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Stay safe on scaffolds

Violations of OSHA’s scaffolding standard (1926.451) are a mainstay on the agency’s annual Top 10 list of most cited standards, ranking fourth in fiscal year 2020 and third in FY 2019.
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Safe scaffolding

Investments in training and materials can help prevent incidents
Over the past decade, the scaffolding standard has been a mainstay on OSHA’s annual “Top 10” list of most frequently cited violations. Experts say training and a small financial investment are the easiest path to compliance.
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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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