For many people, getting to their jobs means driving a car or hopping on a bus or train. But for construction workers, getting to their jobs involves climbing onto a scaffold to work on a building or other structure. Whenever someone leaves the ground, the risk of an accident increases dramatically. With more than 10,000 scaffold-related injuries reported each year, OSHA has mandated that workers be trained on how to safely erect and use these valuable work platforms.
MARCOM's refresher training products on "Supported Scaffolding Safety in Construction Environments" give employees the information they need to refresh their understanding of the dangers of working with scaffolds, and how these risks can be minimized by knowing the ways to correctly erect, maintain and use scaffolding equipment. Topics covered in these products include:
Responsibilities of a "scaffold expert".
Creating a level and firm foundation.
OSHAs maximum intended load.
The danger of power lines.
Runtime: 17 minutes