March 2, 2022 (Winston-Salem, N.C.) The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) has selected the winning hard hat sticker design in a contest it hosted on social media in January and February. 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.
The inspiration for the winning hard hat sticker came from Matt English, a foreman ironworker for MAS Building and Bridge, Norfolk, Mass. Contestants could submit designs for any of three themes:
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.”
English will receive bragging rights and 250 stickers with his design. The sticker will be offered with other promotional materials to SEAA members that are hosting Fall Prevention Safety Stand Downs this May.
“We were looking for a way to engage with the people who are doing the hard work of steel construction every day,” said Chris Legnon, Chairman of SEAA’s Marketing Committee and Vice President, Strategic Planning, for Cooper Steel. “We hope this is a new tradition that will grow over time.”
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 at: https://www.seaa.net/standdown.html#downloads
This and other resources to assist steel erectors in holding a Fall Prevention Stand Down, are available on SEAA’s Stand Down page.
About Steel Erectors Association of America
Founded in 1972, SEAA is the only national trade association representing the interests of steel erectors, fabricators, contractors, and related service providers. The association promotes safety, education and training programs for steel erector trades, including its Ironworker Craft Training curriculum. The association works in partnership with other steel construction, design, and steel product organizations to protect the interests of those who construct steel structures. Learn more at www.seaa.net.