Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event to celebrate the successes of businesses that have implemented safety and health programs in the workplace. The week-long recognition is August 12-18.
Vicki O’Leary, General Organizer for Safety and Diversity for the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental, and Reinforcing Iron Workers, has received an Award of Excellence from Engineering News-Record magazine.
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According to the American Society of Safety Professionals based on research by the CDC, suicide rates are highest among males in the construction and extraction occupational groups.
The SpeedCore System is a new method of composite structural-steel framing, designed to replace the common reinforced concrete core in steel office-tower construction. The method saves time and money, and offers reduced wall thickness, better flexibility for adaptive re-use, and increased blast resistance.
Effective February 6, 2019, the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) and the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) each published, in the Federal Register, a final rule adjusting the maximum amount of each civil money penalty (CMP) within their jurisdiction to account for inflation.
According to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, federal agencies must adjust their maximum CMPs annually by using an inflation multiplier provided by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). For 2019, the OMB’s inflation multiplier is 1.02522.
To help the powered access industry move toward compliance with the updated ANSI A92 suite of Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) standards, IPAF has issued guidance in the form a four white papers, which are free to download. Published Dec. 10, 2018, the updated ANSI A92 suite has an effective date of December 2019. IPAF is also addressing the Canadian CSA standards, implemented in May, 2018.
SEAA and member companies are taking an active role in skilled trades recruitment through a variety of initiatives that bring together organizations and industries that align with structural steel construction.