The following references aid in recognizing scaffolds and the hazards associated with scaffolding in the workplace.
Scaffolding. OSHA eTool. Includes FAQs, glossary, hazards and possible solutions for many types of scaffolding.
Suspended Scaffolds. Indicates requirements for two-point (swing stage) scaffolds, as well as single-point adjustable, multi-point adjustable, catenary, interior hung, needle-beam, multi-level, and float (ship) scaffolds.
Supported Scaffolds. Indicates requirements for frame scaffolds, as well as mobile, pump jack, ladder jack, tube coupler and pole scaffolds.
Shipyard Employment. OSHA eTool. Describes common hazards and possible solutions for tasks performed during the ship repair process.
Scaffolds (Staging). Provides general requirements for all scaffolds and also includes information on specific types of scaffolding.
Key Switch Controlled Elevating and Rotating Aerial Lifts (PDF). OSHA Technical Information Bulletin (TIB), (2002, April 11). Alerts users that the subject lifts should only be operated when the operational mode switch key is inserted in the switch, unless the key is otherwise readily available and immediately accessible for use; and to provide recommendations for employers that own the subject aerial lifts.
Protect Yourself: Aerial Equipment - Electrical Hazards (PDF* (English/Spanish)). OSHA and Altec Alliance. Provides information to help employers inform their employees about the electrical hazards associated with working on aerial devices and identifies guidelines for employees to follow.
All other documents, that are not PDF materials or formatted for the web, are available as Microsoft Office® formats and videos and are noted accordingly. If additional assistance is needed with reading, reviewing or accessing these documents or any figures and illustrations, please also contact OSHA's Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management at (202) 693-2300.
**eBooks - EPUB is the most common format for e-Books. If you use a Sony Reader, a Nook, or an iPad you can download the EPUB file format. If you use a Kindle, you can download the MOBI file format.
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