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High Rise Rodman

4 weeks

In the High Rise Rodman program, trainees will learn to tie columns/cages, walls, and slabs. They will learn to follow the drawings and lay the steel bars and rebar chairs accordingly. Participants will also be learning to cut steel, bend bars (with and without the powerbending tools), and build footings and beams.

High Rise Rodman workers generally work outside in all weather, and some work indoors in manufacturing plants or underground work sites. Worksites may be in a variety of locations ranging from remote areas where they could be working on dams, bridges, or mining projects to urban environments where they could work on high-rise buildings, parking garages, transit systems, tunnels, or stadiums. This type of work requires a considerable amount of standing, bending, crawling, lifting, climbing, pulling, and reaching and is often conducted in cramped, confined spaces or at heights. Hazards of this type of work would include injury from electrocution, falls, or falling objects. Inclement weather can shut down projects for extended periods which may result in overtime work in order to meet deadlines. Team coordination is a large component of the occupation, especially when hoisting and placing large heavy components high above the ground.