SEAA supports the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. The week-long focus on fall prevention will be held May 3-7, 2021.
Erectors are encouraged to plan events at their job sites. In April, SEAA will distribute to members tips for holding an effective safety stand down and recommendations on topics relevant to fall prevention in steel erection. Members will have the option to order banners and hard stickers to utilize during their events. In addition, SEAA member Trivent Safety Consulting will offer members a free virtual Ironworkers Fall Protection Awareness class on May 5, 2021 at 11 AM MST taught by Scott Seppers. The one hour class will focus on Overview of OSHA’s Fall Protection Standards for Ironworkers- Subpart R & Subpart M; SRl’s- Overhead vs. Leading/Sharp Edge; and Fall Arrest Component Compatibility.
“We suggest choosing a topic that employees will relate to, either something that is specific to your job site or workforce or that comes from past incidents or near misses,” suggests Glen Pisani of MAS Building & Bridge in Massachusetts and a SEAA board member.
“The tips and banner packages are designed to make this easy for erectors of all sizes,” said Pisani. SEAA members can post their event photos on social media using hashtags #standdown4safety and #seaa.
Members can order their SEAA Stands with Ironworkers banner and hard hat stickers at www.seaa.net/standdown.html. “The materials aren’t dated, so they can be used again and again for future Fall Prevention Stand Down meetings,” said Pisani. Deadline to place an order is April 19.