I know this is a very, very strange and uncertain time for everyone.  If there’s anything I can do, or MCA-Omaha can do for you or your company, please do not hesitate to reach out and ask me.  We will continue to provide information as we receive it.

Hang in there and please stay safe and sane!  Both Michele and I are here to answer any questions and if we don’t know the answer, we’ll find someone who can!

Kelsey Johnson (kjohnson@mca-omaha.org) – 402.708.2964

Michele Hoffman (mhoffman@mca-omaha.org)- 402.305.8969



  • MCAA Webinar Series
  • #26  MCAA’s Publication to Quantify CV-19 Loss of Labor Productivity
    Stynchcomb, Ibbs, McNerney
    Tuesday, August 4th 12:00 – 2:00 PM (Central)
  • #27 – Latest Research Impacting Workforce Re-Occupancy Planning
    Steve Horwood & Luke Leung
    Tuesday, August 11th 12:00 PM (Central)
  • #28 – Tackling Driver Health and Safety Challenges Posed by COVID-19
    Del Lisk
    Tuesday, August 18th 12:00 PM (Central)
  • #29 – Conversations with Facility Managers – Straight Talk Regarding Building System Needs and Expectations
    Patrick Shaw, Kevin Goetz, Andy Van Haren, David Bavisotto, and Chris Carter
    Tuesday, September 1st 12:00 PM (Central)


Use the link above to view recordings of these previous MCAA Webinars:

Webinar #1 – Safely Working Remote with Nick Espinosa

Webinar #2 – Continuity of Business Operations for Trade Contractors – Jeff Sample

Webinar #3 – Shifting Work from the Jobsite – Jonathan Marsh, James Benham

Webinar #4 – Guidelines for COVID-19 to Help Protect Mechanical Industry

Webinar #5 – Implementing Paid Leave Requirements Under the FFCRA

Webinar #6 – HVACR/ Plumbing Best Practices During COVID-19

Webinar #7 – Effects on Construction Contracts with Paul Stynchcomb

Webinar #8 – OSHA Enforcement Preparation

Webinar #9 – Selling in Turbulent Times

Webinar #10 – Project Management Tools for Remote Work

Webinar #11 – Future Planning for the Service Industry

Webinar #12 – Strategies to Improve Business with Cathy Krosby

Webinar #13 – How We Are Running Operations with Koontz, Rogers and Fuller

Webinar #14 – Navigating Uncertain Times with Radical Self-Care with Holcomb & Pozdol

Webinar #15 – Identify and Reduce Social Engineering Attacks with Smith & Gouge

Webinar #16 – Calculating Impacts: How to Apply the Measured Mile with John Koontz

Webinar #17 – Legal Issues Concerning COVID-19 Employee Screening with Brad Hammock

Webinar #18 – How to Influence Your Employees to Willingly Comply with COVID Protections

Webinar #19 – Estimating Labor Impacts – How to Use the MCAA Factors with John Koontz

Webinar #20 – Virtual Communication Skills with Mark Matteson

Webinar #21 – Cleaning & Disinfecting Tools with Raffi Elchemmas

Webinar #22 – How to Estimate the Impacts of Overtime on Labor Productivity with John Koontz

Webinar #23 – Importance of Obtaining Prime Contractor’s Native CPM Scheduling Files w/ John Koontz

Webinar #24 – Permanent Tech Solutions from the Pandemic w/ Tauhira Ali & Sean McGuire

Webinar #25 – Harassment & Respect in the Workplace w/ Jon Landesman & Dan Fierstein








Houghton Webinar Links – COVID & Employment 

During our July Webinar with Dave Houghton, he mentioned a few important links related to COVID and employment.

DOL Brief Fact Sheet – Identifies expanded sick leave benefits/requirements

IRS FAQ – Tax credits available to employers who are required to give out the expanded sick leave

Small Employer Rules (fewer than 50 employees)


ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force Releases Updated Reopening Guide for Schools and Universities

As schools prepare to reopen for the fall academic year, the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force has developed HVAC systems operation guidance to mitigate the airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2.
Full Article 




  • CDC Recommendations
    Link to the CDC’s recommendations on various scenarios for starting and ending quarantine, updated 7/16/20.Link




  • MCAA COVID-19 Critical Industries Requirements for Mechanical Contractors – Summary Report (June 15th)

    Resource Link – Make sure your company is doing all the necessary and required things to help protect your employees from COVID-19 by reading through MCAA’s summary report.





  • COVID-19 Resource Package 3.0 – Cohen Seglias

    Resource Link – Cohen Seglias Construction Contracts & Risk Management Group prepared sample notice letters for use on jobs where construction has or is about to resume under pre-existing contracts.  Also included in this packet is sample language to add to change order releases.






  • 2020 MCAA Change Order Publication Update

    Download Your Copy – MCAA Members can now download the 2020 edition of Change Orders, Productivity, Overtime – A Primer for the Construction Industry.

    The revamped resource provides guidance to contractors that are looking to measure the impact that delays, PPE, and manpower limitations have on construction sites. The guide helps contractors identify and quantify activities before and after the start of the pandemic in order to build change orders correctly.






  • MCAA Model COVID-19 Exposure Control Plan
  • REVISED Return to Work Exposure Control Plan  (6/19/20)
    Many construction owners, general contractors, and construction managers are now requiring their contractors and subcontractors to produce either a company COVID-19 Exposure Control Plan, or a Site-Specific COVID-19 Exposure Control Plan.  If your company is required to produce either plan, MCAA’s new easily customizable plan will make meeting the requirement very easy.  Simply fill in the highlighted areas, delete what doesn’t apply to your company or specific jobsite applications, and add any specialized requirements to have an effective plan in place very quickly.






  • Epidemic Rider – For Negotiated Subcontracts and Response to Proposals

    Rider Language – From MCAA, language prepared and provided by Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C.





  • Sample Building Re-Opening Letter

    MCAA_System-Flushing_Sample-Letter  – As buildings are reopening after being shut down or used less during the pandemic, there is an inherent risk to the water and air systems.  MCAA has drafted a comprehensive and customizable letter for you to send to building owners as they  prepare to re-open their buildings.








U.S. DOL Publishes Additional Guidance on Wage and Hour Rules, Family Medical Leave As Workplaces Reopen 

On Monday, July 20, the U.S. Department of Labor published additional guidance for workers and employers on how the protections and requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) affect the workplace as workplaces reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic. The guidance from the Department’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) includes commonly asked questions and answers that address critical issues in all three laws.

Full Article

  • MCAA COVID-19 – Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

    Poster Download – All employers must post this notice in a conspicuous place on the premises.  Since employees may be working remotely, this can be done by e-mailing or direct mailing the notice, or posting the notice on an employee intranet site or external website.
    – Updated FAQs – FFCRA





 OSHA  Publication – Guidance on Returning to Work (6/22/20)

This publication addresses planning for reopening, applicable OSHA standards, employer FAQs, and much more.



•  OSHA Revises Enforcement Guidance for Recording COVID-19 Cases (5/19/20)

OSHA recently sent revised enforcement guidance to it’s regional administrators regarding affected employers’ obligation to record and report work-related cases of COVID-19.  The memorandum makes it clear that employers must make a good faith effort to determine whether a case of COVID-19 is work-related, and if so, record and report the illness if the other required recording criteria also applies.




• NIOSH-Certified N95 Respirator Requirement Temporarily Suspended

Includes links to places you can actually find suitable N95’s too!




Two New Sources for COVID-19 PPE (cloth face coverings, hand sanitizer, etc).

One is the company MONTCO, and the other is a long-time MCAA partner, RESCUE ONE.  Both companies are credible, reliable, and have good relationships with MCAA.