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Steel Erection

Steel Erection

Hazard Overview

Hazard Overview

What is steel erection?

Steel erection is the construction, alteration or repair of steel buildings, bridges and other structures, including the installation of metal decking and all planking used during the process of erection.

What are the hazards associated with steel erection?

The principal hazards associated with steel erection are serious injury and death due to: working under suspended loads that are improperly rigged; structural collapse of steel columns and joists that are not properly anchored and secured; falls to lower levels; and overhead hazards not associated with hoisting operations, such as tools and other equipment that are not properly secured.

Solutions

Solutions

What can I do to protect myself?

Workers engaged in steel erection operations must be trained by a qualified person to perform the tasks they are expected to do. They must understand the types of hazards to which they may be exposed while working at the job site. Personal fall protection equipment must be examined prior to its use and replaced if necessary before working at an elevated level.

What resources are available to assist employers?

Other relevant information can be found on the cranes and derricks and fall protection A-Z topics pages. In addition, the NCDOL Library offers free safety and health videos and related research assistance on consensus standards (i.e., ANSI, NFPA, NEC). The education, training and technical assistance bureau provides free online safety and health training and outreach services (i.e., speaker's bureau requests, safety booths) upon request.

Regulations

Regulations

Which standards apply?

OSH has adopted the following standards for steel erection in North Carolina:

Other standards closely related to steel erection includes:

 

Learn More

Learn More

Where can I learn more?

If you would like to receive interpretive guidance on this or any other OSH standard or topic, you can submit your questions using the Ask OSH web form, by e-mail to ask.osh@labor.nc.gov or by calling 919-707-7876.