Steel Erectors Association of America launches resources for fall prevention safety

Falls are a leading cause of death in construction trades, accounting for more than 400 preventable fatalities in 2019 alone. In support of OSHA’s 8th annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction event from May 3-7, 2021, the Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) is making it easy for employers to participate in this event with an array of new fall prevention resources specifically related to steel erection. 

“The Stand-Down is an important initiative for erectors to get behind. SEAA encourages our members and other erectors to plan events at their job sites,” SEAA President Geoff Kress said in a press release about the Safety Stand-Down. 

To facilitate these events, SEAA’s Safety Stand-Down resources page includes a free downloadable infographic titled Get the Most from Your Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down: 7 Tips from a Steel Erector; articles from SEAA, OSHA, and NIOSH; and other publicly available training materials. 

Members of SEAA have access to additional materials, such as low-cost SEAA-branded Safety Stand-Down jobsite banners and hard hat stickers, which they can order through April 19. There is also a free virtual Ironworkers Fall Protection Awareness class on May 5, led by Scott Seppers of Trivent Safety Counseling. This class will cover OSHA’s Fall Prevention Standards for Ironworkers, different types of SRIs, and fall arrest component compatibility. 

See the full list of Safety Stand-Down resources and event materials at