Join SEAA in Tampa, Fla., on January 21, 2021, for a Meet and Greet reception following the Board of Directors meeting. The reception provides members and non-members an opportunity to get to know other steel erection contractors in the area and learn more about how SEAA supports its members through advocacy, best practices, and shared resources. At the event, you can find out how the association can help you implement ironworker craft training through the SEAA/NCCER Craft Training Program. RSVP for the reception online.
Fifth Annual Industry Forum on Personnel Qualifications Rescheduled- OSHA Director Ketcham to Keynote at Virtual Event
Fairfax, VA, September 1, 2020 – The Fifth Annual Industry Forum on Personnel Qualifications has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 29, 2020 as a virtual event, the NCCCO Foundation has announced. As previously reported, Scott Ketcham, Director of OSHA’s Directorate of Construction, will once again provide the keynote address and participate in a Q&A session that will conclude the conference.
The Forum will build on the success of previous events and focus on the latest developments in regulations and best industry practices as they pertain to the qualifications of personnel working in, with, and around cranes and other types of lifting equipment. “In light of the imminent publication of OSHA’s Compliance Directive, we anticipate the session on the Foundation’s newly-published Most Similar Certifications Directory to be highly popular,” said NCCCO Foundation CEO, Graham Brent.
Other sessions will focus on who’s responsible for what on jobsites, why certification is so important for riggers, signalpersons, lift directors and others even when it may not be required, what’s “bubbling under” with new B30 standards, and what new certification programs are being developed.
The last Forum was held in Crosby, Texas in October 2019 and attracted a record attendance of more than 100 industry representatives from all facets of the lifting industry. A survey of attendees’ experience was highly positive. “Response to the last Forum was exceptional,” said Brent, “with fully 94% of delegates rating the event as meeting or exceeding their expectations.”
“It’s not every day that you get access to those, like OSHA Director Ketcham, who are on the front lines of regulatory issues,” said Brent, “which is why the question-and-answer panel discussion proved so popular last time and while we will be reprising it again this time around.”
“We pack a lot into a four-hour window. With a dozen or so separate presentations, we ensure there’s always something for everyone,” he added.
There is no charge to attend the Forum, but registration is required here.
The NCCCO Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to the promotion of construction industry safety through three major pathways: education, research and workforce development. By facilitating access to training and certification by youth, veterans and underserved communities through scholarships and grants, the Foundation seeks to ensure a safe and skilled workforce now and for the future.
Hilti will host the SEAA Board of Directors for its quarterly board meeting in Plano, Texas on June 25, 2020. Prior to the meeting, Hilti will host area erectors at a Meet & Greet reception, for a chance to learn more about SEAA’s Ironworker Craft Training program. Open to members and non-members, the Meet & Greet will take place on June 24 at the Westin Las Colinas Convention Center from 6:45 pm to 9:45 pm.
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.
The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) held its annual Education Fundraiser Golf Tournament, and the Boom Lift Ball Drop Raffle last month.
Both activities fund safety and education projects for the implementation of new craft training programs. The golf tournament was preceded by a Meet and Greet Reception where more than 50 people attended. The reception included a presentation by Tim Eldridge, President of Education Services Unlimited and SEAA’s Craft Training and Assessment Administrator, on the SEAA/NCCER Ironworker Craft Training Program. The reception was sponsored by member company Pneutek, Inc.
Join SEAA in Raleigh, N.C. on October 17 to find out how the association can help you implement ironworker craft training. There is no cost to attend the Meet & Greet, from 6-8pm at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, Crabtree/Raleigh. At the event you can find out how SEAA member companies are solving their workforce development needs with SEAA/NCCER Craft Training.
SEAA will hold its annual golf tournament on Oct. 18 in Raleigh, N.C. The tournament raises funds for the Craft Training Grant and other Safety Committee initiatives. Held at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course, the Captain’s Choice style tournament kicks off after a brief industry update from SEAA. Fees include lunch, snacks and beverages, and the awards dinner.