SAFETY HANDRAILS FOR STEEL GIRDER CONSTRUCTION

The protection of workmen during the steel erection and placement of concrete deck is identified as the principal safety problem. The number of workers and the exposure time warrant the best protection that can be provided. Photographs are presented which illustrate the hazards involved and some of the protective measures used. Workers have used safety belts tied to shear studs or attached to the top girder flanges. Safety boats and life jackets have sometimes been provided. Sometimes, the safety lines to the top flanges cannot provide protection to the full deck. After the area has been decked out, the work area can be secured with guardrails and barricades. Guardrails and scaffolding are some effective measures which are illustrated here.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kamp, R N
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 63-71
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131374
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM