Scaffolding is necessary at many construction sites and repair projects. Scaffolding is typically constructed before the project even begins and remains in place for the entire during of a construction project, with some minor alterations along the way. However, there are times when scaffolding accidents occur and cause serious injuries to construction workers and bystanders nearby. The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration has strict guidelines in place regulating scaffolding construction, but this does not prevent all accidents. How do scaffolding accidents occur? There are various ways in which injuries arise from scaffolding. Scaffolding that is poorly constructed, used old… read moreREAD MORE
Working in construction remains one of the most dangerous occupations in America. The men and women who build our nation have the right to expect that every precaution be taken to ensure their safety at work. Accidents on construction sites are frequently preventable. Here are the most common safety violations found at construction sites that contribute to accidents and injuries. #1. Fall Protection Violations The most common cause of accidents at a construction site, and the most common safety violations cited, are failures to provide adequate protection from falls. Employers are required to provide fall precaution systems that are strong… read moreREAD MORE
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