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On July 18th
2001 Occupational Safety
and Health Administration (OSHA) revises the construction industry safety standards which regulate steel
erection. The final rule enhances protections provided to workers engaged in steel erection and updates the general
provisions that address steel erection. The final rule set performance-oriented criteria, where possible, to protect Ironworkers from
steel erection related hazards such as working under loads; hoisting, landing and placing decking; column stability; double
connections; hoisting, landing and placing steel joists; and falls to lower levels. To effectuate this, the final rule contains
requirements for hoisting and rigging, structural steel assembly, beam and column connections, joist erection, systems-engineered
metal building erection, fall protection and training.
Click on the below links to read each standard and how it applies to your company. Note: DOSH did
NOT follow OSHA's Fall Protection dealing with Connectors, see WAC
Steel Erectors, Take Note
WAC 296-155-701 Scope, Provides the scope,
application of the rule.
WAC 296-155-702 Definitions.
Provides definitions applicable to the rule.
WAC 296-155-703 Site
layout, site-specific erection plan and construction sequence. Provides requirements pertaining to layout, erection
plans and construction sequence.
WAC 296-155-704 Hoisting
and rigging. Provides requirements pertaining to hoisting and rigging, including multiple rigging procedures.
WAC 296-155-706 Structural steel assembly.
Provides structural stability requirements during assembly.
296-155-707 Column anchorage. Establishes
requirements for erection stability and anchoring.
WAC 296-155-708 Beams
and columns. Provides requirements for placing and bracing of beams of columns.
WAC 296-155-709 Open web steel joists.
Provides requirements for lateral stability, attachment of joists and girders, bridging, and the landing and placing of loads.
WAC 296-155-711 Systems-engineered
metal buildings. Provides requirements for erection of system-engineered metal buildings.
WAC 296-155-714 Falling object protection.
Provides requirements to secure items to prevent displacement.
296-155-716 Fall protection. Provides
fall protection requirements.
WAC 296-155-717 Training.
Provides requirements on training of employees.