The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) reported 52 fatal falls to lower levels from scaffolding in 2020. All of these could have been controlled by compliance with OSHA standards.

The following references aid in recognizing scaffolds and the hazards associated with scaffolding in the workplace.

Find more resources on OSHA’s Scaffolding webpage.

Upcoming OSHA #3085 Principles of Scaffolding Classes