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Hoists and elevators are invaluable productivity enhancement devices used in project construction and renovation.  It would be impossible to complete today’s projects without hoists and elevators to move workers and materials vertically.  The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration,...
How often have you heard that a scaffold is OSHA approved?  Or perhaps a scaffold component is OSHA approved?  Have you ever seen an advertisement that claims that OSHA approved the product?  How about a training program that is OSHA approved?  There’s a lot of confusion out there about what OSHA...
  Suspended scaffolds, that is, those elevated platforms hanging by wire ropes, have several key components. The first key component is the wire rope.  The second key component is the equipment at the upper end of the wire rope that holds everything in the air.  The third key component is the...
Last month, we discussed the importance of bracing and the effect that bracing has on the strength and stability of a scaffold. We also discussed the effects the brace connection to the scaffold leg have on the strength of the overall scaffold. Finally, we discussed that there are various types of...
Questions are frequently asked about the correct bracing of scaffolds. Scaffold users turn to the standards looking for the answer, only to be disappointed by the lack of information that could be used as “instructions.” The standards acknowledge the necessity and importance of bracing by requiring...