Safety Stand Down Events and other industry news

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International Code Council to host fall conference and Code Hearings in Pittsburgh

The International Code Council will host its 2021 Annual Conference and Group A Public Comment Hearings from September 19-28 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The Committee Action Hearings for Group A, which is the start of the new cycle, are currently in process in a virtual format and will be concluding on May 5.

The annual conference brings together professionals from every sector of the building industry to learn new skills, share best practices, and hear from leading professionals in the building safety and construction space. Immediately following the conference, attendees will participate in the Group A Public Comment Hearings on the development of the 2024 International Codes, the most widely used and adopted set of building safety codes in the world.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event will have additional measures in place to allow our members, stakeholders and employees to gather together safely. In addition to the in-person event, some sessions will be offered virtually. More details about the schedule are forthcoming.

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National Safety Stand-Down Events

Today is the IUEC's Safety Stand Down 2021. Click here to see the industry's video message.

In addition, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction Week will be held May 3-7. OSHA has resources available for employers and employees. Included in the resources are fact sheets, videos and other materials to promote safety and for use in a stand-down event if your company is holding one.

An official Kick-Off webinar will be held on Monday, May 3 at 1:00pm eastern with OSHA, National Institute NIOSH and Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR). Click here to register and submit advance questions for the panelists.

Other upcoming safety webinars to prevent falls from the CPWR include:
Fall Harness Fit: The Basics on Wednesday, April 28 at 1:00pm eastern

May is Building Safety Month

The International Code Council’s 41st annual Building Safety Month takes place in May. The theme for 2021 is “Prevent, Prepare, Protect. Building Codes Save.” Each year, Building Safety Month raises awareness about the importance of building codes in ensuring safety in the spaces in which we live, work and learn. As always, NEII will be amplifying ICC’s Building Safety Month messaging in May. If you don’t already, please follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

COVID-19 Resources and Newsletters

As COVID-19 restrictions and orders have eased and vaccinations are open to all adults nationwide, NEII is discontinuing our weekly COVID-19 newsletters. Information will remain available at

International Elevator and Escalator Symposium (IEES) Calls for Abstracts

Liftinstituut and Elevator World invite professionals from around the world to submit abstracts for the third annual IEES to be held at the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam on December 6-7, 2021. Abstracts are due on June 18, 2021.

Calendar of Events

  • Field Employee Safety Committee teleconference - June 3
  • Government Affairs Committee teleconference - June 3 and 8
  • Board of Directors teleconference - June 24
  • NEII Annual Members Meeting - July 12
  • Central Code Committee teleconference - July 26-28


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