Category: Scaffolding

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) recently released preliminary data for the top 10 most commonly cited violations for the 2020 fiscal year. For the tenth consecutive year, ‘General Requirements for Fall Protection’ lands at number one, with other minor jockeying of categories throughout the list. Most importantly, the third most common violation is […]

Risk Spotlight: Scaffold Planking & Wind Uplift Article by Ascinsure Specialty Risk/Allied Insurance Brokers Risk Engineering (A Gallagher Company) Scaffolding & Construction Access is easily one of the more high-risk areas of the construction industry. Risks such as falls and collapses are some of the most common and talked about dangers to those working within […]

Common Scaffolding Risks

by Mike Viola

Scaffolding is an essential component of most construction projects. Not only do they provide support to workers and their tools while on the job, they also make it easier for personnel to access areas of the structure that would otherwise be difficult to reach. As important and as widely used as scaffolds are, common scaffolding […]