Using Scaffolding Safely: What Every Construction Contractor Must Know
Keeping employees safe on the job is a huge concern in the construction industry. This is particularly true for companies where employees are often working on scaffolding ten or more feet above the ground. Injuries related to scaffolding safety are costly, both in terms of employee health and the financial health of the contractor. According to information provided by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OHSA), falls and other accidents relating to the use of scaffolding in the construction industry causes an estimated 4,500 injuries and more than 60 fatalities each year.