STI/SPFA Annual Business Meeting and Awards Presentation


Posted by totoole on 3/1/2021 8:00:00 AM

The STI/SPFA Annual Business Meeting and Awards Presentation will be held Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 10:00 AM CDT.

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2020 Steel Water Pipe Product Award Winners


Posted by kbruce on 2/11/2021 4:15:06 PM

Winners of the 2020 Steel Water Pipe Product Awards have been announced. Member companies in two product categories are recognized. (Entries are for products fabricated in the prior year.) The entries submitted used more than 30,000 tons of steel. Read More..


Ladder Use General Safety


Posted by totoole on 2/2/2021 8:00:00 AM

Because of their wide spread use and the inherent danger of working at heights, ladders are responsible for a significant number of injuries both on and off the job.

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OSHA Announces 2021 Annual Adjustments to OSHA Civil Penalties


Posted by totoole on 1/15/2021 12:52:59 PM

OSHA has announced minimum and maximum penalty amounts, with the annual adjustment for inflation, that may be assessed after January 15, 2021.

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OSHA Rules Affect Alternate Quality Program; UL Streamlines FUS Invoicing Webinar


Posted by totoole on 1/13/2021 10:00:00 AM

The Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association (STI/SPFA) will host “OSHA Rules Affect Alternate Quality Program; UL Streamlines FUS Invoicing” on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 10:00 AM CST.

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Backing Up in a Motor Vehicle or Heavy Equipment


Posted by totoole on 1/5/2021 8:00:00 AM

All too often unnecessary backing is responsible for injuries or property damage incidents. It is important to consider the hazards of backing and what can be done to mitigate these hazards.

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STI/SPFA Safety Committee COVID-19 Resources


Posted by totoole on 12/29/2020 8:00:00 AM

The STI/SPFA Safety Committee created a list of links and resources that may help you protect your workforce from exposure to COVID-19. This is not an exhaustive list but many of these products and ideas have been deployed in the fight against COVID-19 in the workplace.

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Submit Your Entry for the STI/SPFA 2020 Steel Fabricated Product of the Year Awards


Posted by kbruce on 12/22/2020 9:49:56 AM

Entries for the 2020 STI/SPFA Steel Product Awards are being accepted. Deadline for remaining categories is February 26, 2021. Submissions for all categories must have been brought to market and available for purchase or implementation January 1 - December 31, 2020.

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NACE’s Master Painters Institute Program Q&A


Posted by waynegeyer on 12/9/2020 8:00:00 AM

There is a lot of concern in the industry related to the Master Painters Institute’s (MPI) new MPI 500 Series standards. The following information came about via discussions with people in the industry.

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Eye Injuries and Prevention


Posted by totoole on 12/1/2020 8:00:00 AM

Our eyes are one of our greatest assets. They give us the ability to see the world around us. If we do not protect our eyes from injuries while at work and working at home we could easily lose that ability.

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