Suspended Scaffolding Safety
Concise Length 10 min
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Suspended scaffolds are unique tools that allow us to work in high, hard-to-reach areas. Safety is a crucial issue when working above ground, as an estimated 10,000 scaffold-related injuries occur each year. To address this issue, OSHA has developed regulations specifically for workers who erect and work on scaffolds. These regulations require employers to train workers on the rules and regulations for suspended scaffolds before they use them.
This video focuses on suspended scaffolds and the safety and training regulations developed by OSHA for working with them. Topics include preparation for erecting scaffolds, installing ropes and suspension devices, preparing hoists for operation, selection and use of scaffold platforms, inspection of scaffolding equipment, working near electricity, preventing falls and protection against falling objects.