July 26, 2016

Education & Professional Development

Qualified Rigger & Signal Person

July 27, 2016

8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
1220 1st Avenue
Coralville, IA  52241

Presented by: Aaron Walker, EagleOne Safety Solutions LLC, Cedar, IA

As of November 2010, all employees engaged in hooking, unhooking, or guiding the load, or in the initial connection of a load to a component or structure and are within the fall zone must be a qualified rigger. A qualified rigger is also needed during assembly/disassembly of cranes.

This training program is designed specifically to ensure that rigging personnel meet OSHA’s definition of a qualified rigger and will provide information to assist in making every lift safely. Participants will receive:

  • 6.5 Hours of Instruction
  • Rigging Pocket Guide
  • Hand Signal Wallet Card
  • Qualified Rigger & Signal Person Wallet Card and Wall Certificate

Overcoming the 'Fear Factor:' Building Trust in a Journey to Safety Excellence - Members-Only Webinar

August 9, 2016

11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Presented by:  Mike Williamsen, Caterpillar Safety Services - Peoria, IL

Where fear of reprisal exists, safety improvement is doomed. Frontline employees will not engage in safety if they believe their input will lead only to discipline or other negative repercussions. Starting in 2013, five of Caterpillar’s re-manufacturing facilities in Corinth, MS, tackled the “fear factor” that was impeding employee involvement in safety.

Through the Zero-Incident Performance (ZIP™) Process, driven by front-line employee solutions, the facilities have achieved tremendous improvement in morale, genuine engagement and leading indicator safety performance. This webinar is a case study of an organization that is no longer crippled by fear, but rather striding toward safety culture success.

Up In The Air - Legal Issues of Drones in the Construction Industry - Members-Only Webinar

September 7, 2016

11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Presented by: Jeff Stone, Whitfield & Eddy, PLC, Des Moines, IA

Drones are turning up with increasing frequency on construction projects taking videos of progress mapping for software programs, surveying, monitoring safety and for many more purposes. Is it really that easy? Just purchase a drone and turn it loose on your project to be more efficient? No, drone usage on a commercial construction site comes with extensive regulations, licensing, and limitations. Do you need a license to fly a drone on a commercial construction project? Who has oversight of drone usage? What approvals are required? Do I have liability coverage for drone usage?

On June 21, 2016, the FAA released the much anticipated Part 107 regulatory rules for commercial UAS use. The changes will take effect in August 2016 and will be the catalyst for massive changes in many industries. These new rules will enable anyone who satisfies the new rules to operate a UAS for commercial purposes. As a follow-up to the MBI seminar, The Drone Age…A Primer for the Commercial Construction Industry that was held in June, this webinar will address the legal issues and potential ramifications of using drones on commercial construction projects.

Mobile Crane Operator Certification - Hydraulic Fixed & Swing Cab

September 12 - 16, 2016

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Terex Cranes
106 12th Street SE
Waverly, IA 50677

Presented by: Dan Swiggum, Associated Training Services, Sun Prairie, WI

MBI has contracted with Associated Training Services (ATS), Terex Cranes and the National Commission of the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) to provide this premier crane operator course in Iowa.  Attendees of this course will be prepared for and tested on the written and practical exams for certification through NCCCO. The NCCCO crane operator certification is one of the most widely recognized crane operator certifications in the crane and lifting industry.  The Mobile Crane Operator Certification exams are designed for operators who are trained and who currently work in crane operation.  All candidates are required to pass both written and practical examinations to be certified. The initial certification period is for 5 years, after which an operator is required to recertify. Successful completion of this course and meeting the requirements for NCCCO Mobile Crane Operator Certification will assure the crane operator and his/her employer meet the OSHA certification deadline of November 10, 2017.

Working Overtime to Understand the New Overtime Final Rule - Webinar

September 14, 2016

11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Presenter: Megan Erickson Moritz, Brown Winick Law Firm, Des Moines, IA

The US Department of Labor (DOL) recently published changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations that are likely to significantly impact millions of workers. In this webinar, Megan Erickson Moritz, employment attorney with a special emphasis on FLSA compliance, will review the updated rules, discuss new employer obligations that go into effect December 1, 2016, outline some practical steps employers can and should take now to prepare for these changes, and provide some considerations to guide internal decisions about potential changes to employee classifications and/or pay and timekeeping practices.

While the primary focus of this webinar will be related to the DOL’s recent changes to the Executive, Administrative, and Professional (“EAP”) exemptions, we will also touch upon a handful of other common overtime compliance challenges for employers in the construction industry. This webinar is geared to business owners, human resources professionals, in-house attorneys, and anyone else interested in learning about the new overtime requirements under the FLSA.