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There are two criteria that predict the safety of a scaffold platform.  One of the criteria involves the engineering properties of the scaffold unit.  The other criterion addresses the correct installation of the platform.  Correct installation includes proper support, correct positioning to limit...
When it comes to safety, as the saying goes, you can never have too much.  Nice saying, but not very realistic, is it?  If guardrails are good, then a safety net and personal fall arrest equipment are even better, some may say.  Fortunately, reasonable people think reasonably and do the reasonable...
Here are answers to frequently asked (and some not so frequently asked) questions regarding scaffolding and related subjects: Q: Do scaffold users have to have scaffold training. A: Of course they do—why wouldn’t they? They need to be trained in fall protection, access, falling object protection,...
You think that a boom lift has little in common with a frame scaffold and you wonder why the US federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration, OSHA, combined the aerial lift standards with the scaffold standards in the same subpart. You think it should be obvious that a stationary scaffold...
A suspended scaffold is a marvelous tool for workers to utilize to gain access to work locations that would be difficult if not impossible to otherwise reach. Unfortunately, the general perception is that suspended scaffolds, particularly two point suspended scaffolds such as window washers two...