Next year SEAA celebrates its 50th Anniversary. “As we head into 2022, I’m happy to report that SEAA is growing and remains in as strong a position as ever to support erectors, fabricators and general contractors,” said Pete Gum, Executive Director.
The Ironworker Craft Training Program and our DOL-approved apprenticeship program, remains one of the best benefits for members. Through our craft training program, members can also access training for riggers, signalpersons, and crane operators. Other perks include dozens of training videos, a $1000 discount on your AISC membership, free applicant tracking software, and resources for Fall Safety Stand Downs.
“To help you get the most out of your membership, we continue to offer networking opportunities at regional Meet & Greets, job fairs, new member/first timer receptions, and mentoring programs,” said Gum.
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Membership renewals are due December 31. Renew online through the Members Only section
and log in with your username and password. Or mail to our new address at 353 Jonestown Road, Suite 207, Winston-Salem, NC 27104.
In October, SEAA held its first Convention and Trade Show since 2019. This was the first time back to in-person meetings for many of the 40+ exhibitors and nearly 200 attendees who came to Orlando. Attendees leveraged every minute of their time together to reconnect and network face-to-face with customers and friends.
In 2022, the annual meeting returns to its normal spring schedule. It will be held April 5-8, in Charleston, S.C. This is a special meeting, as it marks the 50th anniversary of the association. Three excursions and a Gala, to be held on the historic USS Yorktown, will make this a convention to remember.
SEAA’s Board of Directors in coordination with the Membership Committee has partnered with CareerPlug, an applicant tracking system, to better assist members with the hiring process.
"No matter the size of your company, hiring is one of the biggest challenges our members face. If you've never used an applicant tracking system, I can tell you from personal experience, that this type of tool helped our company streamline our hiring processes,” said Jack Nix, COO for Shelby Erectors Inc., and Chairman of the Membership Committee.
Through this strategic partnership, every SEAA member will receive a free CareerPlug account that comes with a company branded careers page to showcase available job openings. SEAA members will have access to job templates, a configured hiring process to help evaluate your applicants, and access to a team of hiring experts.
SEAA members will have the option to upgrade the free account to a Premium Subscription, starting at $795/year. The upgraded subscription allows for unlimited job postings to top job boards like Indeed, ZipRecruiter, GoogleJobs, Facebook Jobs, and more. It also provides access to evaluation tools like personality assessments, interview scorecards, access to free one-on-one coaching (within the first 30 days of upgrading), text messaging, and paperless onboarding.
SEAA is excited to offer this exclusive benefit to our members.
No matter how low or high you are off the ground, a tumble from a ladder can have serious consequences.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) reports that more than 500,000 people in the United States are treated for ladder injuries every year. What’s more, about 300 fatalities occur each year from ladder-related injuries. Ladder safety is something that should be taken seriously.
OSHA Standard 1910.23(b)(9) states that the employer must ensure that ladders are inspected before initial use each work shift, and more frequently as necessary, to identify any visible defects that could cause employee injury. Not to be taken for granted, if ladders are used regularly by employees, it’s a good idea to include ladder safety in daily safety meetings. And even if your workers only use them occasionally, then at least an annual safety meeting on ladder safety is a must.
True or False: An employer is not required to have a training program for each employee using ladders?
FALSE – Per OSHA 1926.1060(a), the employer shall provide a training program for each employee using ladders and stairways, as necessary. The program shall enable each employee to recognize hazards related to ladders and stairways, and shall train each employee in the procedures to be followed to minimize these hazards.
Ladder safety training is often overlooked. Why? It’s simple. Anyone can climb a ladder. Right? Remember when you climb a ladder you are placing yourself at height. Height is a hazard and a hazard should be controlled or eliminated.
OSHA Standard 1910.23(b)(9)
American Ladder Institute
National Ladder Safety Month
Ladders: From Research to Smart, Safe Practices
This Safety Flash was contributed by Kevin Muldoon, Project Manager at Mazzella/FHS Engineered Lifelines & Fall Protection, in cooperation with SEAA’s Safety Committee. It is designed to keep members informed about ongoing safety issues and to provide suggestions for reducing risk. Best practices are gathered from a variety of sources. They may be more or less stringent than individual corporate policies and are not intended to be an official recommendation from SEAA. Always get approval and direction from your company officers on any new practice or procedure as these best practices may not work for all situations.
Everyone benefits when a worker avoids injury. Submit your ideas for Safety Flash
SEAA’s Safety & Education Committee is looking for jobsites to film Craft Training videos. The project is part of an initiative to build an archive of videos that can be used by SEAA members to complement existing in-house training and that will coordinate with the SEAA/NCCER curriculum.
Among the topics we are looking to shoot are bar joist/girder projects, welding, deck installation, and multiple lift rigging.
Participants must be willing to have videos and pictures taken on active job sites. Other requirements include:
Companies will receive exposure for volunteering, and are encouraged to prominently display their company logo on all equipment and PPE worn by workers in the videos. For more information, contact Bryan McClure.
Video topics include: