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A clarification of the role that wood scaffold plank in the construction of a scaffold platform. When I tell someone that I work in the construction industry and I design scaffolding, the response is interesting.  If its fellow engineers, they think I’m nuts for working in such a dangerous field. ...
Scaffolds used in locations such as refineries, chemical plants and power stations are often referred to as industrial scaffolds, suggesting they are unique to that environment.  But are they?  Is there something mysterious going on in the refinery that transposes a common scaffold into a magical...
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...
It appears the U.S. Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA, has managed to thoroughly twist a well written scaffold regulation to the point where many scaffold erectors, users and compliance officers will be totally confused.  I am referring to a recent Letter of Interpretation...
Fall protection is a huge topic these days what with people falling down and falling from heights.  And since scaffolds are, by definition “any temporary elevated platform,” the issue of fall protection is significant, especially since most scaffold fatalities are due to falls from heights.  It...