Safety Call


Iron Workers/IMPACT Safety Call

Hosted by Pete Hayes, president, Red Cedar Steel Erectors

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. E.S.T. 

Hear firsthand about the OSHA General Duty Clause Section 5(a)1 and how it is used to issue citations in the workplace

Join the Iron Workers-IMPACT Safety Call to hear about the OSHA general duty clause from James Sullivan, former chairman of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) Review Commission, James Stanley, former deputy assistant secretary for OSHA and Steven Hawkins, former director of Tennessee OSHA.

A widespread misunderstanding exists regarding citations being issued more frequently in construction and industrial workplaces under the OSHA general duty clause. The Iron Workers safety department has fielded calls and messages from employers, safety personnel and local union members regarding OSHA citations issued for alleged workplace hazards and OSHA’s discretion and use of the general duty clause citations for common steel erection and reinforcing steel activities.

Presentation Topics

  • Review OSHA general duty clause
  • When the general duty clause can be used
  • OSHA instructions to compliance officers
  • OSHA’s burden of proof for issuing citations
  • Reasonable and foreseeable hazards
  • Corrective measures and abatement steps
  • Actions by state OSHA plans
  • Case history governing general duty clause

The Iron Workers-IMPACT Safety Call utilizes RingCentral, a virtual meeting media allowing parties to easily communicate and share information. The call is open to all project owners, general contractors, regulatory agencies, contractors and local unions throughout the United States. Participants are encouraged to ask questions.

 and submit topics or questions to share during the meeting. Contact the safety department at 833-355-SAFE (7233) or email with any questions or comments.

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