This standard establishes safety requirements for erecting, handling, fitting, fastening, reinforcing and dismantling of structural steel, plate steel, steel joist, and metal deck at a final in-place field site during construction, maintenance and dismantling operations.
Purpose. This standard is designed to:
1. Reduce the incidence of workplace fatalities, workers injuries, and property damage by prescribing minimum safety requirements.
2. Provide direction to persons concerned with, or responsible for, its applications.
3. Guide governments and other regulatory bodies in the development and promulgation of appropriate safety directives.