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Falls in Construction/Fixed Scaffolds OSHA v-Tool for contractors

Posted by Mark Paskell on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 @ 07:00 AM

Here is another OSHA v-Tool video, this one is on fixed scaffolding.    Many of the contractors in our fall protection training classes say they use various types of scaffolding on their projects. Whether you use pipe staging, pump jacks or ladder brackets with planks, scaffolding is very versatile and dangerous.

A large percentage of deaths from falls occur when working with scaffolding. The major scaffolding hazards are;

  • Falls from elevation – caused by slipping, unsafe access, and the lack of fall protection
  • Struck by falling tools/debris (see post on NH death from steel bracket)
  • Electrocution – from overhead power lines
  • Scaffold collapse - caused by instability or overloading
  • Bad planking giving way scaffold broken plank picture

When working with scaffolding contractors must make sure that this type of staging is set up and dismantled under the supervision of a competent person.

For assistance with fall protection training, written plan development, equipment selection, competent person training contact Mark.

 We are posting both the English and Spanish video versions for your use.

OSHA V Tool on Scaffolding in English


OSHA V Tool on Scaffolding in Spanish


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