General Background:

Scaffolds are a major source of injuries and fatalities. Of the 510,500 injuries and illnesses that occur in the construction industry annually, 9,750 are related to scaffolds. In addition, of the estimated 924 occupational fatalities occurring annually, at least 79 are associated with work on scaffolds. Most of these accidents can be prevented if proper safety precautions are initiated. This poses a serious problem for exposed workers and their employer. The OSHA Standards governing Scaffolding establish uniform requirements to ensure that the hazards existing in U.S. workplaces are evaluated, safety procedures implemented, and that the proper hazard information is transmitted to all affected workers.

The following course outline is designed to make employees aware of the hazards associated with scaffolding as well as proper scaffolding practices.

  1. Introduction – Requirements for General Industry / Construction
    1. OSHA General Industry Requirements
    2. OSHA Construction Requirements
    3. Similarities and Differences between the two
    4. Different Types of Scaffolds
  2. Training Requirements
    1. Competent Person
    2. Qualified Person
  3. Hazard Prevention and Control
    1. Hazard Analysis
    2. Fall and Fall Objects Hazards
    3. Protection Systems
  4. Scaffold Capacity
    1. Support
    2. Suspension
    3. Stall load
    4. Design
  5. Scaffold Platform Construction Criteria
    1. Platform / Planking Requirements
    2. Distances
  6. Criteria for Supported Scaffolds
    1. Footing or Anchorage
    2. Forklift Use
  7. Scaffold Erectors
    1. Correct Procedures
    2. Access
  8. Fall Protection

NOTE: CSEM, Inc. may be contacted in the future to schedule a work place evaluation and program review in an effort to help maintain compliance with this regulation.

Taking a safety course can be a valuable thing to obtain. Safety courses can be obtained for many different fields of work. Once a safety course is completed by an individual, then that person can is sometimes able to help teach other safety compliance issues that they learned in that safety course to others for the business. Most safety courses that are required for employees help you to understand identify and become well informed on what OSHA regulations are, and what they might be looking for if they came into the business for an inspection. Safety courses can be obtained for things like blood borne pathogens, confined space entry, electrical safety and hazardous waste materials just to name a few.

It is always to the benefit of a business if they have the employees enroll in a safety course, because it can help in educating the employee and hopefully prevent them from a work place injury. Center for Safety and Environmental Management offers a safety course for just about every line of work. Whether you work in the medical field, you are a contractor, or an electrician, they have a safety course for you. Center for Safety and Environmental Management offers more than just safety courses to assist in preparing you OSHA. There are safety courses that assist with MSHA training for miners, DOT training, and EPA training to protect the environment. Some of the safety EPA training courses offered at CSEM Inc. are the clean water act, clear air act, and safe drinking water act, just to mention a few. The Center for Safety and Environmental Management also known as CSEM Inc. has a varied selection of safety courses to address your needs for safety course certification. No matter what your profession is, you will be taught the safety regulations by an individual that has safety course certification, and is well versed in the regulations for your particular field of work.

Sometimes some safety courses have to be repeated after a certain amount of time has passed, or after the safety course certification has expired. Some safety course certifications are obtained after logging a certain amount of hours in training at a facility, and some safety course re-certifications can also sometimes be obtained with online courses or webinar courses. So if you need a safety course or your employees need a safety course, look no further than Center for Safety and Environmental Management.

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