According to OSHA, thirty-five deaths per year occur in the steel erection industry. Because of the number of deaths, OSHA is focusing on helping companies make their jobsites safer places, providing steel-specific education. OSHA’s e-Tool
for steel erection offers important training and standards information.
OSHA’s standard for steel erection was created to help provide protection from steel erection hazards when it involves the construction, alteration, or repair of single-story buildings, multi-story buildings, bridges, and other structures where steel erection activities occur.
Because there are so many safety hazards in this industry, providing worker training along with the creation and implementation of a safety plan can go a long way to prevent workplace injury for those working in the steel erection field. If you have questions about how your company can benefit from creating a safety training program for your employees, please give us a call at 864.905.7835.
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