Safety Standards for Scaffolds Used in the Construction Industry

Date First Published on SafetySmart Compliance: November 20th, 2011
Topics: Fall Protection | Scaffolding |

Retrieved from: Occupational Safety & Health Administration


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA) hereby revises the construction industry safety standards which regulate the design, construction, and use of scaffolds. The final rule updates the existing scaffold standards and sets performance-oriented criteria, where possible, to protect employees from scaffold-related hazards such as falls, falling objects, structural instability, electrocution and overloading.