Occupational Safety & Health Administration

OSHA Renews Alliance to Protect Workers from Scaffold Hazards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today renewed its alliance with the Scaffold and Access Industry Association to provide information and training to protect the safety and health of workers who use scaffolds and lift equipment. Through the alliance, OSHA and SAIA will work to reduce and prevent fall and caught-in-between hazards and issues related to frame, mast climbing and suspended scaffolds and aerial lift equipment.

Safety Video: Falls in Construction - Fixed Scaffolds

Through the alliance, OSHA and SAIA will focus on reducing and preventing fall and caught-in-between hazards; address potential hazards associated with mast climbing scaffolds, suspended scaffolds, and aerial lift equipment; and emphasize the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. The alliance members will also use injury and illness data in selected industries to help identify areas of emphasis for alliance awareness and outreach activities. 

5 Safety Tips When Working with Scaffolding

Founded in 1972, SAIA is a national trade organization that advocates worker safety in the scaffold, aerial lift and access industry worldwide. The organization represents 1,000 member companies that employ more than 200,000 workers.

A Guide to Scaffold Use in the Construction Industry

For more information, visit the OSHA-SAIA Alliance page. The agreement will remain in effect for five years.

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