As per OSHA, “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.” The standard’s purpose is to protect employees from steel erection dangers that are a part of construction, alteration, and/or the repair of single/multi-story buildings, bridges, and other structures where steel erection occurs (excluding electrical transmission towers, communication and broadcast towers, or tanks). There are a number of different factors that come into play when it comes to safety while working to erect steel structures. These factors include:

*   Structural stability: More information
*   Metal buildings: More information
*   Overhead hazards: More information
*   Fall protection: More information
*   Cranes: More information
*   Training: More information 

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