EZG Manufacturing
Federated Insurance
Fraco USA, Inc.
Hohmann and Barnard, Inc.
Husqvarna Construction Products N.A.
Hydro Mobile, Inc.
iQ Power Tools
Kennison Forest Products, Inc.
Mortar Net Solutions
Non-Stop Scaffolding
Southwest Scaffolding
Tradesmen's Software, Inc.
April 2, 2012 7:00 AM CDT

April 2012 Live Webinar Series schedule

Improve profitability and productivity


MCAA’s Live Webinar Series allows mason contractors to attend the best seminars that will improve productivity and profitability.

MCAA’s Live Webinar Series allows mason contractors to attend the best seminars that will improve productivity and profitability.
The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) has announced the Live Webinar Series schedule for April 2012. Courses include:

Are Your Contractors Really Independent?

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT

The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, in addition to the State Tax and Wage and Hour authorities have targeted the construction industry for Employee Misclassification Audits and Enforcement Actions. During this webinar, we will review the factors government agencies use in determining whether 1099 contractors are actually "employees" protected under state and federal minimum wage and overtime laws, as well as the unemployment insurance and worker's compensation laws. We will also discuss what remedial measures employers can take to correct misclassification decisions.

Register for Are Your Contractors Really Independent

Discipline: Ethics & Business Practices
Credits: 1.00
$50.00 MCAA Members / $75.00 Non-members

OSHA Investigations

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT

Every employer should strive to maintain a safe and OSHA compliant workplace. Not only are customers, insurers and others increasingly scrutinizing employers’ OSHA records as a condition of doing business, but OSHA penalties and citations can be substantial - as much as $70,000 for a single willful or repeat violation. Failure to properly prepare for an inspection, or being unaware of your rights, may lead to serious financial consequences.

Do you ever wonder what OSHA inspectors are looking for during an investigation? OSHA’s purpose is to gather evidence so citations and penalties can be issued and later affirmed. This informative webinar will help contractors prepare and understand how to exercise their rights - prior to, during and after OSHA inspections. The webinar will also provide strategies on how to respond to OSHA inspections.

Register for OSHA Investigations

Discipline: Ethics & Business Practices
Credits: 1.00
$50.00 MCAA Members / $75.00 Non-members

MCAA Safety Forum

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT

The MCAA Safety Forum will be open to all MCAA members to discuss safety related issues. Has OSHA cited you for an issue? Do you have a safety question for others in the industry? Do you have a question on procedure? The sky is the limit on topics for discussion related to safety and if you have them we strongly encourage you to take advantage of this unique opportunity to tap into safety experts from around the country to openly ask questions. When it comes to safety, no question is silly or unreasonable.

It will also be a great opportunity to share safety ideas you have and share things you do as a company to enhance your safety. The sharing of information is extremely important and it is also important to track trends in safety and enforcement.

Register for MCAA Safety Forum

Discipline: Safety
Credits: 1.00
Free for MCAA members

Basic Masonry Estimating Seminar

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM CDT

The Basic Masonry Estimating Seminar will teach you the basics of masonry estimating. This seminar will include a step-by-step approach to the estimating procedure including direct and indirect costs, materials, labor, equipment, project and office overhead and, of course, profit.

This intensive course will teach the key areas of responsibility for estimators such as bidding documents, estimate types, estimating mathematics, bid forms and computer solutions.

It's no wonder the most profitable companies are companies with the most educated estimators. Enroll your employees today and watch your profits grow!

Register for Basic Masonry Estimating Seminar

Discipline: Bidding Practices
Credits: 6.00
$200.00 MCAA Members / $300.00 Non-members

An Introduction to LEED and Masonry Construction

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT

This seminar will provide a general overview of the LEED for New Construction version 3.0 rating system and the LEED credit categories and point system. The seminar will also include a review of the LEED certification process. The discussion of the LEED credits will include examples using masonry construction. In addition, sustainable design strategies, not included in LEED, but applicable to masonry construction will also be discussed.

Register for An Introduction to LEED and Masonry Construction

Discipline: General
Credits: 1.00
$50.00 MCAA Members / $75.00 Non-members

MCAA’s Live Webinar Series allows mason contractors to earn Masonry Certification credits from the comfort of your home or office while attending the best seminars that will improve productivity and profitability. Attendees are able to ask questions and have access to handouts just as they would in a classroom setting.

Visit to learn more about each webinar and to view a full schedule of all upcoming webinars.

About the Author

Tim O’Toole is the Director of Marketing for the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA). He has a Masters in Business Administration from Webster University and has worked in the masonry industry since 2003.


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