SEAA Heads West for 2022 Dave Schulz Memorial Golf Tournament
The 2022 Dave Schulz Memorial Golf Tournament will be held in Broomfield, Colo., on September 16 at The Golf Club at Omni Interlocken Hotel. This fundraiser golf tournament supports Craft Training Grants and other Safety and Education Projects.
The Captain’s Choice tournament is limited to the first 60 golfers. The early bird registration discount ends July 22.
Interested in sponsoring the golf tournament? Sponsorships include one on-course promotional tent, company logos on the tournament golf balls, and unlimited tee/hole sponsors. Read More.
SEAA has been working hard behind the scenes to update its existing by-laws. The bylaws were re-written from scratch to align with North Carolina association laws due to the association being incorporated in North Carolina.
Yesterday, your company's primary contact would have received an email with additional details. In order for the new by-laws to take effect, we need AT LEAST one-third of the existing members to approve the updated bylaws. All votes MUST be received by August 16th.
Bolster Employee Morale with Award Recognition
SEAA has opened the submission forms for 2023 Project of the Year, Safety Excellence, and Craft Training Excellence awards.
The Project of the Year Award is for members that have topped out a structural steel construction or miscellaneous metals project in 2021 or 2022. Award-winning companies will have the chance to participate in panel discussions at future AISC Steel Conference events and at SEAA’s 2023 Convention in St. Augustine, Fla.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released a new compliance directive CPL 02-01-063 for cranes and derricks. This directive replaces the 2014 compliance directive CPL 02-01-057 and addresses the changes in the crane rule that OSHA made in 2018. The new compliance directive only revises the existing section on operator training, certification, and evaluation and leaves the other sections of the 2014 directive unchanged. While the document is intended for OSHA inspectors, it is also useful to assist business owners and managers in being proactive to prevent citations.
OSHA + NIOSH Heat Safety Tool App Calculates Heat Index
OSHA and NIOSH have released a free app, OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool, that calculates a worksite's heat index and shows the associated risk levels. Users will see precautionary recommendations specific to heat index risk levels to help protect employees from heat-related illness. Read more.
2022 William Davis Service Award and Person of the Year Announced
SEAA has posthumously awarded David Alan Schulz of Schulz Iron Works with its highest lifetime achievement, the William Davis Service Award during its 50th Anniversary Gala in April. Stephanie Trainor, Vice President and Marketing Manager, Construction Insurance Agency, was recognized as the association’s 2022 Person of the Year.
ACS Receives $8 Million Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor
Adaptive Construction Solutions, Inc., which hosted SEAA's first Career Fair last year, is the recipient of an $8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. ACS is one of 30 organizations to receive funds from the Apprenticeship Building America grants.
Additionally, two employees of ACS have competed NCCER’s new Construction Workforce Development Professional training and certification program under SEAA’s Craft Training Sponsorship. Carlos Pulido, Executive Vice President, and Karen Champion, Apprenticeship Manager, received the certification in order to distribute the training internally to ACS staff who recruit veterans into construction apprenticeships.Read more.
GMF Steel Group Launches Apprenticeship Program
GMF Steel Group, Lakeland, Fla., has launched its Structural Steel Ironworker Apprenticeship Program. The program’s curriculum is accredited by NCCER under SEAA’s sponsorship. The coursework was developed using SEAA Craft Training Apprenticeship Standards in coordination with GMF’s industry-leading standards. GMF is invested in the future of ironworkers, and with diversity as a main objective, the company is proud that more than 25 percent of program participants are female.