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Once again, scaffolding has shown its ability to frequently receive OSHA citations!  In fact, it shows up in the number three spot on the famous “OSHA’s 2014 TOP TEN Most Frequently Cited Violations” list.  (See Figure 1) According to OSHA, there were 4,543 scaffold violations: that’s about 17...
It seems that speculation runs rampant at the beginning of every year as forecasters speculate about the economy, markets, jobs, stability and politics. Along those lines, it is time to speculate about the future safety of the scaffold and access industry. More specifically, will scaffolding still...
Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) are wonderful machines. They provide quick elevated access for workers to perform their tasks. They are mobile and safe to use. But how do they work? Why don’t they fall over? Well, they do fall over but it isn’t the machine’s fault—it’s the guy who forgot his training...
When shoring is mentioned, new buildings typically come to mind. However, shoring is also frequently used to support existing buildings, either because the building is failing or building modifications are being performed. While supporting existing buildings utilizing standard shoring equipment...
Regulatory Differences Between Shoring and Scaffolding It is not all that uncommon for a scaffold equipment supplier to also be a shoring equipment supplier. After all, both are used on a temporary basis, have similar components and are designed to support loads. While shoring equipment normally...