Category Archives: METALFOCUS

National Roofing Week Continues with a Focus on Employee Training

All this week, the NRCA is celebrating National Roofing Week. Today’s theme is employee training. How do you train your workers? Share your stories and photos to #NationalRoofingWeek. Check out one of the posts made by NRCA member Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal celebrating their training. Post yours today!

As a dedicated partner to the metal construction industry, METALCON offers year-round training opportunities through our virtual programming as well as on site at METALCON 2021, scheduled for October 6-8 in Tampa, Florida. This year, we launched three new programs: METALFOCUS® Safety Program, METALCON Business Academy “MBA” Program and Metal Architecture at METALCON Live!. In addition to this virtual programming, join us IN PERSON at METALCON 2021 to take advantage of a full schedule of education and training. As an added bonus, most of the sessions will qualify for Continuing Education Credits (Including: AIA, CSI,ICC and more). REGISTER TODAY!

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METALFOCUS Safety Program Now Available On Demand

“This course provided me with a better understanding of the safety related intricacies in metal building construction.” – Steve Wykoff, TKS Contracting

At METALCON, we’re on a mission to provide the latest ideas and expert advice to help all kinds of metal businesses be more efficient and more profitable. Our recently completed inaugural METALFOCUS Safety Training program is a valuable tool for you and your company. Program participant Brian Gray with Architectural Building Systems says, “It’s a great refresher. I can continue to pass this information down to the 50-100 employees we have on our crew.”

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In Less than 3 Hours … Learn How to Manage OSHA Inspections TODAY at 4:00 pm EST

METALCONFOCUS® Managing OSHA Inspections Webinar TODAY at 4:00 PM EST – REGISTER HERE

Wayne E. Pinkstone, labor and employment attorney with Fox Rothschild LLP, says, “An employer can best handle an OSHA inspection by following two simple rules. First, BE PREPARED for the possibility of an OSHA inspection, no matter how properly your business is operated. Second, if and when an OSHA inspector does arrive at your business, DON’T PANIC.”

Don’t be afraid of OSHA knocking at your door — be prepared! REGISTER and attend today’s METALFOCUS Safety Training course and learn:

– What triggers an OSHA inspection 
– How to be prepared 
– How to handle the arrival of inspector & opening conference 
– Tips on what to do and not do during the inspection tour
– The closing conference and inspection follow-up

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Join us in 3 Hours for Safety Training Course on Incident Reporting

Incident Reporting and Investigation Training TODAY at 4:00 PM ESTREGISTER HERE

EHS Today, the leading US magazine for environmental, health and safety management professionals in the manufacturing, construction, and service sectors, says, “Incident reporting doesn’t only benefit an organization by improving safety. It’s a vehicle for all-encompassing growth and improvement.”

Today’s METALFOCUS Safety Training course will provide:

– Purpose & value of incident reporting & investigation 
– What incidents must be reported to OSHA 
– Questions that your report needs to answer 
– Processes of information gathering & storytelling 
– Analysis unsafe acts: multiple causation theory and contributing factors

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METALFOCUS® Safety Training Continues TODAY at 4pm EST with Incident Reporting and Investigation – REGISTER NOW

REGISTER NOW FOR METALFOCUS® AND EARN 1 AIA HSW LU CREDIT

METALFOCUS® is a series of 10 one-hour safety training virtual courses to address situations unique to metal construction job sites. REGISTER NOW for the remaining two courses AND watch past ones ON DEMAND. Here is what you can expect from today’s course on incident reporting and investigation:

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4 Hours until METALFOCUS – Learn How Job Safety Analysis (JSA) Can Save Lives at your Workplace

The purpose of a job safety analysis (JSA) is to identify the dangers of specific tasks within jobs in order to reduce the risk of injury to workers. The key benefits of JSA’s include meeting safety standards, improving communication, aiding in training, and preventing hazardous conditions. Learn the importance of having a JSA from expert industry trainer TODAY at 4:00 pm EST. CLICK HERE for details on how to register! One hour of your time may help to save several lives later.

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METALFOCUS® Safety Training Continues TODAY at 4pm EST with Job Safety Analysis (JSA) – REGISTER NOW

REGISTER NOW FOR METALFOCUS® AND EARN 1 AIA HSW LU CREDIT

METALFOCUS® is a series of 10 one-hour safety training virtual courses to address situations unique to metal construction job sites. REGISTER NOW for the remaining courses AND watch past ones ON DEMAND. Here is what you can expect from today’s course on project safety training:

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METALFOCUS® Safety Training Continues TODAY at 4pm EST with Project Safety Planning – LAST DAY FOR DISCOUNTED PRICING

NO FOOLIN’ AROUND – TODAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR DISCOUNTED PRICING!

REGISTER NOW FOR METALFOCUS® AND EARN 1 AIA HSW LU CREDIT

METALFOCUS® is a series of 10 one-hour safety training virtual courses to address situations unique to metal construction job sites. ⏰ TODAY is the last day for discounted pricing! ⏰ REGISTER NOW for the remaining courses AND watch past ones ON DEMAND. Here is what you can expect from today’s course on project safety training:

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METALFOCUS® Safety Training Continues TODAY with Supervisor Safety Responsibilities – REGISTER NOW

REGISTER NOW FOR METALFOCUS® AND EARN 1 AIA HSW LU CREDIT

METALFOCUS®, a series of 10 one-hour safety training virtual courses to address situations unique to metal construction job sites continues today with the 6th course in the series. ⏰ Time is running out for discounted pricing! ⏰ REGISTER through April 1 to take advantage of the remaining courses AND watch past ones ON DEMAND. Here is what you can expect from today’s safety course on supervisor safety responsibilities:

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METALFOCUS® Safety Training Continues TODAY on Crane Ops and Lift Planning

REGISTER NOW FOR METALFOCUS® AND EARN 1 AIA HSW LU CREDIT

METALFOCUS®, a series of 10 one-hour safety training virtual courses to address situations unique to metal construction job sites continues today with the fifth course in the series. Discounted pricing is still available through April 1 to take advantage of the remaining course AND watch the past ones ON DEMAND. Here is what you can expect from today’s safety course on crane operations and lift planning:

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[JOIN US TOMORROW @ 4PM EST] METALFOCUS® Safety Program Course 5: Crane Operations and Lift Planning launches TOMORROW at 4pm est! – This course qualifies for 1 AIA HSW LU!


Course 5: Crane Operations & Lift Planning launches TOMORROW at 4pm est!
What Will Be Discussed:
-What your lift plan should address
-Critical Lifts
-Crane operators & inspections
-Qualified signal persons
-Working safely around cranes
Register now for special introductory pricing

Past courses are all available on-demand!
Course 1: OSHA’s Steel Erection Standard
Course 2: Fall Protection Planning
Course 3: Hot Work and Hot Work Permits
Course 4: Rigging Safety Considerations
Click here to register and access the sessions on-demand

Mix and match sessions to suit your schedule and fulfill your personal metal safety training needs

“The program provides me with a better understanding of the intricacies of safety when working on metal buildings.”
– Steve Wykoff, Health & Safety Manager of TKS Contracting

SAFETY. It’s a priority for every metal business but how do you prove it to your employees, your customers and your insurance company? More importantly, how do you ensure your entire team is aware of the latest metal safety rules, tools, trends and techniques to avoid costly or potentially fatal accidents?
 
At METALCON, we’re committed to helping metal businesses thrive.

That’s why we’ve partnered with Safety Works, Inc. to create the METALFOCUS® Safety Program. This series of 10 one-hour virtual courses goes beyond traditional OSHA-10 safety training to address situations that are unique to metal jobsites. Whether you attend this program yourself or delegate to a team member, your company will gain invaluable insight and advice with the potential to:

Reduce risk of lost-time accidents and damage to equipment which can lead to lower insurance premiums
Lower risk of regulatory fines
Improve your company culture and employee morale

Register Now for Special Introductory Pricing

Invest in your people, your profitability and your reputation in the metal industry by putting safety first!

COURSE 1   On-demand!   OSHA’s Steel Erection Standard (29CFR 1926 Subpart R)
COURSE 2   On-demand!   Fall Protection Planning
COURSE 3   On-demand!   Hot Work & HW Permits
COURSE 4  On-demand!    Rigging Safety Considerations (not a rigging certification)
COURSE 5   TOMORROW         Crane Ops & Lift Planning
COURSE 6   March 25        Supervisor Safety Responsibilities
COURSE 7   April 1             Project Safety Planning
COURSE 8   April 8            Job Safety Analysis (JSA)
COURSE 9   April 15           Incident Reporting & Investigation
COURSE 10   April 22         Managing OSHA Inspections


Each course qualifies for 1 AIA HSW LU.
The full program qualifies for 10 AIA HSW LU credits!
 
Each course will be conducted live with real-time Q&A. If you are unable to attend a session, it will be available on-demand. Training materials to compliment the presented material will be provided.

Your METALFOCUS® Safety Program Instructor

The program will be taught by Craig A. Shaffer, CSP President of SafetyWorks, Inc. Craig is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) with over 30 years of occupational safety and health experience in the construction and manufacturing industries.  He is an authorized instructor for construction OSHA-10 & OSHA-30 courses.  Learn more.

METALFOCUS® Safety Training Continues TODAY on Rigging Safety Considerations

REGISTER NOW FOR METALFOCUS® AND EARN 1 AIA HSW LU CREDIT

METALFOCUS®, a series of 10 one-hour safety training virtual courses to address situations unique to metal construction job sites continues today with the fourth course in the series. Discounted pricing is still available through April 1 to take advantage of the remaining course AND watch the past ones ON DEMAND. Here is what you can expect from today’s safety course on rigging safety:

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[JOIN US TODAY @ 4PM EST] METALFOCUS® Safety Program Course 3: Hot Work and Hot Work Permits – This course qualifies for 1 AIA HSW LU!

Course 3: Hot Work and Hot Work Permits launches TODAY at 4pm est!
What Will Be Discussed:
– What exactly is considered “hot work” & why is a permit required?
– Areas where hot work is prohibited or requires a permit
– Hot work personnel roles & responsibilities
– Understanding the HW permit, its importance, & how to complete it
– Fire watch requirements
Courses 1 & 2 are now available on-demand!
Course 1: OSHA’s Steel Erection Standard
Course 2: Fall Protection Planning
Click here to register and access the sessions on-demand

“The program provides me with a better understanding of the intricacies of safety when working on metal buildings.” – Steve Wykoff, Health & Safety Manager of TKS Contracting

SAFETY. It’s a priority for every metal business but how do you prove it to your employees, your customers and your insurance company? More importantly, how do you ensure your entire team is aware of the latest metal safety rules, tools, trends and techniques to avoid costly or potentially fatal accidents?

At METALCON, we’re committed to helping metal businesses thrive.

That’s why we’ve partnered with Safety Works, Inc. to create the METALFOCUS® Safety Program. This series of 10 one-hour virtual courses goes beyond traditional OSHA-10 safety training to address situations that are unique to metal jobsites. Whether you attend this program yourself or delegate to a team member, your company will gain invaluable insight and advice with the potential to:

  • Reduce risk of lost-time accidents and damage to equipment which can lead to lower insurance premiums
  • Lower risk of regulatory fines
  • Improve your company culture and employee morale
Invest in your people, your profitability and your reputation in the metal industry by putting safety first!
COURSE 1   On-demand! OSHA’s Steel Erection Standard (29CFR 1926 Subpart R)
COURSE 2   On-demand!   Fall Protection Planning
COURSE 3   March 4         Hot Work & HW Permits
COURSE 4   March 12       Rigging Safety Considerations (not a rigging certification)
COURSE 5   March 19       Crane Ops & Lift Planning
COURSE 6   March 25       Supervisor Safety Responsibilities
COURSE 7   April 1            Project Safety Planning
COURSE 8   April 8            Job Safety Analysis (JSA)
COURSE 9   April 15          Incident Reporting & Investigation
COURSE 10   April 22        Managing OSHA Inspections

Each course qualifies for 1 AIA HSW LU.
The full program qualifies for 10 AIA HSW LU credits!
 
Each course will be conducted live with real-time Q&A. If you are unable to attend a session, it will be available on-demand. Training materials to compliment the presented material will be provided.

Your METALFOCUS® Safety Program Instructor

The program will be taught by Craig A. Shaffer, CSP President of SafetyWorks, Inc. Craig is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) with over 30 years of occupational safety and health experience in the construction and manufacturing industries.  He is an authorized instructor for construction OSHA-10 & OSHA-30 courses.  Learn more.

METALFOCUS® Safety Program Continues TODAY with Hot Work and HW Permits

METALFOCUS® CONTINUES TODAY 3/4 – REGISTER NOW! EARN 1 AIA HSW LU CREDIT.

METALFOCUS®, a series of 10 one-hour safety training virtual courses to address situations unique to metal construction job sites continues today with the third course in the series. You can still take advantage of discounted pricing and participate in the remaining sessions as well as watching past episodes on demand. Here is what you can expect from today’s safety course:

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METALFOCUS® Safety Program Continues TODAY with Fall Protection Planning

METALFOCUS® CONTINUES TODAY 2/25 – REGISTER NOW! EARN 1 AIA HSW LU CREDIT.

METALFOCUS®, a series of 10 one-hour safety training virtual courses to address situations unique to metal construction job sites launched last week with the first course, continues today. Participant Christopher Teague with GarVin Construction Inc. shared the following testimonial after taking the first course last week:

“I believe there is a lot of misconception about the 15’ rule and CDZ’s. While all of us here have had lots of fall protection training over the years there seems to be very few instructors that understand the requirements for steel erectors. Plus we run in to a lot of GC’s that override those rules with stricter ones. So, I found this information to be useful and clear up a lot of old habits we have. So this was interesting to me to be reminded again in a meaningful way. Look forward to the upcoming zooms.”

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METAL CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN OUTLOOK

Watch the webinar ON DEMAND and take the survey at end to earn one AIA LU!

In last week’s METALCONLive! webinar, “Trends in Metal Construction & Design for Q2 and 2021,” Frank Stasiowski, Co-Founder of METALCON in partnership with the Metal Construction Association along with industry experts Tony Bouquot, General Manager, Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) and Alex Carrick, Chief Economist, ConstructConnect, discussed current market conditions in an effort to help the metal design and building community with strategic decisions for Q2 and 2021. Frank’s “half-full” glass, was often countered by Alex’s “half-empty” with Tony coming somewhere in the middle. The consensus, however, was that it is too early to truly know how the rest of the year will unfold but explained which markers to keep an eye on.

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METALFOCUS® Safety Program Launches Tomorrow – Earn AIA HSW LU Credit

METALFOCUS® STARTS TOMORROW 2/18 – REGISTER TODAY!

At METALCON, we’re committed to helping metal businesses thrive. And that is why we have partnered with Safety Works, Inc. to create the METALFOCUS® Safety Program. Just as METALCON is a leader in the metal design and build industry, SafetyWorks is a leader in providing occupational safety training. They have been delivering professional safety know-how to construction and manufacturing clients since 1999. Their services focus on OSHA-related safety training, safety program management, and consultation services, and delivered with the unique needs of your business in mind. 

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METALFOCUS® SAFETY TRAINING PROGRAM STARTS IN TWO WEEKS

METALCON’S SAFETY CERTIFICATION PROGRAM NOW APPROVED FOR 1 AIA LU CREDIT (Course 1 approved; remaining courses pending approval)

METALFOCUS® presents the latest metal safety rules, tools, trends and techniques to avoid costly or potentially fatal accidents―beyond traditional OSHA-10 safety training―and address situations unique to metal construction jobsites. Courses focus on increasing safety, reducing job site risks and lowering the risk of regulatory penalties, and include the following: 

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METALCONLive! 2021 Webinars Jam-Packed with Industry Experts and Relevant Topics – Register Today!

As we ring in the New Year, we ring in new and robust virtual programming through our METALCONLive! channel! Check out the endless stream of live webinars featuring top industry experts presenting on relevant topics for the metal design and build industry. Here is a list of all upcoming programs – mark your calendar and register today!

Happening TOMORROW:

This webinar qualifies for one AIA LU and its FREE! Join industry expert, David Weidl CSI, CDT, LEED AP BD+C, Architecture Business Development Manager with ATAS International, as he explains the often overused “rain screen” terminology found in today’s construction practices. WEBINAR IS TOMORROW, JAN 27, AT 1:00 PM EST. REGISTER TODAY!

Read on for more events ….

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Construction Safety Training Saves Money and Lives

NEW Safety Training Program starting February 18 presented by METALCON

Is it worth your company’s time and money to invest in preventative safety training? The answer is a resounding YES!

According to the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), “The charts and summaries in the 2020 Safety Performance Report present the clearest picture yet of the remarkable impact that leading indicator use has on a company’s safety performance: fewer disrupted or lost lives and a safer, more productive jobsite regardless of the size of the company. In fact, companies that engage in leading indicator use are, statistically, considerably safer than their peers. The ABC created the report in 2015 to address the issue of not having sound data to prove the correlation between the use of measures companies can take to keep workers safe on jobsites and the number of incidents that occur.

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