Are there safety or health manuals pertaining to the manufacturing of cold formed steel in the plant or the use of the cold formed steel in the field?
The International Code Council has produced information required for quality control procedures for the manufacture of steel framing. It is available at the following web site: http://www.icc-es.org/Criteria/ac.shtml. The criterion for quality control is AC10; and the criterion for studs and track is AC46. However, there is no listing pertaining to safety and health in manufacturing; these are primarily for quality control and consistency in manufacturing the product. There are other organizations, such as the American Welding Society, that may have specific manuals that deal with safety in welding, but this is only one of several processes that are used in steel-framing manufacture and field use. The best bet may be one of the framing guides from the Steel Framing Alliance (www.steelframing.org). The Steel Framing Alliance has several field guides, including a Steel Wall Guide and a Steel Floor Guide. Although not specifically designed for health and safety, these guides give some bes