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It is not a healthy or a safe thing when scaffolds fall over.  Consequently, and not surprisingly, there are codes and standards that address scaffold stability and the minimum expectations regarding scaffold stability.  Both OSHA and ANSI, the American National Standards Institute, have minimum...
TRUE OR FALSE QUESTIONS (Answer the following true (T) or false (F) questions.  Place a (T) to the left of each true statement and a (F) to the left of each false statement. ____1.)  The allowable load on a scaffold is determined by testing or engineering analysis. ____2.)  OSHA requires scaffold...
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...
A standard is written this way:  29 CFR 1926.405(j)(4)(ii)(C).  (The example being used is an electrical standard addressing electrical equipment for general use.)  The “29” is the United States Code Title and defines the standards that are being referred to.  The “CFR” refers to the “Code of...
Generally there are two issues that determine if scaffolds are compatible; the first issue applies to the same type of scaffold of different designs or manufactured by different manufacturers.  For example, a tubular welded frame scaffold manufactured by company A has a leg diameter of 1 inch while...