Foreman Ironworker Wins Hard Hat Sticker Design Contest
SEAA would like to congratulate Matt English, a foreman ironworker for MAS Building and Bridge, Norfolk, Mass., on his winning hard hat sticker design! The hard hat sticker will be offered as part of the association’s recognition of OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, May 2-6, 2022.
English said of his design concept: “It really shows all three themes but definitely Building America Safely. This was a picture I took a few years ago erecting a new entrance canopy for a car dealership. My co-worker (in the photo) has been an ironworker for 26 years and is very proud of it. The dealership flag was waving perfectly at the moment. To me it shows the pride in what we do and proud to be building America.”
In recognition of the week-long stand down, SEAA is also offering a poster“11 Tips for Post Fall Recovery,”which can be downloaded for free. This and other resources to assist steel erectors in holding a Fall Prevention Stand Down, are available onSEAA’s Stand Downpage.More.
SEAA Hosts Career Fair Highlighting Steel Construction Industry
SEAA hosted nearly 300 students from five school districts and several dozen military veterans for its construction career fair in January 2022. SEAA’s Long Range Planning Committee spearheaded the event, which was hosted by member company Adaptive Construction Solutions, Inc., at their training facility in Houston, Texas. More.
Three companies have joined the Steel Erectors Association of America’s (SEAA’s) network of SEAA/NCCER Ironworker Training Units and Assessment Sites. These companies are All Forms Fabrication, Steamboat Springs, Colo., GMF Steel Group, Lakeland, Fla., and SL Chasse Steel Fabricators and Erectors, Hudson, N.H.
The program grants member companies access to nationally recognized credentials for ironworkers, riggers, crane operators, and signal persons. Because of SEAA’s affiliation with NCCER, members also have access to the craft training materials, assessments, and certifications for all of NCCER’s craft training curriculum. More.
Skilled craft professionals continue to earn high wages, according to NCCER’s 2022 Construction Craft Salary Survey. More than 135 commercial, industrial and residential construction companies across the U.S., representing over 337,000 employees, participated in the survey. The individual craft areas reported provide average annual salaries, not including overtime, per diem, bonuses or other incentives.
Of the 41 construction positions surveyed, average annual salaries ranged from $49,920 to $98,965. Project supervisors and project managers topped the list, earning over $90,200 and $98,900 respectively.More.
United Rentals, Stamford, Conn., has earned two awards in 2022 for Top Workplaces USA, issued by Energage, and Forbes list of America’s Best Employers 2022.
The Top Workplaces USA award is based on data gathered by an independent employee engagement survey, and recognized United Rentals for having an outstanding people-oriented culture.Forbes America’s Best Employers 2022 recognizes United Rentals as an employer of choice that provides people a great place to work and grow.More.
Lincoln Electric offers Welding, Structural Steel Connection Seminars
Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, Ohio, will hold two Blodgett seminars in 2022. The first seminar, Blodgett's Design of Welded Connections: Steel Structures will take place on May 16-20, 2022. The seminar will take a closer look at AWS D1.5 standards in addition to the traditional coursework.
The second seminar, Blodgett's Design of Welded Connections: Steel Weldments will be heldOctober 24-28, 2022.The seminar will focus on AWS D14 standards and connections subject to static, cyclic, and shock loading, and will have an emphasis on fatigue.Both courses are in person at Lincoln Electric's Welding Technology & Training Center at its headquarters in Cleveland.More.
SEAA Member Companies Unite in the Name of Safety
Malta Dynamics, Malta, Ohio, welcomed Bryan McClure, Owner of Trivent Safety Consulting, Denver Colo., to its podcast,Dynamic Discussions. The episode answers the question, what does OSHA say about training frequency, and what documentation is required? Watch the full episodehere.