Basic Steel Products
The basic steel products industry is involved in manufacturing hot metal, pig iron, and silvery pig iron from iron ore and iron and steel scrap. It also converts pig iron, scrap iron, and scrap steel into steel, and hot rolls iron and steel into basic shapes such as plates, sheets, strips, rods, bars, and tubing. This industry also uses blast furnaces and coke ovens.
Exposures to hazards present in steel operations are addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry.