Elevated Work Platforms and Scaffolding

Job Site Safety Manual

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March 24, 2004


Mixed media product, 543 pages


0071414932 / 9780071414937


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Main description

* The only comprehensive resource on how to safely assemble and operate elevated scaffolds and work platforms on the job site--with 150 illustrations, tip boxes, and checkliss
* Includes references to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Adminstration) standards and regulations, inspection requirements, erection techniques, safety guidelines and disassembly instructions, and typical malfunctions

Table of contents

PREFACE INTRODUCTION Part I Chapter 1: OSHA Regulations and Industry Standards Chapter 2: Accidents, Injuries, and Fatality Statistics Chapter 3: Selection & Use Chapter 4: Training Chapter 5: Supported Scaffolds -- Materials and Methods Chapter 6: Fall Protection During Erection and Use of Scaffolds Chapter 7: Electrocution on Scaffolds Chapter 8: Emergency Response and Rescue Part II: Supported Scaffolds Chapter 9: Tubular-Frame Scaffolds -- Mason's Frames Chapter 10: Tube and Coupler Scaffolding Chapter 11: Wood Pole Scaffolds Chapter 12: Pump Jack Scaffolds and Ladder Jack Scaffolds Chapter 13: Job-Manufactured Scaffolds and Form Scaffolds Part III: Suspended Scaffolds -- General Information Chapter 14: Single-Point and Two-Point Suspension Scaffolds Chapter 15: Multiple Point Suspension Scaffolds Chapter 16: Adjustable Multi-Point Suspension Scaffolds Chapter 17: Outrigger Type Scaffolding Chapter 18: Manually Propelled Rolling Towers Chapter 19: Aerial Work Platforms Chapter 20: Stairways Chapter 21: Ladders APPENDIX A: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SCAFFOLDING APPENDIX B: SAFETY STANDARDS FOR AERIAL LIFTS APPENDIX C: SAFETY STANDARDS FOR SPECIFIC SCAFFOLDS APPENDIX D: SCAFFOLD CONSTRUCTION APPENDIX E: SCAFFOLD HAZARDS APPENDIX F: SCAFFOLD SPECIFICATIONS APPENDIX G: SCAFFOLD SHORING AND FORMING INSTITUTE APPENDIX H: MOST FREQUENT CITATIONS APPENDIX I: CALCULATING SCAFFOLD PLANKS APPENDIX J: OSHA-APPROVED SAFETY AND HEALTH PLANS APPENDIX K: MULTIEMPLOYER DIRECTIVE APPENDIX L: OSHA REGIONAL OFFICES APPENDIX M: GLOSSARY

Author comments

Matthew J. Burkart, P.E., is president of his own consulting firm, Aegis Corporation. He has been involved in construction litigation and has served as an expert witness for OSHA and many of the country's most well-known law firms. A widely published author, he also serves on many committees governing the construction industry.

Daniel M. Paine has extensive knowledge in the field of fall protection. He has served as president of Sinoco, one of the major fall prevention device manufacturers and providers. Currently, he is a consultant, and president of Innovative Safety Products, Ltd. He serves on many committees and is highly regarded among his peers.

Back cover copy

Hundreds of illustrations!


Nowhere is construction site safety more at a premium than on elevated work platforms and scaffoldings. Elevated Work Platforms: Job Site Safety Manual, demonstrates how to keep these areas as accident-free as possible.

Written with authority by a trio of construction site safety experts, this heavily illustrated reference promotes safety through knowledge, correct equipment usage, and the careful application of construction regulations and standards. With a special emphasis on fall protection and collapse, you get:

* Informative tip boxes throughout the book
* Erection, inspection, working-on, and disassembly requirements
* Inspection checklists
* Examples of malfunction and accidents
* OSHA regulations and industry standards for specific equipment
* And more!

Perfect for architects, engineers, contractors, and attorneys, Elevated Work Platforms: Job Site Safety Manual is the one volume you need to stay on top of this essential construction site safety issue!

Featured Inside:
Supported Scaffolds
Suspended Scaffolds
Mobile Scaffolds
Aerial Lifts and Elevating & Rotating Platform Scaffolds

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