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July 20, 2011

Five Steps to Safer Scaffolding

OSHA reports that nearly two out of three construction workers frequently perform at least part of their work on scaffolding. Although they may not think of scaffolds as dangerous places, roughly 4,500 workers are injured each year in scaffold-related incidents, and as many as 50 die. As with so many other aspects of safety, being aware of the hazards and following proper procedures to minimize risks will eliminate much of the potential for problems and injuries. The safety experts at Safety Management Group have prepared an article on scaffold safety. Read it here or browse ladder / scaffold safety signs here.

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