Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Slide 11

Slide 11


Title: 1926.451(b) Platform construction

Type: Text Slide with Image


  • Fully planked and decked

    - No more than 1" gap between adjacent units and platform and uprights

    - Max openings between platform and uprights 9 -1/2"

    - Platform and walkways at least 18" wide

[Includes photo of an employee working on improperly constructed scaffold]

Speaker Notes:

Description: (1) Platform consists of only one plank; (2) Plank is supported by another plank that is supported by a window sill; (3) No fall protection.

Corrective Action: Provide adequate support for planks. Fully plank Platform. Provide fall protection

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