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Just wanted to say that Mark, Michael and Stuart from FMI and Trevor from PWC did an excellent job engaging the classroom in discussion each day, and had a great program format for teaching. The information they brought forward was extremely useful now as I'm sure it will be throughout my career. This was only my 2nd IMPACT course that I have attended, I would like to commend IMPACT on organizing these events for Ironworkers and contractors alike, IMPACT always put on an amazing program, and does a very good job at making these events comfortable and welcoming to attend. I plan to attend more IMPACT events as the information is always very useful and IMPACT does a great job of finding the right instructors for the occasion. I would like to thank everyone at IMPACT for the work they do to set these events up and providing the opportunity to attend these courses.


Jacob Wicks
Chief Estimator
JCT Metals Inc.



Falls most common cause of death for ironworkers


Falls are one of the most common causes of death for ironworkers. But they also risk injuries from steel beam or reinforced concrete wall collapses, "struck-by" injuries from falling or swinging objects, and contact with live electrical lines.

That’s a good bit of risk for an average $45,000 salary.

New work rules have slashed injuries from one particular danger, according to Steve Rank, executive director of safety & health for Ironworkers International union. The rules now require vertical beams to be anchored with four bolts instead of two, so beams are less likely to work loose and crash.

"I can't tell you how much that has helped," he said. "Accidents have plummeted."

His next crusade is to get OSHA to pass more stringent rules governing reinforced concrete walls, which, he said, have been collapsing and killing too many ironworkers. The walls, which can be 60 feet tall, can topple and cause devastating injuries.

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