An estimated 2.3 million construction workers, or 65 percent of the construction industry, work on scaffolds frequently. Protecting these workers from scaffold-related accidents would prevent 4,500 injuries and 50 deaths every year, at a savings for American employers of $90 million in workdays not lost.
Standards for Scaffolds Used in the Construction Industry. OSHA Federal Register Final Rule 61:46025-46075, (1996, August 30)]
This eTool* provides illustrated safety checklists for specific types of scaffolds. It identifies hazards, as well as the controls that keep those hazards from becoming tragedies. At this time only Suspended Scaffolds and Supported Scaffolds are available. More sections will be added as they are completed.
*eTools are web-based training guides on occupational safety and health topics. They are not copyrighted and are available for public distribution. As indicated in the disclaimer, eTools do not create new OSHA requirements.