Ironworkers...On the Safe Side - Page 3 Preventing Structural Collapse Hazards
1) Structural stability of vertical and horizontal reinforcing steel assemblies shall be maintained at all times. 2)Vertical and horizontal columns, caissons, walls, and other reinforcing steel assemblies shall be guyed, braced, or supported to prevent structural collapse.
3) Guying, bracing, or supports shall be installed under the direction of a competent person.
4) Guying, bracing, or supports shall be removed only with the approval of a competent person.
5) The controlling contractor shall bar other construction processes below or near the erection of reinforcement assemblies until they are adequately supported and/or secured to prevent structural collapse.
6) Reinforcing steel assemblies that are free-standing shall be guyed, braced, or supported under the direction of a competent person.
7)Systems for guying, bracing, or supports shall be designed by a qualified person of the controlling contractor, and removed only with the approval of a competent person.
Special thanks to Don Zampa, President of the District Council of Iron Workers of the State of California and Vicinity for his efforts to help organize stakeholder representatives from the Iron Workers, reinforcing steel contractors and industry associations to provide testimony during the California OSHA Public Hearing in support for the passage of new reinforcing steel and post-tensioning safety standards.
The International Association’s “2017 ZERO Incident” campaign targets our members in the reinforcing steel industry and it is our goal to pursue safety standards that will prevent workplace incidents. We continue to challenge all members to “See Something - Say Something” to recognize and avoid workplace health hazards. Jeff Norris, Vicki O’Leary and I will continue to work with District Councils, Local Unions, and IMPACT Regional Advisory Boards to address workplace safety and health issues. I will work closely with Steve Parker, Executive Director of the Reinforcing Steel Department and IMPACT to reach-out to our employers throughout the United States and Canada. Please contact me in the Safety and Health Department at (800)368-0108, Jeff Norris, Canadian Safety Coordinator at (780) 459-4498, or Vicki O’Leary, District Representative of Safety/Diversity at (202) 702-7828 if you have any questions pertaining to reinforcing steel and post-tensioning safety standards.
Executive Director of Safety and Health