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.”

The METALFOCUS® Safety Program, in partnership with SafetyWorks, was created out of METALCON’s commitment to help metal businesses thrive. SafetyWorks, a leader in providing occupational safety training, has been delivering professional safety know-how to construction and manufacturing clients since 1999, focused on OSHA-related safety training, safety program management, and consultation services. 

You won’t find a similar program out there, especially for the cost. 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

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE FOLLOWING DATES – All sessions are 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Eastern Time

ON DEMANDCOURSE 1: OSHA’s Steel Erection Standard (29 CFR 1926 Subpart R)
                    — qualifies for 1 AIA HSW LU (aired on Feb 18)
TODAY – February 25 – COURSE 2: Fall Protection Planning
                    — qualifies for 1 AIA HSW LU

March 4 – COURSE 3: Hot Work & HW Permits
                     — qualifies for 1 AIA HSW LU
March 12 – COURSE 4: Rigging Safety Considerations (NOTE: This is not a rigging certification class)
                     — qualifies for 1 AIA HSW LU
March 19 – COURSE 5: Crane Ops & Lift Planning
                    — qualifies for 1 AIA HSW LU
March 25 – COURSE 6:  Supervisor Safety Responsibilities
                    — pending approval for 1 AIA HSW LU
April 1 – COURSE 7: Project Safety Planning
                    — pending approval for 1 AIA HSW LU
April 8 – COURSE 8: Job Safety Analysis (JSA)
                   — pending approval for 1 AIA HSW LU
April 15 – COURSE 9:  Incident Reporting & Investigation
                   — qualifies for 1 AIA HSW LU
April 22 – COURSE 10: Managing OSHA Inspections
                   — qualifies for 1 AIA HSW LU

Your METALFOCUS® Safety Program Instructor is Craig A. Shaffer, CSP President of SafetyWorks, Inc. He is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) with over 30 years of occupational safety and health experience in the construction and manufacturing industries. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Penn State and is an authorized instructor for the construction OSHA-10 & OSHA-30 courses.

Each course is 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.

Attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion for EACH completed course and attendees who complete the entire 10-course program will receive special recognition at METALCON 2021 and on our website.

Special introductory prices available through April 1, 2021 – Individual courses priced at $30, pick a pack and save!

1 COURSE: $30 
3 COURSE PACK: $80 (Save $10)
5 COURSE PACK: $125 (Save $25)
10 COURSE PACK: $250 (Save $50)

Group pricing is also available! Mix and match courses to suite your group size
and ensure every member of your team gets the METALFOCUS® Safety training they need. Contact Kalyn Burke at or call her directly at 857-255-3341.