Items Tagged with 'Scaffold safety'

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Hazard alert: Scaffolding

Building scaffolding for work projects can present numerous serious hazards to employees. According to OSHA, injuries related to scaffolds include falls, tip-overs, being struck by falling equipment, and coming into contact with energized power lines.
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Law and liability

A new study stirs up debate over New York state’s ‘Scaffold Law’
Could a law intended to help protect workers actually be putting them in danger? A recent study of New York state's "Scaffold Law" suggests as much, but the law's supporters are crying foul and say the study's methodology is flawed.
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SCAFFOLDING SAFETY

Temporary structure, permanent safety

Help keep employees safe during all stages of scaffolding work
Scaffolding continues to occupy a spot on OSHA’s yearly Top 10 list of most-cited violations. Experts say the structures must be treated with respect and caution from the time they’re being constructed to when they’re put to use.
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General guidelines for scaffolding safety

Scaffolds can be a safer and more productive way to work than ladders, but they must be set up correctly, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health warns, noting that the majority of fatal falls among construction workers in Massachusetts involve scaffolds.
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