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SEAA Convention & Tradeshow
Today is Last Day to Save for Myrtle Beach Meeting

There's something for everyone at the 43rd Annual SEAA Convention & Tradeshow, but time is running out to save on registration and to book your hotel room. The annual meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites Oceanfront Resort in Myrtle Beach, S.C., April 23-25, 2015. 


Don't miss these important deadlines.

  • March 16: Last day to save 15% on registration. Single full member registration $495, non-member $595.
  • March 23: Hotel room block and group rate expires. Room rates start at $136 + taxes, fees. 
  • March 31: Pre-registration to participate in Craft Training and Certification for boom lift operators, signal persons, and Ironworkers.
Take Advantage of Free and Low-Cost Training and Certification at Convention

United Academy Boom Lift 
Training & Certification
Friday, April 24
Free with Registration
NCCER Certified Plus Signal Person Training
Saturday, April 25
$100 with Registration
NCCER Ironworker Assessment

Saturday, April 25
$75 with Registration
AISC Issues New Requirements for Certified Steel Erectors

Participants in AISC's erector certification program are now required to submit a current Certificate of Liability Insurance naming the American Institute of Steel Construction, LLC and Quality Management Company, LLC as additional entities covered by the insurance and Waiver of Indemnity Agreement annually.  


AISC published the new Program Requirements for AISC Certified Erectors of Structural Steel on October 31, 2014 and revisions were made on February 20, 2015. These requirements are the governing criteria for the erector program and reference the new Standard for Structural Steel Erectors - 2013 (AISC 206-13). They establish the rules and regulations that form the relationship between AISC and program participants. The goal of the program is to embed a quality management system within an organization to increase productivity, which helps to reduce unnecessary costs and ensure the quality of processes.  More


Learn more about the new requirements during an education session presented by Todd Alwood & Larry Martof of AISC, on Friday, April 24, during SEAA's 43rd Annual Convention. Register Now

Industry Reports
SEAA Supports Stand Down to Prevent Falls
SEAA is joining with other industry groups in supporting OSHA's 2015 National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. The stand-down will be observed across the country from May 4-15. Employers and asked to participate in fall-prevention training during those dates.

To assist erectors, who face unique working at heights scenarios, SEAA has created posters and banners for its members to use in their training efforts. Free 11x17 Posters in English and Spanish and low-cost 5-foot banners are available to members. Contact the SEAA office at to place your order. Find additional resources from OSHA here.

ACCSH Proposes Changes to Crane Operator Qualifications

The Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health published draft regulatory text last month that would increase employer responsibility for qualifying crane operators, in addition to the requirement for crane operators to be certified by Nov. 10, 2017. More


ACCSH will hold a special meeting March 31-April 1 in Washington, D.C., to consider the proposed revision to the crane operator certification requirement. The meeting is open to the public and ACCSH seeks comment on the proposal. Get info on registering or submitting comments.
Member News
Simpson Strong-Tie Promotes STEM Careers for Girls
Simpson Strong-Tie recently hosted two day-long field trips for 60 middle- and high-school girls in the Santa Clara County Unified School District's GAINS (Girls Achieving In Non-traditional Subjects) program. The GAINS program encourages and inspires young women to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) and other non-traditional career options. More

Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

Derr & Isbell Project featured in New York Times

An article in The New York Times , published online Nov. 20,

 2014, highlighted the new roof being constructed at the Arthur Ashe Stadium where the U.S. Open is held. SEAA member Derr & Isbell Construction is the steel erector on the project. More


How All Members Benefit from Near Misses

Near misses happen on job sites every day. Instead of an excuse to wipe your brow and heave a sigh of relief, they should be a call to action and taken seriously. Often workers won't report near misses, even if your company has a policy in place to do so, because of the inherent fear of blame. 

SEAA encourages members to document near misses and share the detals for our Safety Flash newsletter. Just email 2-3 paragraphs describing the scenario along with suggest best practices for avoiding an incident and a photo to No company names will be used. 
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