Construction Scaffolding – Expert Introduction to Hazards & Injuries
About 65% of all construction workers use scaffolding in their daily work. Protecting these workers from scaffold-related accidents would prevent an estimated 4,500 injuries and 50 fatalities each year. The most common injuries associated with scaffolding include falls from height, slip and falls, collapses, electrocutions and being struck by falling objects
These hazards can be controlled through compliance with OSHA Construction Regulations found in Subpart L and ANSI/ASSE A10.8-2011. This document provides an introduction to some of the requirements intended to prevent scaffold related injuries.