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Are scaffolds safe? That’s a reasonable question if the OSHA “Top Ten List” that ranks the ten most cited standards is considered. Scaffolds consistently rank on the OSHA top ten list for citations year after year. This high level of citation issuance would certainly imply that scaffolds are...
Applying the correct regulations and working safely while constructing shoring & formwork When it comes to providing fall protection and access for shoring and formwork erectors, OSHA scaffold standards apply to scaffolding and nothing else; so what does a shoring or formwork erector do? The most...
While Suspended Scaffolds (scaffold platforms supported by non-rigid means such as ropes or chains) have been used for many years, there is still confusion about what a safe suspended scaffold is. Here are a few questions that are asked about these scaffolds. Do suspended scaffolds have to be...
Properly Identifying Scaffold Types and Foundations Is your scaffold supported? I sure hope so since an unsupported scaffold isn’t much of a scaffold. Can a scaffold be supported but yet not supported? Yes it can but that’s a dumb question. Obviously all scaffolds require support, some from the...
What would you do if I made you this offer: give me fifty dollars today, and in return you will get back one hundred dollars tomorrow?   This is a no-brainer, right?  Who wouldn’t want a 100% return on their investment – not to mention in one day!  Unfortunately for all of us, there is no such...