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Comprehensive Inventory of Construction Industry Multiemployer Pension Plans Released
MCAA, in conjunction with Horizon Actuarial Services, LLC, has released the Fourth Edition of its comprehensive inventory and analysis of construction industry multiemployer defined benefit pension plans for all 790 construction industry plans covering the 2004 through the 2013 plan years. This ground breaking analysis of historical trends in pension plans' key operating data will aid stakeholders and public policy makers in ensuring plans' futures. The inventory is available as a free download to MCAA and MSCA members. Download it here.
MCAA’s Model Hearing Conservation Program Helps Members Protect Affected Workers
When mechanical construction, service, and/or fabrication shop workers may be exposed to noise levels that are at or above established permissible levels, affected employers must establish hearing conservation programs to help prevent occupational noise-related hearing loss in the affected workers. The MCAA Model Hearing Conservation Program will help contractors protect their affected workers and comply with the applicable Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) hearing conservation regulations. The model walks the user through the requirements involving: workplace noise sampling; audiometric testing; selection of hearing protection equipment; evaluation of hearing protection equipment attenuation and effectiveness; worker training and information; and much more. The program is free to MCAA and MSCA members as a membership benefit. Find it in the online store.
Management Methods Bulletin Explains the Importance of Turnover Meetings
Read MCAA’s latest Management Methods Bulletin to find out why turnover meetings are so important. Turnover Meetings—Estimating/Sales to Project Management (JM 15)—explains the purpose and importance of turnover meetings, who should attend, when the meetings should take place and why, what topics should be covered and tips for ensuring their optimum productivity. Helpful meeting planning sheets are also included. Management Methods Bulletins are free to MCAA and MSCA members as a benefit of membership. Download your copy of the bulletin, or get the entire Management Methods Manual.
Safe Transmission: RF Awareness for Mechanical Service Showcases Safe Work Practices for Technicians Working Near Rooftop Telecommunications Antennas
MCAA’s safety training video is designed to help protect mechanical service technicians from the hazards associated with radio frequency radiation (RF) emitted by rooftop telecommunications antennas. The fast-paced training video: highlights potential rooftop RF exposures, describes the best safe work practices, and presents other protective measures for situations where standard safe work practices may not provide enough protection. The video is free to MCAA and MSCA members as a benefit of membership. To access the video, go to Apple’s App Store or the Android Play Store and search for “MCAA Video.” Download the app, then enter your MCAA Members-Only password when prompted. OR download the video and training materials here.