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Published: July, 2004; Vol 1, Num 2

 

Top 10 OSHA Scaffold Violations (2002-2003)

 Standard             Requirement Number  Violations Number Serious Violations Number Willful Violations
1926.451 G1 Fall protection required on scaffolding over 10 ft high 1407 1227 12
1926.451 E1 Safe access (not cross braces) required for all scaffolds over two ft 1195 1039 10
1926.451 B2 Scaffold platforms must be at least 18 in wide 1073 969 4
1926.451 B1 Scaffold platforms shall have no gaps of more than one in between planks and uprights 1041 920 10
1926.451 A Scaffolds shall not be loaded beyond their capacity 648 538 1
1926.451 G1 VII Personal Fall Arrest system or Guardrail required 592 528 3
1926.451 C2 Supported scaffolds must have firm foundations, base plates, mudsills 566 454 2
1926.451 G4 I Guardrail systems required on all open ends and sides of platforms 398 343 2
1926.451 F7 Competent person required for erecting, dismantling, moving or altering a scaffold 356 321 1
1926.451 F3 Scaffolds must be inspected by a competent person before each shift and after any incident that could affect their integrity  299 263 2

[Steve Clark]