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It’s amazing how many people have very little understanding about the US federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration, OSHA, especially since it has been in existence for almost a half century.  I suspect there are people who still think it’s a town in Wisconsin!  Well, here are some...
A quiz that evaluates your understanding of the correct installation and use of supported scaffold platforms and fall protection. How well do you know the mandatory standards that dictate how we are to build scaffolds?  Specifically, how well do you know the mandatory standards that counsel us in...
Masons are allowed to be exposed to fall hazards due to over-hand bricklaying while on steel supported scaffolds; the use of side brackets (knee-outs) with supported scaffolds. It is difficult to imagine masonry construction without scaffolding.  Prior to the advent of steel frame scaffolding,...
A stimulating and thought provoking discussion addressing safety concerns with scaffolding. 2012 will be an interesting year with the economy, presidential elections, wars, and unemployment weighing heavy on our minds.  In an effort to keep your mind off these depressing subjects, I thought it...
A practical explanation as to the relationship between the OSHA standards, enforcement, compliance and safety in the construction industry. It’s been a long time since I first became involved in the business of scaffolding.  My experience has included a lot of scaffolds, a lot of places and a lot...