Countdown to Zero in

 

Recommitment to Pursue Zero Fatalities and Incidents in 2022

 

General President Eric Dean has recommitted his support and resources to continue the “Zero Fatality” campaign in 2022 to help prevent fatalities and disabling injuries to Iron Workers' members throughout the United States and Canada. The campaign is designed to engage members to “See Something! Say Something!” to help recognize and avoid workplace hazards. For many decades, common hazards have been the primary causation factors for fatalities and serious incidents. Our focus on the deadly dozen hazardous activities will continue, and campaign materials are available to district councils, local unions and apprenticeship training facilities, including hardhat stickers and gang box stickers emphasizing the importance of recognizing and avoiding workplace hazards in the shop and field.

The safety and health department will publish periodic reports to update our members, contractors and regulatory agencies on our progress to pursue zero fatalities and incidents and to help members to finish strong and finish safe in 2022.


Zero Incident Campaign and Initiatives

Source: Data obtained for this chart available at the Department of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics website.






The following are the names of brother ironworkers who lost their lives on the jobsite from 2016-2021. Let us honor their memory and finish strong in 2022 by always remembering to "See Something! Say Something!"




Thomas Gyarmati

Local 851

May 9, 1948 – March 24, 2021

 

Javier Chapa

Local 66

April 6, 1975 – March 11, 2021

 

Jailall “Randi” Rasheed

Local 721

December 28, 1971 – November 16, 2020

 

Bartolome Linares

Local 24

August 24, 1967 – August 9, 2020

 

Juan Barajas

Local 416

December 24, 1980 – May 9, 2020

 

Paul Cryderman

Local 25

August 10, 1971 – May 8, 2020

 

John Faber

Local 75

August 10, 1957 – April 18, 2020

 

Braxton Ulmer

Local 847

March 28, 1992 – March 17, 2020

 

Loren Shoemake

Local 44

November 23, 1973 – February 1, 2020

 

Curtis Appleyard

Local 721

August 18, 1975 – November 12, 2019

 

Sergio Cruz

Local 229

August 9, 1986 – July 25, 2019

 

Travis Corbet

Local 29

March 13, 1986 – April 27, 2019

 

Andrew Yoder

Local 86

August 29, 1987 – April 27, 2019

 

Michael Byrer

Local 853

August 6, 1977 – April 25, 2019

 

Michael Patterson

Local 67

January 6, 1972 – April 22, 2019

 

Daren McLaughlin

Local 623

September 1, 1966 – February 25, 2019

 

Brien Daunt

Local 433

December 4, 1973 – January 12, 2019

 

David Bialas

Local 1

September 9, 1963 – October 9, 2018

 

Gregory Bosela

Local 207

January 21, 1986 – October 3, 2018

 

Matthew Smith

Local 392

November 1, 1985 – September 20, 2018

 

Richard Ham

Local 10

May 4, 1961 – August 20, 2018

 

Stephen Lemay

Local 86

January 17, 1962 – April 19, 2018

 

Liping Gao

Local 805

October 16, 1959 – April 11, 2018

 

Ray Estores

Local 86

June 2, 1994 – December 30, 2017

 

Otto Taufen

Local 14

June 30, 1957 – September 22, 2017

 

Scot Lesmeister

Local 10

May 19, 1971 – May 30, 2017

 

Thomas Ryan

Local 361

March 30, 1959 – May 27, 2017

 

Greg Latson

Local 17

March 30, 1970 – May 22, 2017

 

Jason Clark

Local 444

October 11, 1972 – May 15, 2017

 

Mike Whelan Jr.

Local 401

June 25, 1959 – April 1, 2017

 

Darcy Clancy

Local 736

October 24, 1980 – March 18, 2017

 

Jeff Jones

Local 811

December 27, 1978 – January 15, 2017

 

Richard Wilson

Local 22

July 20, 1959 – December 12, 2016

 

Joe Luis Delgado

Local 377

February 28, 1982 – November 15, 2016

 

Richard “Joey” Snyder

Local 70

October 26, 1982 – August 9, 2016

 

Christopher Thompson

Local 67

September 17, 1984 – July 21, 2016

 

Costec Chomenko

Local 97

October 1, 1953 – July 13, 2016

 

Walter Lenkowski III

Local 399

November 2, 1990 – June 5, 2016

 

David “John” Cardacin

Local 86

May 6, 1962 – February 15, 2016

 

 

 

 

 


Deadly Dozen Activities and Hazards

  1. Falls through unprotected or inadequate floor opening covers.
  2. Collapse of unsecured open web steel joists.
  3. Lack of fall protection and inadequate use of fall arrest equipment.
  4. Falls during installation of floor and roof decking.
  5. Material handling injuries during steel erection and reinforcing steel activities.
  6. Column collapse due to anchor bolt failure and/or insufficient concrete strength.
  7. Structural collapse of unsupported reinforcing steel columns, walls, and decks.
  8. Struck-by injuries from falling objects, tools, and materials.
  9. Caught between injuries during hoisting and rigging operations.
  10. Impalement from unprotected reinforcing dowels or other vertical projections.
  11. Electrical hazards and injuries from high-voltage power lines.
  12. Heat illness and toxic exposure to chemicals and air-borne contaminants.

Shopmen’s Safety and Health Campaign to Target “Deadly Dozen Hazards” 

 

  1. Exposure to toxic welding fumes that create serious health hazards.
  2. Striking hazards during material handling, loading and unloading trucks.
  3. Dismemberment pertaining to machine guarding of shear presses, punch presses and other equipment.
  4. Rigging failure and use of chains, slings, plate dogs and other rigging equipment.
  5. Hazards pertaining to use of overhead rail cranes, gantry cranes and other cranes.
  6. Hazards pertaining to use of forklifts and my jacks.
  7. Exposure to toxic paints and chemicals through inhalation and skin absorption.
  8. Exposures to airborne metals, dust and compounds during grinding and hot work operations.
  9. Electrical hazards, de-energizing equipment, and lock-out tag-out systems.
  10. Improper signals, communication and clearances.
  11. Exposure to heat illness and dehydration.
  12. Lack of protective eyewear, leathers, gloves, hearing conservation and other personal protective equipment.