The number one reason that employees are injured on scaffolding is due to falls. These could be prevented with proper guard rails and fall protection according to what scaffolding is being used.

Scaffolding

According to OSHA, “An estimated 2.3 million construction workers, or

65 percent of the construction industry, work on scaffolds frequently.”

Protecting these workers from scaffold-related accidents would prevent

4,500 injuries and 50 deaths every year, at a savings for American

employers of $90 million in workdays not lost.”


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



STEP has devised the following trainings to assist in becoming compliant and knowledgeable about scaffolding: 4-hr scaffold user and 8-hr scaffolding competent person. These trainings will include the following topics:

 

  • Overview of 1926 Subpart L

  • Erecting Scaffolding Frame

  • Scaffolding Inspections

  • Tube and Clamp Attachments

  • General Scaffolding Requirements

  • Supplemental Information

 

These training courses may be conducted at your job site or at a designated location offsite. Employees that are not trained properly on proper erection, use and maintenance of scaffolding should not be working on or around them. STEP can assist you in creating a strong employee knowledge base and conduct high-quality training.

On August 30, 1996, OSHA issued revised standards for scaffolds. The revised standard, known as "Safety Standards for Scaffolds Used in the Construction Industry," is found in Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1926, Subpart L. The final rule updates the existing construction scaffold standards in Subpart L. The new standards set performance-based criteria to protect employees from scaffold-related hazards such as falls, falling objects, structural instability, electrocution, and overloading.

 

The number one reason that employees are injured on scaffolding is due to falls. These could be prevented with proper guard rails and fall protection according to what scaffolding is being used.

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Copyright © 2019 Safety Training & Environmental Protection, LLC

P.O. Box 1402 Murray, KY 42071
Phone: (270) 753-6529