Multiple lift rigging, or “christmas treeing,” is prohibited for construction activities other than steel erection because of the hazards involved, including beams hitting other objects or people. OSHA’s Sub Part R 1926.753 addresses the use multiple lift rigging assemblies, and a 2005 OSHA letter of interpretation provides additional explanation. Because of the necessity for this work practice in steel erection, crew members should understand the dangers and follow best practices.
May SEAA Connector News
The Steel Erectors Association of America is a proud Partner of the national Safe + Sound Campaign. The Safe + Sound Campaign encourages every workplace in the U.S. to have a safety and health program, a proactive approach to identifying and managing workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness.
Networking on the golf course or shooting range is ranked as top benefit of attending the SEAA Convention & Trade Show.
Thank you to 2018 sponsors, who donated prize money to sweeten the deal. See a full list of sponsors at seaa.net/seaa-convention--trade-show.html#sponsors.
An independent panel of judges on behalf of The Steel Erectors Association of America selected three steel construction projects for the association’s annual Projects of the Year. Teams from Gardner-Watson Decking (Class I for erection contracts up to $500,000), Buckner Companies (Class III above $1 million to $2.5 million), and J.P. Cullen & Sons (Class IV over $2.5 million) were honored at SEAA’s 2018 Annual Convention, held in April in Greensboro, N.C. Note, no awards were granted in the Class II category ($500,000 to $1 million) for 2017.
The winning projects demonstrate the range and complexity of steel construction in the United States. One project was a steel decking job on a massive distribution center in Louisville, Ky., for a retail company ruled by capitalism and the Almighty Dollar. The other two jobs were temples of worship—one to Almighty God and the other the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks.