So you bought your first steel building and are ready for its erection. Much like any construction project, assembling steel buildings involves some risks that can be minimized with proper preventive measures.
Even before the start of the project, reviewing the safety measures required by the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is very important. As you well know, the OSHA is in charge of enforcing laws regarding safety and health.
Combine this information with the knowledge gained while acquainting yourself with local building codes, which you most probably reviewed during the design phase of your steel building.
Ensure that all these collective precautionary measures are properly observed all throughout the assembly stages of the steel building.
Here are some basic guidelines in order to guarantee the safe completion of your steel building project:
1. Ensure that the worksite has been inspected for overhead hazards such as power lines, by the proper authorities.
2. All workers and anybody who has access to the worksite should know by heart all the safety measures including any Government regulations, pertaining to steel building construction. This includes new workers hired in the middle of the steel buildings’ construction.
3. All workers should wear appropriate work apparel including gloves, hardhats, rubber soled shoes, and protective eyewear or goggles.
4. Sufficient and recommended shoring should be taken into account. Shoring is temporary support applied to support your steel building while work is being carried out nearby.
5. All the needed power tools should be in clear working order and safely connected. Ensure that all tools are of professional quality.
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