Steel Erection Course Description
Despite being covered since 1971 under the original steel erection standard, America’s 56,000 steel erectors continue to suffer 35 fatal accidents per year, a rate of one death per 1,600 workers. OSHA estimates that 30 of those deaths, as well as nearly 1,150 annual lost-workday injuries, will be averted by compliance with provisions of the standard, developed with industry and labor through negotiated rulemaking. In steel erection, training is a key element in the employer’s accident prevention program. Since the employer can choose the provider, method and frequency of training that is appropriate for the employees being trained, the employer has flexibility in developing and implementing a training program.