When Is Scaffolding Required for a Construction Job?

OCTOBER 21, 2021

Falls are an all-too-common occurrence in the construction industry. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), falls represent one of the leading causes of construction-related deaths, topping the...

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Do You Need a Construction Permit to Erect Scaffolding in Illinois?

Do You Need a Construction Permit to Erect Scaffolding in Illinois?  

JULY 12, 2023

Do you need a permit to construct scaffolding? Yes, a permit is typically required to build scaffolding in many jurisdictions, including Illinois. The specific permit requirements vary depending on the...

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What Is a Competent Person, and When Are They Required?

What Is a Competent Person, and When Are They Required?

APRIL 6, 2023

Employee safety is crucial for all industries. Companies and industry leaders should always strive to meet or exceed health and safety regulations. Organizations like the United States Occupational Health and...

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How to Protect Walkways and Sidewalks Under Scaffolding Systems

JULY 14, 2022

Scaffolding is essential to the success of a construction or renovation project. Without it, it is nearly impossible to access the high parts of the building you are working on....

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OSHA Requirements for Debris Netting

APRIL 13, 2022

Falls are the leading cause of work-related deaths in the construction industry. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 401 out of 991 construction fatalities in 2019 resulted from...

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OSHA Requirements for Debris Chutes

APRIL 13, 2022

Debris chutes are valuable pieces of a construction site. Removing debris from multi-level construction sites can be time-consuming and straining. To prevent cluttering the workspace and dragging waste materials down...

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How Much Weight Can Different Scaffolding Systems Support?

APRIL 13, 2022

Scaffolding equipment enables workers to reach high places and perform tasks such as building restoration, exterior maintenance, window washing, painting and construction work.  While scaffolds are valuable equipment, workers must...

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What Is a Cuplock Scaffolding System?

OCTOBER 21, 2021

One of the most popular types of scaffolding systems is a Cuplock scaffolding system. This type of system is fully galvanized and can serve several purposes. Since it’s a kind...

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What Are OSHA Rolling Scaffold Regulations?

JANUARY 25, 2021

What Are OSHA Rolling Scaffold Regulations? Using scaffolding in the workplace requires employees to perform their work at extreme heights. As a result, it’s essential for companies to provide crews...

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Do’s and Don’ts of Scaffolding for Different Weather Conditions

JANUARY 25, 2021

Do’s and Don’ts of Scaffolding for Different Weather Conditions Practicing caution is essential when using scaffolding. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 61 scaffolding-related fatalities in 2018. Between 2011 and 2017, climbing...

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