According to the Center for Construction Research and Training, also known as CPWR, about 26 workers die every year using aerial lifts, reports Safety+Health. The main causes of these accidents are electrocution, falls and tip-overs or getting stuck between the bucket, or guardrail and an object. Meanwhile, ANSI A92.20 from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and CSA B354.6 from the CSA Group, formerly Canadian Standards Association, are working to raise the standard of training for using aerial lifts. According to a report by Rental Management, the new standards will make rental stores train and prepare their customer service staff on how to help customers select the appropriate machine needed for a job. Technical maintenance staff will be trained on the new features of the machines as well as the new calibration procedures to make the transition to new equipment as easy as possible.
OSHA has published the final rule clarifying certification requirements for crane operators, which becomes effective on December 9, 2018. Operators can be certified either by type of crane and capacity of crane, or by type of crane only. This revision of a 2010 requirement, which was effective Nov. 10, 2018, ensures more accredited testing organizations are eligible to meet OSHA’s certification program requirements, according to an announcement released by the agency.
The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) is a proud Partner of OSHA’s 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.
The Steel Erectors Association of America has joined other industry stakeholders in publicly supporting seven policy recommendations to make the United States the world leader in workforce development.
RT 335, issued this month, tackles the topic: “Restoring the Dignity of Work: Transforming the U.S. Workforce Development System into a World Leader.” This advocacy document is meant to educate local, state, and federal legislators on why reforming our workforce system is critical. It outlines seven policies that can be implemented in less than three years that will positively impact workforce development.
The American National Standards Institute approved in early July the publication of a new standard to address the need for dropped object prevention and tool tethering. ANSI/ISEA 121-2018: American National Standard for Dropped Object Prevention Solutions was developed by safety equipment manufacturers working with the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA).
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.
If you’re involved in the design or construction of steel buildings or bridges, NASCC: The Steel Conference is the premiere opportunity to immerse yourself in the latest design concepts, construction techniques and cutting-edge research while engaging with thousands of industry professionals. The 2018 conference takes place April 11-13 in Baltimore, Md., and offers more than 130 sessions covering a wide array of topics and more than 200 exhibitors showcasing products ranging from fabrication equipment to structural design software. Registration for the conference is now open at www.aisc.org/nascc.
Sessions focus on structural engineering, steel fabrication, erection, detailing, business issues and technology. The program also offers a full track on legal issues, such as delay claims, contracts and bidding, as well as a tailored collection of sessions for architects. More
2019 Speakers Needed
Meanwhile, convention planning committees are already seeking speakers for the 2019 event. Erectors interested in suggesting topics should contact Mark Yerke, S&R Enterprises, at email@example.com by Jan. 26, 2018.