Steel Erection (Steel Structures)

<p>Photo courtesy of OSHA. Materials being hoisted must be rigged to prevent unintentional displacement

Materials being hoisted must be properly rigged to prevent unintentional displacement.

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Being fearless won't protect you from broken bones, severe head and body trauma, cuts, bruises, burns, hearing loss, and amputations that occur due to hazards such as the following:

  • Electricity.
  • Falls.
  • Falling materials and equipment.
  • Noise.

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  • Hazardous materials (wet concrete).
  • Inhaling hazardous smoke from hot work (welding, flame cutting).
  • Impalement (rebar).
  • Moving mechanical parts.
  • Moving vehicles (heavy equipment, cars, trucks).
  • Outdoor heat.
  • Overhead hazards.
  • Slips and trips.
  • Sprains and strains.

These hazards can result in hospitalization or even death.

Information provided in this topic page can help employers and employees identify and evaluate existing and foreseeable safety and health hazards and provide resources to help with training, prevention methods, and the development and implementation of a required written safety and health accident prevention program (APP).

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