’s Pam Hammond and Jim Hieb accepted the Pillar Award at United Way’s Annual Celebration of Community Impact.
About the Natural Stone Institute
The Natural Stone Institute is a trade association representing every aspect of the natural stone industry. The current membership exceeds 2,000 members in over 50 nations. The association offers a wide array of technical and training resources, professional development opportunities, regulatory advocacy, and networking events. Two prominent publications—the Dimension Stone Design Manual and Building Stone Magazine—raise awareness within the natural stone industry and in the design community for best practices and uses of natural stone. Learn more at www.naturalstoneinstitute.org.
Upcoming MCAA Webinars for June 2019
The MCAA Webinar Series features live and on-demand webinars on topics such as job site safety new construction technology increasing profits and more. Visit www.masoncontractors.org/live to view a full schedule of upcoming programs and to register.
Assuring the Successful Continuation of Your Family Business
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT
How to Save Your Company Thousands: An Introduction to Savings4Members
Monday, June 10, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT
TMS 602, Specification for Masonry Structures
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT
Effective Delegation in Action
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT
Concrete Masonry Field Tolerances
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT
Practical Steps to Creating a Productive Company Culture
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT
Sponsored by: J. Construction Company
How Codes Change the Way We Construct Masonry
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT
Silica Train-the-Trainer Course
Wednesday, July 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM CDT
Conversions: Proven Methods to Capturing Online Leads
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT
Presented by: Masonry Agency
Masonry Wall Bracing
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 9:00 AM CDT
Understanding Labor Cost, Productivity and Efficiency
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT
Presented by: J. Construction Company
Digital Sales: The Tools and Methods Necessary for Selling Online Leads
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT
Presented by: Masonry Agency
Turning People Problems into People Solutions
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT
Fostering Innovation with Construction Technology
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT
Presented by: FMI
Communication Between the Structural Engineer and Masonry Contractor
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT
Gain a Competitive Advantage Through Bonding
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT
Presented by: Federated Insurance
How to Prepare a Professional Masonry Submittal Package
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT
Developing the Next Generation using Performance Discussions
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT
How to Develop and Implement an Effective Quality Control Program
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT
How to Become an Equal Partner with the General Contractor
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT
Presented by: J. Construction Company
Management Essentials for the First Time or Recently Promoted Manager
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT
Mastering Millennial Mindset and Beyond: How to Attract and Retain Emerging Leaders
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT
Seismic Requirements of the Building Code
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT
New MCAA Members for June 2019
Port Saint Lucie, FL
C & M Masonry Contractors, Inc.
Locust Grove, GA
C&C Masonry, Inc.
D.E.A. Block Company
El Paso, TX
Design Masonry, Inc.
Santa Clarita, CA
JVS Masonry, Inc.
Commerce City, CO
Reading Bucket Service LLC
La Mesa, CA
Southern Brick, LLC
Square A Construction, Inc.
Tricor Masonry LLC