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Steel Erection (Subpart R) Training & Certification

Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA and Canada.


We Offer 3 Types of Steel Erection (Subpart R) Safety Trainings

Our regulation-aligned Steel Erection (Subpart R) certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours, or a more robust training, we can help! We offer online trainings that can be completed in a day, DIY training kits that provide training materials, Train the Trainer certifications that certify individuals to train others and provide training materials, or onsite training. No matter what you choose, we can get you what you want, at a price you can afford.

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Online Training

Online training is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location and/or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.

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Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It is an PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) that you can present yourself to a group of trainees.

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Train the Trainer

Train the Trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. Training kit and materials are included with the Train the Trainer online course for no additional cost.

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What’s in the Steel Erection (Subpart R) Training Course?

Our Steel Erection (Subpart R) training course is written to OSHA Requirements, and our online version fulfills OSHA’s classroom training requirement.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required by OSHA.

Course Goals:

  • Understand the importance of care in Steel Erection and how it affects you
  • Know the standards that create safe steel erection worksites
  • Grasp basic physics of erection and fall protection

Estimated Training Length: Because everyone learns and progresses at different speeds, the amount of time you spend taking this training will vary. However, the estimated time for this training is 3.5 hours

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For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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Steel Erection (Subpart R) Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • 29 CFR 1926.750-761, Appendices A-H
  • ANSI/ASSE A10.13-2001

    Train the Trainer Certification

    The Train the Trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an regulation-aligned lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.

    Why Do I Need Steel Erection (Subpart R) Safety Training?

    While OSHA doesn’t have specific standards for general Steel Erection training, Subpart R does require that all personnel working on steel erection have training in safety for any hazard to which they will come into contact. Subpart R also dictates special training for anyone involved in Multiple Lift Rigging, Controlled Decking Zones, and Connectors.

    Under the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970, employers are required to provide a workplace that “is free from recognizable hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious harm to employees.” This means employers have a legal and ethical obligation to promote a work environment that is free from falling objects, falling hazards, and structural instability. You and your coworkers have the right to work in an atmosphere that promotes the safety, equality, and wellbeing of all.

    Stay Informed On All Things Steel Erection (Subpart R)

    Did You Know?

    According to the BLS, steel erection is one of the top 10 most hazardous (fatal) occupations.

    The current version of Subpart R was published in 2001.

    Steel erectors suffer 35 fatal accidents per year – 30 of which could be avoided if everyone followed Subpart R standards.


    Frequently Asked Questions

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    What is the risk from Steel Erection?

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    Steel erection is one of the deadliest, and riskiest, professions. Most frequent hazards on these construction sites are falling objects (suspended loads, and other loose equipment aloft), and falling (slips, trips, and falls). Steel erectors work at heights, which can make every little trip a life-threatening event.

    Where can I find OSHA regulations for steel erection?

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    You can find all relevant OSHA regulations for steel erection safety in 29 CFR 1926.750 through 761, and Appendices A through H. This section of the Code of Federal Regulations is also known as “Subpart R.” The best way to access the most recent version of this subpart is through the eCFR, which can be found in any internet search engine.

    What are the most frequently cited OSHA violations for steel erection?

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    Steel erection sites, when cited by OSHA for safety violations, most often receive citations for inadequate fall protection, lack of fall hazard training, and fall protection for connectors. These are most frequently seen in accidents around roof edges, openings in roofs and floors, and leading edge work.

    What kinds of structures are included in Steel Erection?

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    Some structures constructed through steel erection include many different sizes of buildings (single story through skyscrapers), systems-engineered metal buildings, warehouses, storage units, auditoriums, malls, amphitheaters, power light towers, billboards and scoreboards, conveyors, towers, fire escapes, monorails, catwalks, store fronts, elevators, transportation depots, balconies, atriums, air and cable supported structures, geodesic domes, cranes, hoppers, ovens and furnaces, amusement part rides, and monuments or art structures.

    Does OSHA require training for steel erection workers?

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    OSHA requires training by a qualified person for every steel erection employee who will encounter any hazard on the worksite. Anyone working at heights needs fall protection training. This standard applies to enclosed spaces, hazardous materials, falling objects, suspended loads, and any other hazard any employee may encounter.


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    For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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