New SDS Program
MCAA compiling all relevant SDS forms
As you may be aware, OSHA is working on redeveloping their Haz Com program and moving to a new SDS program. As a service to our contractors we are going to begin work on compiling all relevant SDS forms to mason contractors and place them in one place on our website where you as a member would have access to download what you need. This should save contractors countless hours of going to each manufacturer and requesting or downloading the information.
We will also work with the manufacturers to keep the information on the database updated and we will notify contractors when a new form that they previously downloaded is available. All in all we are looking to make this process for contractors more efficient.
We are now beginning the process of gathering product information. If you can complete the Contractor SDS Information Spreadsheet and provide as much detail as possible, we will be happy to go out and request the new SDS information and have it placed in our new database. We are going to ask all our members to supply us their list in an effort to get as complete a database as possible.
We look forward to getting this new database up and running and serving your business needs. We look for opportunities to try to help with efficiencies and make your company more profitable. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please download the spreadsheet, fill it in as complete as possible and return it to our office.
About the Author
Jeff Buczkiewicz is the President and CEO of the Mason Contractors Association of America. Jeff has worked in the masonry industry for several years as the Executive Vice President of the Building Stone Institute and the Director of Marketing and Membership for the Mason Contractors Association of America. Jeff has also served as Secretary on the Board of the Natural Stone Council and is a former Board Member of the StonExpo Federation.