Category: MCAA Gateway

MCAA Gateway: June 2017

Last chance to enter Safety Advantage Awards Submissions due June 30 Words: Zach Everett   Submissions to the MCAA Safety Advantage Awards, sponsored by Federated Insurance, are due by June 30, 2017. 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...

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MCAA Gateway: May 2017

MCAA Safety Advantage Awards Submissions are now open for the 2017 MCAA Safety Advantage Awards, sponsored by Federated Insurance. Safety is overlooked by some contractors for several reasons: cost, time, resources, compounded focus on production, or simple ignorance. The goal of the MCAA Safety Advantage Awards is to help draw attention to the need and benefits of performing safely. The MCAA Safety Advantage Awards will be presented based on a mason contractor’s incident rate. The incident rate is calculated by multiplying the number of injuries and illnesses from the OSHA Form 300 by 200,000, divided by the total number of hours worked by all employees for the year.   All entries will be tabulated and awards will be presented at the MCAA Midyear Meeting,to the top two companies with less than 100,000 hours worked by all employees, and the top two companies with more than 100,000 hours worked by all employees. Entry is free for MCAA members. Visit www.masoncontractors.org/safety/awards to enter your company. Submissions must be received by June 30, 2017. MCAA Live Webinar Series May 3 Proven Strategies Top Contractors Use To Make More Money! May 8 Introduction to Call A Doctor Plus May 10 Religious Accommodation May 17 Motivating & Leading Generations in the Workplace May 24 Succession Planning and Leadership Development. May 31 Workers Compensation—Managed Risk or an Unnecessary Profit Leak? Sponsored by: Federated Insurance June...

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MCAA Gateway

Congratulations to Vincenzo Capasso  – Pullman Ermator S26 HEPA Dust Extractor Winner The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) congratulates Vincenzo Capasso of Capasso Restoration in North Haven, Conn.  Vincenzo is the winner of a S26 HEPA Dust Extractor, donated by Pullman Ermator. Unlike low cost homeowner vacuums, Ermator HEPA Dust Extractors are equipped with tested and certified HEPA filters that trap the smallest, most dangerous-to-breath dust particles and prevents them from being released in the air. A HEPA Dust Extractor not only exhausts perfectly clean air, it is far more efficient for the fast recovery of bulk dry dust, debris and other building materials found on every construction, abatement and restoration job site. They can also be connected to electrical power tools to extract the freshly cut and friable concrete dust, considered to be the most hazardous to construction workers. The Pullman Ermator S26 HEPA Dust Extractor was raffled at the 2017 World of Concrete show in Las Vegas.  All visitors who spun the MCAA prize wheel or completed a form at the MCAA booth or MCAA tent in the Gold Lot were entered to win. To learn more about the S26 HEPA Dust Extractor and Pullman Ermator’s full line of dust extractors, visit www.ermatorusa.com. The MCAA would like to thank Pullman Ermator for their generous donation and support of the masonry industry...

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MCAA Gateway: March 2017

MCAA Annual South of 40 Event Held At Señor Frog’s  The MCAA held it’s annual South of 40 event at Señor Frog’s Restaurant & Bar at Treasure Island Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. As a networking and fundraising event for the association, the space was packed and filled with food drinks, and great conversation. Additionally, guests could try out the Oculus Rift virtual reality games and be immersed in other worlds. The mission of the South of 40 Committee is to provide members the opportunity to learn, to become more involved, and introduce a youthful voice into the...

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MCAA Gateway: February 2017

Access Every MCAA Webinar In 2017 For Free The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) is proud to an- nounce the 2017 Live Webinar Season will feature over fty free webinars to all attendees. The 2017 season will kick off on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM CST with Getting Your Team Fully Onboard with Company Goals. Additional topics will include effective communication, building information modeling, and much more. Nearly every webinar will be offered at no charge to both MCAA members and non-members. A limited number of premium webinars will still be offered at a discount to MCAA members. Visit www.masoncontractors.org/live to view a list of upcoming webinars for 2017 and register for free. MCAA Live Webinar Series  February 22 Getting Your Team Fully Onboard with Company Goals March 8 Highlights of Effective Team Communication March 15 Attracting & Keeping Good People March 22 City Use Tax April 5 Effective Communication and the 4 Styles April 26 How Contractors Can Become Invincible to Lawsuits & Save Thousands in Taxes May 17 Motivating & Leading Generations in the Workplace May 24 Succession Planning and Leadership Development. June 7 High Payoff Activities & Performance Discussions June 28 Managing Interruptions: Electronic Messages & Others August 30 Alignment of Vision, Strategy, and People. 2017 MCAA Member-Get-A-Member Program As a member of the MCAA, you know the value of belonging to the...

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