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My experience indicates that people easily get confused about suspended scaffolds.  I’m not sure why that is other than it may have something to do with their knowledge, or lack thereof, of suspended scaffolds and how they work.  This shouldn’t be surprising since most people base their knowledge...
As with all scaffolds, there are design, construction, and safety issues with mobile scaffolds.  The idea here is to discuss some engineering issues, leaving the obvious safety issues to the “competent person, qualified in scaffold construction.”  Now that I think about it, perhaps the safety...
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...
#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 –...