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Have you ever been asked if a scaffold is OSHA approved?  Or perhaps you have been asked if the scaffold is an “OSHA scaffold.”  When the question is asked, it has been my experience that the person really is asking if the scaffold in question complies with the applicable OSHA standards.  This begs...
If a new product is to be successful, it must comply with applicable standards.  More importantly, a new product must improve productivity, efficiency, or decrease costs if it is to be successful.  Therein lies the challenge:  provide a product that is innovative, cost effective, in demand,...
Interesting thoughts and observations:   • The US Congress passed the law that created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA, in 1970. Why it that some people still don’t know who or what OSHA is?   • There were 5.5 million workplace injuries in 1998, according to the Department...
Scaffold platforms are arguably the most important component of a scaffold but yet are probably the least understood. Questions repeatedly arise about the strength of platforms, the expectations that users have for platforms, and the requirements that various regulatory agencies have developed for...