The iron working industry is very strenuous and most tedious.

An Ironworker must be alert at all times in order to perform the duties of connecting, welding, installing decking, in addition to climbing, lifting, sitting, standing, bending and pulling of the steel in the erection of buildings and spanning of bridges.

An Ironworker is a stalwart individual with a great deal of upper body strength for twisting, turning, and awkward postures of the back. Blueprint and drafting reading are a part of the training to become an Ironworker and safety is a plus in training and working side by side with co-workers and other Craftsmen.

Iron work is performed inside and outside in most weather conditions.


  1. Industrial Safety - covers all aspects of safety in the Ironworking Industry
        a. OSHA CFR 1926. Standards and CFR 1910 Standards and ANSI                               Standards, Fire codes, and International Building Codes.
         b. Courses include:
                        - Powerline Hazard Awareness
                        - Confined space - Entrant, Attendant, Supervisor training
                        - MSDS
                        - Fire watch & Fire patrol training
                        - Fork truck training
                        - Fall protection
                        - Stairs and ladders
                        - Scaffolds
                        - Cranes
                        - Trenching and excavations

  2. First Aid/CPR - Red Cross Certified Course in Standard First Aid Yearly recertification CPR - First Aid every 3 years. Also covers blood born  pathogen training.

  3. Reinforcing - Blue Prints, work books covering all reinforcing steel in concrete. Post tension cables, prestressed cables.

  4. Structural - Blue Prints, Theodolites, work books, on all aspects of structural steel.  From making of steel and bolts, nomenclature to engineering and structural placement of members. Cranes and related equipment is studied.

  5. Ornamental - Blue Prints, work books - Jail cells, window sash, doors, ladders, stairways, fence and store fronts.

  6. Rigging - Cranes, hoists, jacking systems.  Rope, knots and complete coverage of Ansi  B30.9 Standards.

  7. Welding - Metallurgy, Flare cutting, SMAW 1G - 2G - 3G - 4G 3/8 plate. Mig and Tig training. Advancement to International Ironworkers 1” plate.

  8. Metal Buildings - Engineering, Blue Prints, work books and study of American Butler Buildings, and various other building manufacturers.

  9. Union Principles - Study of Ironworking Industry from conceptive to present. Study of Local 89 management. Study of United States Federal Labor Acts. Comet and IMPACT training.

  10. OSHA 10 hrs - CFR 1926 Construction Standards and Smart Mark International training.

  11. Scaffold Users - Covers identification of falls, collapse, electrical and calculation of a safe scaffold in a users atmosphere. Identification of types, loads and Nomenclature of scaffold components is figured. Including scissor lifts and articulating boom lifts.

  12. Scaffold Erectors/Dismantlers - Covers Engineering, calculations, types and uses of