An estimated 2.3 million construction workers, or 65 percent of the construction industry, work on scaffolds frequently. In 1996, when OSHA issued the revised Scaffold Standard for construction, the agency estimated that by protecting these millions of workers from scaffold falls, 4,500 injuries and 50 deaths from scaffold-related accidents would be prevented every year. This course will familiarize you with the facts you need to know to be in compliance with OSHA 1926.451, Subpart L, and keep yourself safe during scaffold work. OSHA recommends Outreach Training Program courses as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers.
Workers must receive additional training, when required by OSHA standards, on the specific hazards of their job. Please note: This course is not a part of the OSHA 10 Hour Construction Program.
Upon completion of the lesson, participants will be able to:
• Identify the three essential elements of safe scaffold construction, and give at least three examples of incorporating each of the elements.
•List at least three of the four main hazards to which persons working on a scaffold are exposed, and describe at least one method of hazard prevention for each of the hazards.
•Name the three types of scaffolds and describe their main characteristics
Upon a successful pass, you will be issued with a Printable Certificate of Competence valid for 1 Year.