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Three steps for preventing scaffolding injuries

The construction industry in Arizona appears to be in good shape; especially considering how the housing market has rebounded and the commercial construction market is mirroring the success experienced in southern California. With the number of construction projects expected to increase, it is important for contractors and workers alike to observe safety rules regarding scaffolds.

With all the inherent dangers that come with construction sites, it is surprising how easy it is for workers to be injured in falls. Workers should know that a fall from merely six feet above ground could cause serious injuries. Additionally, for every foot higher that a worker is in the air, the greater the chance for that a serious injury may occur.

As such, construction site supervisors must be responsible for the following:

Complete a full inspection of the scaffolding – Each day before work begins on the site, the supervisor should inspect all scaffolding (and fixtures) to ensure that there are no defects that could lead to a collapse.

Inspecting guardrails – At the same time, guardrails should be inspected to ensure that these all important safety measures will perform when needed.

Content retrieved from: https://www.jeromegibsonlawfirm.com/blog/2016/05/three-steps-for-preventing-scaffolding-injuries/.

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