The Bureau of Labor Statistics' Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) reported 61 fatalities occurred in the year 2018 from scaffolds, staging.1 All of these can be controlled by compliance with OSHA standards.
Scaffolding is addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry, maritime, and construction.
- Working Safely with Scissor Lifts. OSHA Hazard Alert (Publication 3842), (2016).
- Ladder Jack Scaffolds - Supported Scaffolds. OSHA Fact Sheet (Publication 3857), (2016).
- Tube and Coupler Scaffolds - Planning and Design. OSHA Fact Sheet (Publication 3760), (November 2014).
- Tube and Coupler Scaffolds - Erection and Use. OSHA Fact Sheet (Publication 3759), (November 2014).
- Narrow Frame Scaffolds. OSHA Fact Sheet (Publication 3722), (April 2014).
- Scaffolding. OSHA eTool. Provides illustrated safety checklists for specific types of scaffolds. Hazards are identified, as well as the controls that keep these hazards from becoming tragedies.
- Construction. OSHA eTool. Contains information that helps workers identify and control the hazards that cause the most serious construction-related injuries.
- Improper Scaffold Construction. Helps workers identify and control the hazards that cause the most serious scaffold-related injuries.
- Shipyard Employment. OSHA eTool. Shipyard work has traditionally been hazardous, with an injury-accident rate more than twice that of construction and general industry. OSHA has targeted the industry in its Strategic Plan to reduce injuries and illnesses and prevent fatalities.