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Scaffold users are those whose work requires them, at least some of the time, to be supported by scaffolding to access the area of a structure where that work is performed.

Training or Competent Person Requirements

Employers are required by OSHA standards to have a qualified person provide training to each employee who performs work while on a scaffold. The training must enable employees to recognize the hazards associated with the type of scaffold being used and to understand the procedures to control or minimize those hazards.

OSHA defines a qualified person as one who:

  • Possesses a recognized degree, certificate, or professional standing, or
  • Has extensive knowledge, training and experience.

Common Hazards

  • Access
  • Collapse
  • Electrical
  • Falls
  • Struck-by

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