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OSHA violations and workers injuryCurrent OSHA Regulations for Scaffolding

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration is a government agency dedicated to the protection of construction and other industrial workers throughout the nation. OSHA regulations are supposed to protect the safety of construction workers, but the unfortunate reality is that numerous construction sites fail to abide by these scaffolding accident regulations every year. Straying from the regulations has caused the number of injuries and deaths of construction workers to escalate every year. OSHA estimates that every year, there are over 4,500 injuries and at least 60 deaths that result from the failure of construction employers to provide fall protection.

Under OSHA’s General Requirements federal statute for the Construction Industry, it is required that each scaffolding and its components be able to support its own weight and 4 times the maximum load placed on the scaffolding. In addition, the suspension ropes that are used on scaffoldings must also be able to hold at least 6 times the maximum intended weight. There also must be guardrail systems erected along a scaffolding to provide the maximum protections for construction workers.

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