- Safety and Health Topics
- Steel Erection
Steel erection is one of the top 10 most hazardous occupations according to BLS fatality data year after year. Steel erection work includes heavy duty high rise structures, metal buildings and even signs. Steel erection is often the skeletal core of bridges, office buildings, commercial, retail and industrial structures. OSHA published Subpart R, 1926.750, the current steel erection rule in 2001.
Provides information on standards and directives regarding steel erection.
Letters of Interpretation
Provides OSHA Standard Interpretations for steel erection.
Provides additional resources regarding steel erection.
- Enforcement of Steel Erection Subpart R. 1926.754(b)(3), (May 21, 2012).
- Steel Erection. OSHA eTool. Provides assistance in helping to comply with the OSHA requirements.
Workers have the right to:
- Working conditions that do not pose a risk of serious harm.
- Receive information and training (in a language and vocabulary the worker understands) about workplace hazards, methods to prevent them, and the OSHA standards that apply to their workplace.
- Review records of work-related injuries and illnesses.
- File a complaint asking OSHA to inspect their workplace if they believe there is a serious hazard or that their employer is not following OSHA's rules. OSHA will keep all identities confidential.
- Exercise their rights under the law without retaliation, including reporting an injury or raising health and safety concerns with their employer or OSHA. If a worker has been retaliated against for using their rights, they must file a complaint with OSHA as soon as possible, but no later than 30 days.
For additional information, see OSHA's Workers page.
How to Contact OSHA
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to ensure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov or call OSHA at 1-800-321-OSHA (6742), TTY 1-877-889-5627.