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#1  Fall Protection – Residential construction 6’ or more: 1926.501(b)(13) #2  Fall Protection – Unprotected sides and edges: 1926.501(b)(1) #3  Aerial Lifts – Fall protection:  1926.453(b)(2)(v) #4  Head Protection: 1926.100(a) #5  Fall Hazards training program:  1926.503(a)(1) #6  Scaffolds –...
So, let’s try a different concept; let’s look at this falling body issue from a different perspective.  Suppose for a minute that the argument that goes like this really works:  “I won’t fall.”  You, the employee, are convinced that you won’t fall today.  Let’s face it, if you thought you were...
Here is why me friend called.  He wanted to know whether there was any new information regarding the use of plywood with plank on a scaffold.  He had been informed by a certain individual that you cannot do that.  (Presumably that concern was based on an OSHA Letter of Interpretation that declared...
The use of this ladder jack scaffold just isn’t right, but not for the obvious reasons.  You probably got a chuckle when you first glanced at the photo.  Unfortunately, there is nothing funny about the situation, but not for the obvious reasons.  I took the photo in the old neighborhood several...
A friend of mine, when he first got involved in the aerial lift rental business, wondered why the aerial lift manufacturers used cheap paint on the guardrail systems.  Every time he rented a scissor lift, the paint was worn off the top of the rails when the unit was returned.  It didn’t take too...