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OSHA's Final Rule on Steel Erection

Administrative Resolution HW-PPR-AM01-05

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ADMINISTRATIVE RESOLUTION HW-PPR-AM01-05

TITLE: OSHA STANDARDS ON REQUIREMENT TO

FIELD INSTALL SHEAR STUDS ON STRUCTURAL STEEL

FOR HIGHWAY BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION

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WHEREAS, OSHA has put forward new safety regulations relating to steel erection; and

WHEREAS, these rules were formulated primarily due to issues in the building construction industry; and

WHEREAS, the new rules require the field installation of "Shear Studs" or "Nelson Studs" due to perceived tripping hazards if installed in fabrication shop.

WHEREAS, there are serious repercussions to State Departments of Transportation due to complications of field installing these shear studs due to increased costs, diminished quality, time delays to construction, and increased safety concerns.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the AASHTO Subcommittee on Construction believes that structural steel for highway construction should be excluded from the requirement to field install shear studs as addressed in 1926.754 of the new OSHA Steel Erection Standards.

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED, the AASHTO Subcommittee on Construction requests the Standing Committee on Highways to endorse this resolution and for AASHTO Board of Directors to work with OSHA to revise 1926.754 of the new OSHA Steel Erection Standards to exclude the requirement to field install shear studs for highway applications.

(APPROVED BY THE AASHTO'S BOARD OF DIRECTOR'S ON
DECEMBER 2, 2001)

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