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Imagine a scaffold industry without rules and guidelines.  Imagine that you could do anything you wanted with a scaffold.  Imagine a scaffold industry without OSHA or ANSI.  (I’ll bet a few of you could easily imagine that!)  Imagine that you had no idea how to use a scaffold safely.  Imagine...
Thirty five years and what do we have to show for it?  This year the Scaffold Industry Association celebrates 35 years of service to the industry.  Through the good times and the bad, the association has strived to represent the interests of those involved in the business of access.  And frankly,...
Is it possible to make a scaffold idiot proof?  For that matter, is it necessary?  At the recent Scaffold Industry Association (SIA) convention, safety and training were major topics at the various council meetings.  This would suggest that it is not possible to make scaffolds idiot proof, but...
 “To teach so as to make fit, qualified or proficient.”  That’s what Mr. Webster says about training in the ninth edition of his dictionary.   While that definition can easily be applied to scaffold training, the outcome of training is the real measure of whether someone is fit, qualified, or...
“To teach so as to make fit, qualified or proficient.”  That’s what Mr. Webster says about training in the ninth edition of his dictionary.   While that definition can easily be applied to scaffold training, the outcome of training is the real measure of whether someone is fit, qualified, or...