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Environmental Health and Safety - Scaffolding

Scaffolding

Scaffolding is an elevated working platform with a supporting structure.  According  to OSHA regulation a competent person is required to; direct employees who erect or dismantle scaffolding, inspect area for set up, ensure weather conditions are favorable for working, and to inspect the integrity of the structure for working on.  A competent person must be able to identify and predict hazards and be able to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them.  Employees must be trained in safe work procedures, risks associated with scaffolding and know hazards and how to prevent these hazards.  Fall hazards, electrical hazards, proper use of the scaffold, and handling of materials must be included in the training. 

For assistance or more information please contact Cynthia George at 745-2163 or email at cynthia.george@wku.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Last Modified 9/25/14