Scaffold Use in the Construction Industry

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

Retrieved from: Occupational Safety & Health Administration


The agency’s recent rule, Safety Standards for Scaffolds Use in the Construction Industry rule aims to protect workers using scaffolding in construction work. Scaffolding hazards continue to rank high on the list of the most frequently cited standards in the construction industry. Scaffold-related fatalities account for a significant number of fatalities in the construction workplace. This booklet addresses some of the most common questions about OSHA’s scaffold standard. It is all part of the agency’s effort to provide guidance to employers who need help in complying with OSHA’s standards to protect the working men and women across the nation.