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I can answer the one question easily: no, safety standards are not there to make your life more difficult.  The fact is, they are there to make your life safer.  Depending on your age, you may think that they come from ancient history but in reality they are a relatively recent development in...
This group awarded me the D. Victor Saleeby Award at this year’s convention; I am very grateful for the recognition this award represents and truly regret that I was not able to accept it in person.  I respectfully submit, however, that there are other members of this association who deserve the...
What does this have to do with temporary structures such as scaffolding, aerial lifts, shoring and formwork?  Plenty since the decision by one can have a devastating life threatening effect on others.  I’m not being cynical or arrogant; plenty of opportunities lie ahead for me and you as we go...
However, recent accidents would indicate that something isn’t quite right.  Maybe the rules aren’t being followed.  Maybe somebody doesn’t know what he/she is doing.  Maybe it’s just plain old bad luck.  I’ll agree with the first two possibilities but most certainly not the third.  Scaffold...
#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 –...