About the Conference

MCAA's Annual Safety Directors’ Conference is the one place where mechanical industry safety professionals and UA safety instructors can get world-class education on the most current, mechanical industry-specific safety and health topics and issues.

How do we do that?

  • By providing preeminent educational sessions on the most urgent safety and health topics and issues affecting mechanical construction and service firms, and their pipefitters, plumbers, sprinklerfitters, service technicians, and fabrication shop workers.
  • By selecting extremely knowledgeable and engaging instructors to present the topics and issues.
  • By inviting specially selected manufacturers and suppliers to introduce and exhibit state-of-the-art safety and health products, equipment, services, etc., that are applicable for use in the mechanical construction and service industry.
  • By establishing networking and team-building opportunities for attendees to build relationships with their fellow safety and health professionals and safety trainers.

This Year's Conference Highlights

Lessons from the Hijacking of Maersk Alabama: Get a first-hand account from the Captain of the Maersk Alabama, Captain Richard Phillips, as he tells the story of being hijacked and held hostage by Somalian pirates!

Radical Safety: Olympic skier Vince Poscente talks about the neuroscience of performance, minimizing risk and how safety has everything to do with how each of us aligns our conscious and subconscious mind.

A.V.E.R.T. Active Shooter & Bleed Control: Lacey and Nicole will tell the story of their experience during the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas in 2017. Lacey was shot during the incident and Nicole, her friend, helped save her life.

Secret Power of Safety Leaders: Regina McMichael, the president of The Learning Factory, Inc., will teach you the magic power of coaching and lifting others to problem solve on their own instead of asking, waiting, and watching you fix their safety challenges.

Current Legal State of Recreational and Medicinal Marijuana in America’s Workplaces: Adele Abrams is an attorney who will address the changing landscape for substance abuse prevention in the workplace, and how this relates to improved mental health for workers.

Deep Dive into Current Mechanical Industry Loss Trends: Corey Rimmer will help you understand the evolving exposures and vulnerabilities that will allow you to remain responsive and flexible and help you mitigate risks and stay ahead of the curve.

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact MCAA's Executive Director, Safety, Health and Risk Management, Raffi Elchemmas.

Pre Safety Directors' Conference Courses

MCAA continues to present free pre-Safety Directors’ Conference courses. Come early, on Monday, January 17 – Tuesday, January 18, and you can earn a qualification to:

  1. Administer CPR/AED;
  2. Instruct CPR/AED classes; or
  3. Renew your ASHI Instructor status.
  4. Confined Spaces in Construction Competent Person Qualification

The CPR/AED courses will use American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) training materials.

The CPR/AED courses will require coursework that will come directly from Rescue-One and needs to be completed prior to the conference.

Registration for these sessions is limited, so register now, before the Wednesday, December 29 cutoff.

Post Safety Directors' Conference Workshop

The knowledge you’ll gain from this post-conference course could help you save lives. Gary Lumsden, an A.V.E.R.T. Active Shooter and Bleeding Control Instructor and Trainer Instructor, will teach you the proper way to use a tourniquet to stop bleeding. He will also teach you to use other valuable tools such as a bleed pack.

Coursework will be required prior to conference, more information to come.

To ensure the best possible learning experience for each participant, the class size is limited to 30 students. Register today before the Wednesday December 29 cutoff .