The Steel Erectors Association of America joins other leading industry associations in supporting 2020 ConExpo-Con/Agg, to be held March 10-14 in Las Vegas, Nev. Visit us at booth GL31201.
“Special focuses on Workforce Solutions, Tech Experience, and Safety make this more than just an equipment show. It aligns closely with SEAA’s own initiatives for steel erection contractors,” said Tom Underhill, Executive Director of SEAA.More.
SEAA Sponsored NCCER Construction Pathways Convention
The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) sponsored the Construction Careers Pathways Conference, an NCCER initiative that took place in December at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. The conference aims to provide successful career paths to America’s youth through construction industry and education partnerships.
This year’s conference covered a range of topics, including programs for every stage of learning, recruitment strategies, and becoming an industry of choice. One popular panel discussion featured Young Craft Professionals who shared why they chose construction. Prior to the conference, NCCER released several Best Practice Profiles.More.
SEAA Announces New Member Awards Program
Training and Safety go hand in hand. The SEAA Safety and Education Committee has developed two new awards to recognize SEAA Erector Member Companies who excel in these areas. The Inaugural Safety Excellence Award and Craft Training Recognition Award winners will be announced at SEAA's 48th Annual Convention.
The new SEAA Safety Excellence Award acknowledges SEAA members who go above and beyond in the effort to provide Ironworkers a safe place to work, while the Craft Training Recognition Award is for companies that are playing a critical role in the development of skilled ironworkers.
Download applications or submit online. Submissions due by February 14, 2020.More.
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During 2019, OSHA conducted 33,401 inspections—more inspections than the previous three years, and employers should expect that trend to continue. In order for employers to be prepared for what is ahead, it is good practice to be familiar with the Agency’sFall 2019 Regulatory Agenda.
Among the standards applicable to steel erectors are lockout/tagout and welding and cutting standards. Additionally, in May, OSHA plans to amend parts of the cranes and derricks in construction standard.More.
Recent Safety Notices
Several product and OSHA enforcement safety notices relevant to steel erection contractors were announced recently. Topics were related to fall protection, rigging hardware and crane operator certification.More.
NCCCO Foundation has released a new web-based tool to help employers navigate OSHA’s rules on crane operator qualifications. Who’s Accredited? Directory, is designed to take the guesswork out of determining whether or not a certification organization’s programs are accredited.
It provides a direct link to the accredited certification maintained by the two bodies that OSHA recognizes- ANSI and NCCA. More.
SteelFab, Inc. Updates Apprentice Program to SteelFab University
SteelFab, Inc., Charlotte, N.C., has changed the name of its SteelFab Apprentice Program to SteelFab University. The program provides hands-on training to high school students and includes transportation to and from work for participants of the program. SteelFab University offers high school students paid apprenticeships in many areas including paint application, machine operation, welding, fitting, and maintenance, as reported in Modern Steel Construction.More.
Simpson Strong-Tie Honored at STAFDA for Innovation in Fasteners
Simpson Strong-Tie, Pleasanton, Calif., has been recognized by Worldwide Fastener Sources for its innovation in fasteners and fastening systems products, and is one of only nine companies being honored in this inaugural event. More.
Lincoln Electric’s Welding Gun Line
Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, Ohio., has announced a new line of welding guns, The Magnum® PRO Curve™ HDE™ MIG welding guns are an ideal option for heavy fabrication and general fabrication.More.
Trimble, Hilti and Boston Dynamics New Partnership
Trimble, Hilti and Boston Dynamics have announced a collaboration to explore the development of autonomous robots in construction production and quality control. Automation of routine and tedious tasks reduces workload and improves safety. The project integrates GNSS technology and reality capture devices with Boston Dynamics' Spot Robot platform.More.