Staying Safe on Scaffolds
Did you know 90% of all falls involving scaffolds happen while workers are performing routine jobs and the average height of those falls are just 12 to 15 feet? Now consider this, a 200-pound man falling just 6-feet produces 1200 pounds of force upon impact with the ground. Enough to cause disabling injuries, paralysis, and death.
The main dangers encountered while working on a scaffold are:
- Falls from elevations and slips and trips from
debris, ice, tools and other objects on the