Alert Today…Alive Tomorrow”
2016 MACSC Safety Slogan Campaign 2016 submitted by Luis Ortiz-Castro from Master Locators. Congratulations!
National Safety Stand-Down
The purpose of the National Fall Prevention Stand-Down is to raise awareness of preventing fall hazards in construction. Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction workers, accounting for 337 of the 874 construction fatalities recorded in 2014 (BLS preliminary data). Those deaths were preventable. Fall prevention safety standards were among the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards, during fiscal year 2014.
2016 Stand-Down Goals
Last year’s Stand-Down was a tremendous success, reaching more than 2.5 million workers. This year, OSHA’s goal is to reach 5 million workers. If we meet this goal, we will have touched more than half of the construction workers in the country.
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.
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.