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The Amazing Inside Story of how a Cantilever Beam Works! Cantilever beams, also known as outrigger beams, are frequently used to support the end of a rope from which a suspended scaffold hangs.  Have you ever wondered how that beam works, especially if you are on the other end of the rope?  Well,...
An explanation of the term “Competent Person” and its relation to scaffold user training and scaffold competent person training. Can a scaffold user be a competent person?  Does it require a competent person to be a scaffold user?  And what if you are incompetent—does that mean you cannot be a...
Since scaffolding includes many types of products used in many different applications, it is difficult to address all the specific issues that may develop during the use of scaffolding.  In other words, there are a lot of questions; here are a few.                    Do I need to know the OSHA...
However, recent accidents would indicate that something isn’t quite right.  Maybe the rules aren’t being followed.  Maybe somebody doesn’t know what he/she is doing.  Maybe it’s just plain old bad luck.  I’ll agree with the first two possibilities but most certainly not the third.  Scaffold...
The what?  The Bovinean Slop Hypothesis. It’s a concept that I have formulated based on an incredible foundation of research in this exciting area of human behavior.  While I have limited my research to the construction industry, I suspect, and there is some profound data supporting this suspicion,...