ROCKVILLE, Md. - The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) has released a new DVD - Safety Leadership for Mechanical Construction Supervisors - which the association said offers viewers an overview of the skills required to be a good safety leader and build a strong safety culture.

“Not even the best safety programs can succeed without great leadership from the supervisors in charge of them,” said Tom Skaggs, chairman of MCAA’s Safety and Health Committee and vice president – safety for the Murphy Company. “That’s why I’m so pleased with MCAA’s new supervisor training DVD on safety leadership for mechanical construction supervisors. The DVD, which was created by MCAA’s Safety and Health Committee, gets the ball rolling by teaching foremen, project managers, and other supervisors the leadership skills that are most critical to making their safety programs successful.”

MCAA noted that viewers of the new Safety Leadership for Mechanical Construction Supervisors DVD will learn about key leadership skills such as leading by example, relationship building, mentoring, demanding safety excellence, taking good care of employees, and effective handling of difficult personalities. The DVD also provides real-life examples to enhance the leadership skills of mechanical construction jobsite supervisors.

MCAA members and local affiliated associations will receive a free copy of the DVD in their regular membership mailing. Non-members can order a copy through MCAA’s online store at

Publication date:08/09/2010