Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

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Scaffolding Slide Presentation Slide 18

Slide 18


Title: Slide 18

Type: Image Slide


This scaffold is on a city sidewalk, and a saw horse is being used to increase the working height of the scaffold. This indicates that the scaffold is too short for the job. OSHA prohibits using "makeshift" objects (e.g., saw horses, buckets, milk crates, etc.) to increase the working height of a scaffold, because an unstable platform increases the likelihood of a fall.

[Includes an image of two workers on a scaffold too short for the job]

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