“Tomorrow—your reward for working safely today.” –Author unknown

At S.N.S. Iron Works, Inc., safety requirements and results significantly exceed industry standards. A culture of safety has been achieved through effective management and a strong commitment to safety at all levels. As of November 2002, a key safety requirement has been implemented: a 6ft. tie-off policy, which is more stringent than is required by the Federal standard. This is just one example of how the safety program exceeds requirements and supports a safe work environment.

Accountability for safety has been implemented in the following ways:

  • Pre-employment drug testing
  • Weekly safety meetings
  • Daily inspections
  • Safety audits
  • Job-specific planning
  • Anticipation of hazards

Safety is never compromised.

We are  a founding member of Steel Erectors Safety Association of Colorado (SESAC) and hold a seat on the Board of Directors.



The newly opened Colorado Iron Workers Training Facility is an 18,000 sf. state-of-the-art learning center for apprentices and journeyman.  As a collaboration between Local 24 and Colorado Steel Erectors Association it was the goal to build a training center rivaled by no other. The training facility boasts the following key features:

  • 34 cutting and welding stations for testing and training
  • Multiple Certified Welding Inspectors (CWI)
  • Two story indoor mock-up building with overhead crane
  • Video conferencing system for distance learning
  • Air-extraction system at welding stations

The three-year apprenticeship program at the Colorado Iron Workers Training School, emphasizes hands-on training. The indoor mock-up building is vital to year-round learning. These tools give new Iron Workers what is needed for success and put them at the forefront of industry standards.


Journeyman and Foreman are required to complete upgrade training.  This consists of five core classes.

  • Sub-part R
  • Fall Protection
  • O.S.H.A. ten-hour
  • Scaffold Training
  • Qualified Rigger and Signal Person Certification

For more information on the program, visit:

Crane Operators

All Crane Operators at S.N.S. are certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO). Additionally, operators complete an apprenticeship through the Local 9 operators union.