How to address scaffold safety [infographic]

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Fall safety continues to top OSHA’s list of the top ten most common violations. And in raw numbers, violations are increasing.

This is particularly bad news for the construction industry, in which elevated surfaces–such as scaffolding–are commonly required to complete projects. Scaffold safety, put simply, cannot be ignored.

Falls from between 11 and 15 feet are the most likely to be fatal. 10 feet from interior floor to ceiling is generally agreed upon to constitute one story of a house. That means that rooftop workers are likely well within the deadliest fall range, as are workers on a scaffold halfway up a second story.

Take a look at the infographic below, provided by EHS Daily Advisor, for more on scaffold safety.