The health, safety and well-being of every individual in our industry is the cornerstone upon which our members build.

Safety is a top priority at the Master Builders' Association. To assure that the industry maintains their commitment to safety, below are some essential products and services, which are either free or are offered at a significant member discount.

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Summer Safety Procedures: On the Worksite and At Home

On average, more than 3 workers die every month from a trench collapse. Learn more here.

MBA Video Library
National Safety Council
On - Line Safety Training Click Safety
Safety Products
Substance Abuse Program
Tool Box Talks
Western Pennsylvania Construction Industry Drug Free Partnership (Drug Program)

Confined Spaces in Construction
A confined space is an enclosed area with limited space and accessibility. An example is the interior of a storage tank, which may be occasionally entered by workers for maintenance but is otherwise not a habitable space. Hazards in a confined space often include harmful dust or gases, asphyxiation, submersion in liquids or free-flowing granular solids (for example, grain bins), electrocution, or entrapment.

Confined Space Program is available to MBA members by clicking here.

Harness Hero - A Safety Training App That Can Save Lives.
Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry. In 2014, over 300 construction workers died as a result of a fall at work. These deaths are preventable with the proper use of fall prevention and fall protection. The Master Builders Association is taking fall protection training to the modern day and using an app to train anyone with a Smartphone or tablet. Titled Harness Hero, it’s not just a game but an innovative approach to saving lives in the construction industry. This gaming app will enhance the way construction companies deliver fall protection training and is available for download through the Google Play Store, Amazon Under Ground, and Apple iTunes. For more information on how to become a Harness Hero, visit Harness Hero click here or contact the MBA Safety Director Bob McCall at 412-922-3912 or

OSHA and our region's construction industry partners have initiated a "Focus Four Hazards" campaign throughout OSHA's Region III's jurisdiction. We encourage you and your leadership to participate in this four month cooperative initiative. Click here for: How to conduct an effective tool-box talk.

Focus Four Safety Toolbox Talks

Electrical Safety
How can we prevent electrocutions while using power tools?
Be aware of the power lines where you live and work.
How to assist an electorcuted worker.
Working near High Voltage Energized Electrical Lines.

Falls: General Protection and Awareness
Preventing Falls From Scaffolding
How do we prevent falls through skylights and holes?
How do we prevent falls from aerial lifts?

Causes of Roadway Fatalities
Head Protection
Equipment: Falling Objects
How do we safely work around and secure loads?

How can you prevent trench cave- ins?
Safely performing maintenance on site equipment.
How can you safely work near moving/energized parts.
Preventing Injuries from Skid Steer Loader.
Working Safely Around Cranes and Material Handling Operations.

FREE silica compliance resources for the industry to utilize towards your compliance efforts.

Silica Hazard Awareness Training – This PDF can be used to train your employees who may work around silica on hazard awareness.
Silica Program Template (word document) – This written program will serve as a template for a company silica compliance program.
Silica – Medical Surveillance – This PDF (provided by Ameristat) is on the medical surveillance requirements for contractors.
Silica Reference and Resources Handout – This PDF is a helpful handout with links to silica guidance.

If you have any questions about the Safety Training at the MBA please contact:
Bob McCall
Director of Safety
412.922.3912 (o) | 412.292.1125 (m)