Scaffolding in Construction
Scaffolding, whether it is supported or suspended, is dangerous to the employees above and below the scaffolding. Whenever a worker leaves the ground, the risk of an accident occurring increases dramatically. There are more than 10,000 scaffold related injuries and hund...
Scaffolding, whether it is supported or suspended, is dangerous to the employees above and below the scaffolding. Whenever a worker leaves the ground, the risk of an accident occurring increases dramatically. There are more than 10,000 scaffold related injuries and hundreds of deaths reported annually. Employees that work on or near scaffolding need to, not only make a safe work environment for themselves, but others around them. OSHA has mandated that workers be trained on how to erect scaffolding safely, zoning, and use the work platforms. These products will help employers meet scaffold safety training requirements of OSHA's Scaffolding regulation. Topics include: Responsibilities of a "scaffold expert", Creating a level and stable foundation, Platforms and planking, The danger of power lines, Ramps and walkways, Platform hazards, Personal fall arrest systems, Guarding against falling objects, and more.
OSHA's Position On Scaffolding in Construction Training
The erection of correctly designed construction scaffolding is strictly regulated by OSHA due to the potential dangers that employees, on the scaffold and under the scaffold, are subject to. Therefore, safety training is a number one priority when it comes to building a construction scaffold before proceeding. In order to address the fact that the Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that, in 2010, 45 fatalities were the result of scaffolding accidents, OSHA has emphasized that employers are obligated to make sure that all scaffold workers are correctly trained. As such, the subjects that are covered in our training videos include:
- Suspended Scaffolding Safety in Construction (OSHA 1926.550(g))
- Suspended Scaffolding Safety Refresher Training
- Construction Safety and Health Compliance
- Toolbox Talks on Construction Safety
- Ladder Safety (OSHA 1926.1053)
- Supported Scaffolding Safety in Construction (OSHA 1926.451(c)(1)(ii))
- Supported Scaffolding Safety Refresher Training
- And other topics
In addition to the high quality videos that we offer, we also provide additional training tools, such as; CD-ROM format scaffold training programs, Safety Reminder Posters, and other tools that come bundled with many of our video presentations. You also have the option of compiling your own 20-title Safety Training Library for a cost and research time savings. With these training materials, you can train new employees or provide refresher training at any location that you choose, at any time. This serves to increase the level of employee safety as well as comply with mandatory OSHA regulations.
Please look over our high quality Scaffolding and Construction videos and supplies that will allow you to completely meet OSHA’s training objectives without having to look elsewhere! Afterwards, you can select the item(s) that you’ll require and then place your order. We make it easy for you! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.