December 2013

Connect With IMPACT through Exclusive Web Training

Keeping up to date on the latest construction industry training and developments is essential to being successful in today’s competitive market. If you fall behind, you run the risk of losing out on lucrative contracts and opportunities. But who can afford to miss time on the jobsite to attend classes and seminars, especially when many require costly travel and hotel expenses?
Recognizing that our members have busy schedules, IMPACT uses webinars to provide valuable information on a variety of useful topics. IMPACT makes it easy for members to get timely and beneficial training without ever leaving their homes or offices. From the latest safety developments to helpful organizational know-how, you can keep up to speed and hone your business savvy with nothing more than a computer and Internet access. Webinars are held several times a year, and most are recorded for future use.

The following training is currently available on our website:

Bonding 101: How To Obtain Surety Bonding—IMPACT and the Surety and Fidelity Association of America (SFAA) discuss important issues related to company bonding.

IMPACT Region X Reinforcing Steel Safety—Participants can view jobsite illustrations that highlight the proposed safety standards for Oregon OSHA and Washington OSHA.

Pursuing Consistent Interpretation and Enforcement of OSHA Subpart R-Steel Erection Standards—The webinar is intended to help ironworkers and contractors understand the unintended consequences and potential legal ramifications of the steel erection standards.

The Paperless Ironworker: A Case Study—Presented by Harvey Swift, ironworker and field operations manager for Bennett Steel, Inc., in Sapulpa, Okla., this webinar discusses how ironworkers are adopting wireless technologies to go paperless…and saving big money in the process.

Changes to OSHA Hazard Communication Standard and Welding Fume Exposures—Executive Director of Safety and Health Steve Rank and Industrial Hygienist Jim Kegebein provide an overview of crucial changes to the OSHA hazard communication standard.

I’m Already Online...And I Didn’t Even Know It!—Learn more about how you can use social media to connect with the ironworker/contractor community online.

Recognition and Avoidance of Hazards During Reinforcing Steel Installation—A safety discussion leading up to the Iron Workers Union’s 2012 Countdown to Zero Fatalities campaign.

The Deadly Dozen—Presented by Steve Rank, executive director of safety and health for the Iron Workers Union, this webinar focuses on awareness and safety on the jobsite.

Welding Fume Hazards in the Workplace—Presented by Jim Kegebien, one of the foremost industrial hygienists and authorities on welding fume hazards, regulatory requirements and development of written compliance programs.

To take advantage of these and future webinar training sessions, log onto the IMPACT website at and go to the Publications/Resources section. Be sure to check the Events section of the IMPACT website frequently for upcoming webinar offerings and for training in your area.