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Safety News You Need: Scaffolding Safety

Aug 21, 2020

Scaffold-related incidents account for 4,500 injuries and more than 60Building with scaffolding and cranes fatalities each year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This week’s Safety News You Need offers tools and tips on how to properly assemble and disassemble scaffolding, as well as how to stay safe on a scaffold during construction and demolition projects.

  • Operating on a scaffold involves a number of hazards and risks that workers need to understand before a project begins. Learn four of the most common hazards associated with scaffolding and how to mitigate them. Read more
  • Scaffolding safety requires the involvement of a competent person, proper training and continuous inspection. Remember these do’s and don’ts before starting your next project. Learn more
  • Fall protection is one of the most important considerations on projects with a scaffold, and OSHA has regulations to keep workers safe. Do you understand the difference between a horizontal and vertical standard? Read more
  • Once a project is complete, scaffolding must be dismantled in a safe and efficient manner. Here are 19 tips to help improve your dismantling process. Learn more

Related Links
Scaffolding Safety On-Demand Webinar
Fall Protection Online Courses  
ANSI/ASSP A10.8-2019 Scaffolding Safety Requirements 

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