4th Annual National Safety Stand-Down May 8th – 12th
The Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction is holding its fourth annual Safety Stand-Down for the week of May 8th-12th, 2017. The goal of the Stand-Down is to raise fall hazard awareness and prevent fall fatalities and injuries. Falls are a leading cause of death for workers, accounting for 350 of the 937 construction fatalities and 648 of the 4,836 fatalities in all industries recorded in 2015 (BLS data). MACSC & OSHA Region 3 Focus Four Campaign 2017 report
MACSC 30 Hour 10 week evening classes – Sept. 12 – Nov 14, 2017
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Mid-Atlantic Construction Safety Council
The MACSC consists of Construction Safety Specialists representing Construction Managers, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Insurance Companies, Insurance Brokers, Health Care, Union Representatives, Consultants, Construction Association Representatives and Others. MACSC’s efforts are directed towards, but not limited to sharing safety information for our mutual benefit, fostering safety awareness, standardizing safety practices, encouraging cooperation and open communications, providing a resource of knowledge, experience and information and assisting contractors with implementing and maintaining safe work practices.
Summer is here and the heat is on! Keep an eye on fellow workers & know signs of danger when working in extreme heat.
The new app, available for both Android and iPhone, is a collaborative effort between OSHA and NIOSH to update the OSHA Heat Safety Tool. Anyone using the current version is encouraged to download the new tool. This Tool will no longer be available for download after September, 30, 2017. For more information, see the NIOSH Science Blog post: Heat Index: When humidity makes it feel hotter.
OSHA issues temporary enforcement policy for confined space in construction. For more information, visit the OSHA website
MACSC Success Story – “Campaign to Prevent Falls In Construction” Article CWPR: The Center for Construction Research and Training
INTERESTED IN JOINING THE MID-ATLANTIC CONSTRUCTION SAFETY COUNCIL?
If you are a safety professional, working in construction in the Pennsylvania, Delaware or New Jersey area and are interested in becoming a member of the Mid-Atlantic Construction Safety Council, please download, complete and return our Membership Application listed below.