Safety

The MCAI places a high priority on worker safety and health. As illustration of this, a safety director has been on staff since January 2000.

Since 1995, the MCAI, in conjunction with the U.A. Local 33 JATC, has offered safety training in Des Moines. In 2001, the safety training program was expanded to U.A. Local 125 in Cedar Rapids.

Not only is safety training available to members, but phone and on-site safety consultation is also available. Even more beneficial to our contractor members is that annual MCAI membership dues cover the cost of most safety services.

With no additional out-of-pocket costs and a full-time safety professional on staff, we believe our safety services to be some of the best around. Make good use of your membership dollars. The next time you have a safety-related question, or need some assistance with your safety program, give us a call.

Consultation

Whether you have a quick question that can be answered over the phone, or have an issue that requires on-site assistance, the MCAI can help. We strive to stay on top of compliance issues, and have excellent resources available for assistance when necessary. If you need help setting up your safety and health program, or if you just need someone to review your existing program, let us know. We can also accompany management on safety reviews of jobsites [See SPOT-IT! resource below.], fabrication facilities, and even your office building. In the event you become involved in an OSHA inspection/citation, we can help guide you through their response process (i.e. Informal Conference).

Training

Do you ever run into jobs that require workers to be trained on specific OSHA standards before they can begin work? Depending on the topic, and the time frame you have available to complete the training, we may be able to assist you in meeting these requirements.  Scheduled safety training is also available periodically at Locals 33 and 125. For dates, view our online calendar.

MCAI Safety and Health Committee

One of the MCAI’s most active committees, this group works with the MCAI Director of Safety & Training to develop new training programs and cutting edge safety resources for MCAI members. Go here to see who is on the committee. Contact the MCAI office if you are interested in joining the committee.

MCAI Training Vault

Available to MCAI members and Industry Fund Contributors, the MCAI Training Vault website allows the MCAI staff, MCAI Members, Industry Fund Contributors and U.A. Locals 33 and 125 the unique ability to share worker training records via a central database. The database is accessible 24/7 from anywhere an internet connection is available. Safety training makes up a majority of the training records, but the system is also used to input, track and produce required documentation for Continuing Education (CEU) training classes associated with the Iowa Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Board.