Scaffold Awareness

Since workers are the target audience, this presentation emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance, and control – not standards.  No attempt has been made to treat the topic exhaustively. 

This presentation is not a substitute for any of the provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 or for any standards issued by the U.S. Department of Labor.  Mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of Labor.

This standard applies to all construction employees and employers who work on, under, or in close proximity to scaffolding and aerial lifts.  Employees erecting and dismantling scaffolds also are covered.

General References:

·  OSHA Publication 3150, A Guide to Scaffold Use in the Construction Industry:

·  OSHA Construction Scaffolding eCAT