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Safety first and always.
June 2019

Safety Doesn’t Happen on Accident

Chairman’s Message

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As I write this message, it is National Safety Week, and our company is gearing up to have a Safety Stand-Down.

A “stand-down” is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. There are several ways a stand down can be done, maybe take a break to have a toolbox talk or another safety activity. The point is to share the importance of safety in the workplace.

Safety first and always, we want every single team member to go home the way they came. Y’all know the drill. It should be much more than a slogan though. It needs to be more than something we have printed on our hard hats or vests. It starts at the top. Owners, managers, and supervisors- you are the leaders and can make safety the priority on your jobs by living it through example. Gone should be the days of, “do as I say, not as I do.”

To all of you in the field, working hard to get units in the wall- remember that safety comes first. You can be productive and safe at the same time. Don’t take chances. You have your family, friends, and your work team depending on you.

Here I am on my soapbox again - but safety is so important that I wanted to take the time to put it in its place at the top. So much so that MCAA has provided a ton of great tools to its members including:

Safety Library

This is full of tons of resources, many of which you can use for toolbox talks for free.

Silica Resources

Including:

Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

You can find a lot of major masonry suppliers’ SDS sheets that are available for download.

Beeline Purchasing Program

This program provides 10-30% savings over traditional methods of purchasing because of the buying power of the association. You can take advantage of this for PPE and other safety items.

Safety Forums

These safety-related webinars are a great way to increase your knowledge - plus they’re free for members and are a great way to receive credit in the Safety discipline for certification.

Employee Onboarding

The MCAA compiled a list of topics for your new employee orientations, along with three videos in both English and Spanish, available for free to members:

MCAA Safety Advantage Awards

The goal of these awards is to help draw attention to the needs and benefits of performing safely. It is based on a mason contractor’s incident rate and awarded at the Midyear. For more information and to submit your entries go to www.masoncontractors.org/safety/awards by June 30, 3019.

It might even be shocking to some of you that there are these many great resources out there that are mostly FREE with your MCAA membership. Take advantage of these resources to help keep your teams safe and healthy.

If that’s not enough, the other big thing that’s been a hit with our industry is the MCAA Online Community. You can ask questions to other contractors and get great advice, including safety - our topic of the week. If you have not checked this out, be sure to do so. It’s another great free membership perk that can make you a better contractor.

I’m gearing up right now to make the trip to Washington DC, where we will have our Legislative Conference. You’ll hear about how that trip goes in my next article.

In the meantime, be sure to mark your calendars for the upcoming MCAA Midyear Meeting, which will be held September 8-11 at the Omni Mount Washington Resort in New Hampshire. I can’t wait to see you there. It’s going to beautiful there in the fall!

Until next time - Stay Safe!

Chairman’s Message Archive

Doing Our Part

May 2019
Doing Our Part

Preparing for D.C.

April 2019
Preparing for D.C.

Recent Updates

September 2018
Recent Updates

Masonry’s Future

August 2018
Masonry’s Future

Worthwhile Work

June 2018
Worthwhile Work

A New Beginning

February 2018
A New Beginning

Givers Gain

January 2018
Givers Gain

Things to Remember

March 2017
Things to Remember

Looking Forward

February 2017
Looking Forward

A Fresh Start

January 2017
A Fresh Start

Who Moved My Cheese?

September 2016
Who Moved My Cheese?

Giving back

December 2015
Giving back

An exciting year ahead

February 2015
An exciting year ahead

Defining success

December 2014
Defining success

Staying busy for you

August 2014
Staying busy for you

Ready for action

February 2014
Ready for action

Thanks

January 2014
Thanks

Happy holidays

December 2013
Happy holidays

MCAA Midyear update

November 2013
MCAA Midyear update

The MCAA in D.C.

August 2013
The MCAA in D.C.

A Lot Happening

July 2013
A Lot Happening

Eye opening

June 2013
Eye opening

Positive movement

March 2013
Positive movement

Headed to Vegas

February 2013
Headed to Vegas

New beginning

January 2013
New beginning

It’s finally over

December 2012
It’s finally over

My trip to the Rockies

November 2012
My trip to the Rockies

The 2012 election

October 2012
The 2012 election

Stay involved

September 2012
Stay involved

Networking

August 2012
Networking

Summer time

July 2012
Summer time

Exciting time

June 2012
Exciting time

Working for you

May 2012
Working for you

New beginnings

March 2012
New beginnings

Farewell!

February 2012
Farewell!

One more to go!

January 2012
One more to go!

Join us in Vegas

November 2011
Join us in Vegas

As the world turns

August 2011
As the world turns

A Bright Future

May 2011
A Bright Future

Tidbits From MCAA

March 2011
Tidbits From MCAA

Time Flies By

February 2011
Time Flies By

The End of the Year

December 2010
The End of the Year

Busy Times!

November 2010
Busy Times!

South of 40

October 2010
South of 40

What Are We Doing?

August 2010
What Are We Doing?

Moving Forward

March 2010
Moving Forward

A Fond Farewell

February 2010
A Fond Farewell

A New Year

January 2010
A New Year

Start the Year Strong

December 2009
Start the Year Strong

MCAA in D.C.

September 2009
MCAA in D.C.

Brick Voids

August 2009
Brick Voids

Vision 2020

February 2009
Vision 2020

State of the Association

February 2009
State of the Association

The Silver Lining

January 2009
The Silver Lining

Impact on the Hill

June 2008
Impact on the Hill

New Horizons

February 2008
New Horizons

Wrapping up Another Year

December 2007
Wrapping up Another Year

Greetings From Italy!

November 2007
Greetings From Italy!

We Need Your Help!

January 2005
We Need Your Help!

The Strength of Unity

November 2003
The Strength of Unity

Changing of the Guard

February 2002
Changing of the Guard

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Cantarella & Son, Inc.
MCAA member since 2013

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