Safety Program

Safety Is Our Priority

The Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council’s Safety Department represents 81 counties in Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Membership safety means enhanced marketability to employers and working an entire career free of injury and illness. Safety for an employer means lower costs, superior worker productivity and an improved bottom line. By working together union carpenters and their employers meet their common goals.

Contact Information by Region

Central & Northern
12 E. Erie St.,
Chicago, IL 60611

2707 62nd Street Court,
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722

John Horak, Safety Director: 847-812-0121
Al Jotuatas, Assistant Safety Director
Bob St. Clair, Assistant Safety Director: 312-339-6823

OSHA’s Top 10 Violations for 2022

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released the top 10 safety violations for 2022:

  1. Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501)
  2. Hazard Communication  (1910.1200)
  3. Respiratory Protection (1910.134)
  4. Ladders (1926.1053)
  5. Scaffolding (1926.451)
  6. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147)
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178)
  8. Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503)
  9. Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment – Eye and Face Protection (1926.102)
  10. Machine Guarding (1910.212)

Three Short Construction Safety Videos from The Center for Construction Research & Training (CPWR)