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1 The New Steel Erection Rule: Highlights. 2 Steel Erection Final Rule Published January 18, 2001 Implemented January 18, 2002 Includes exceptions for.

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1 1 The New Steel Erection Rule: Highlights

2 2 Steel Erection Final Rule Published January 18, 2001 Implemented January 18, 2002 Includes exceptions for some provisions

3 3 Scope Covers all employers engaged in steel erection activities Contains two lists of activities: –Primary list: All are covered (connecting, bracing, guying…) –Ancillary list: Covered only when they occur during and are a part of steel erection activities (sealing, caulking, etc…) (b)

4 4 Scope (contd) Does not apply to: –Electrical transmission towers –Communication and broadcast towers –Tanks (a)

5 5 Steel Erection Decision Tree Is the activity at the jobsite listed in (b)(1)? Yes No IS the activity listed in.750(b)(2)? Then this activity IS covered by Subpart R Yes No Then you must determine if this is going on in conjunction with (during and a part of) steel erection activities in (b)(1). A question to ask: Does this (b)(2) activity have to be done for steel erection to continue: If yes, and if done during (b)(1) activities, then it is covered by the standard. Because it is listed in neither (b)(1) nor (b)(2), it is not covered by the standard.

6 6 Key Provisions of the Rule Site layout Hoisting and rigging Structural steel stability requirements –Column anchorage –Beams and columns –Open web steel joists –Structural steel assembly

7 7 Key Provisions of the Rule (contd) Systems-engineered metal buildings Falling object protection Fall protection Worker training

8 8 Site Layout Adequate layout area Adequate access roads (c)

9 9 Hoisting and Rigging Provides additional crane safety for steel erection Minimizes employee exposure to overhead loads through pre-planning and work practice requirements

10 10 Hoisting and Rigging (contd) Prescribes proper procedures for multiple lifts (Christmas-treeing) (e)

11 11 Column Anchorage Minimum 4 anchor bolts per column Written notification of proper curing of concrete in footings, piers, walls for steel columns Written notification of adequacy of anchor bolts modified/repaired in the field (a)

12 12 Beams and Columns Two bolts per connection before releasing hoisting line Safe procedures for making double connections at columns

13 13 Open Web Steel Joists Minimize the risk of collapse of lightweight steel joists by: –Specifying erection bridging and method of attachment –Requiring erection bridging to be anchored to terminus point –Specifying method of placing loads on steel joists

14 14 Structural Steel Assembly Specific work practices: –Hoisting deck bundles

15 15 Structural Steel Assembly (contd) Minimizing fall hazards: –Trip hazards –Interior holes/openings –Slip hazards Shear Connectors

16 16 Systems-Engineered Metal Buildings Requirements to minimize the risk of collapse in the erection of these specialized structures that account for a major portion of steel erection in this country

17 17 Falling Object Protection Provisions that address hazards of falling objects in steel erection Note: Does not apply to materials being hoisted

18 18 Fall Protection Above 30 feet/2 stories: All workers must be protected, including connectors and deckers Between 15 and 30 feet/2 stories: Workers must be protected EXCEPT: –Connectors –Deckers working in controlled decking zone (CDZ)

19 19 Fall Protection (contd) Connectors between 15 and 30 feet/2 stories –All equipment necessary to be capable of being used to be tied off (or safety nets) must be in place –Not required to tie off (b)

20 20 Fall Protection (contd) Deckers between 15 and 30 feet/2 stories –Can use a controlled decking zone (CDZ) instead of fall protection (c)

21 21 Training Qualified person to train exposed workers in fall protection Qualified person to train exposed workers engaged in special, high- risk activities

22 22 Specific Controlling Contractor Duties Notify the steel erector in writing regarding concrete cure and anchor bolt changes Provide adequate layout areas and onsite access roads Preclude work below steel erection unless there is overhead protection Choose whether to accept responsibility for maintaining fall protection equipment left by erector (otherwise it must be removed)

23 23 OSHAs Website View the complete standard at View the steel erection information website at


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