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For the new OSHA steel erection rules, go to and follow the
links to the PDF or HTML download.  From the accompanying Press Release &
Fact Sheet:
                                             "Iron workers in      
                                             America are safer     
                                             under a new rule      
                                             issued today by the   
                                             Occupational Safety   
                                             and Health            
                                             Administration. The   
                                             new rule on steel     
                                             erection, developed   
                                             in concert with       
                                             industry and union    
                                             groups, is expected   
                                             to prevent 30         
                                             fatalities and 1,142  
                                             injuries annually and 
                                             save employers nearly 
                                             $40 million a year."  
                                             The actual new OSHA   
                                             rules are found in 29 
                                             CFR Part 1926, Safety 
                                             Standards For Steel   
                                             Erection; Final Rule, 
                                             January 18, 2001.     
                                             They are over 80      
                                             pages of fine print.  
                                             Enjoy :)              

Rick Drake, SE
Fluor Daniel, Aliso Viejo, CA


"c2" <jimmycccccc(--nospam--at)> on 02/27/2001 08:19:38 AM

Please respond to seaint(--nospam--at)

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Subject:  Re: Erection of Double-framed beam Connection to Columns

I've been watching this thread with great interest.  It is no small wonder
that OSHA has found the need to promulgate "idiot" rules for those with no
real experience in the art of ironworking.

I am under the impression that the longitudal beams frame into the web of
the traverse bents and that the web connection area is cluttered with
stiffner plates interfering with the option of "scissoring" either the 2nd
or 3rd tier beams in place.  Since the 2nd tier beams are already in place
(as I understand the problem), the prudent solution is to loosely 2bolt one
end of the top beam and rig a vertical come-a-long from the other end of
top beam to the 2nd tier beam.  The 2nd tier beam can now be unbolted,
supported by the come-a-long and in turn the crane hoist line.  The two
beams are now properly vertically spaced by manipulating the come-a-long,
entered into the cluttered web area and bolted.  Hell, even an engineer
should have figured this out.

Of course, a good ironworker foreman would have "grapevined" ( hoisted the
beams one hung under the other) the tiered beams on the first lift,
the need for all this time consuming rigging.

Jimmy  C.......(hisself)

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