Scaffolds Safety Training
Employees working on scaffolds are exposed to several hazards:
· Falls from elevation – caused by slipping, unsafe access, and the lack of fall protection
· Struck by falling tools / debris
· Electrocution – from overhead power lines
· Scaffold collapse - caused by instability or overloading
· Bad planking giving way
This presentation is designed to assist trainers conducting OSHA 10-hour Construction Industry outreach training for workers. 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. It is essential that trainers tailor their presentations to the needs and understanding of their audience.
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.
Please click on the link to view this free workplace safety presentation: Scaffolds Safety.