OSHA is taking a very serious look at the scaffolding safety. Improperly erected structures and leaving them at site for too long are just a couple of violations that can cause unsafe working conditions. Penalties and fines are being imposed in some situations. Check out OSHA’s etools to keep your company up to date on the latest regulations when working with scaffold structures.
Fall protection and scaffolding violations came it at #1 and #3 on their list.
Fall protection – 7,250 violations
Hazard communication – 4,696 violations.
Scaffolding – 3,814 violations