Using Scaffolding Safety Tags
Why are scaffolding safety tags important?
Scaffolding safety tags are an important resource for the use of any type of scaffold. Scaffolds can be the source of multiple types of hazards in the workplace, including falls and falling objects. By tagging equipment, workers can know if scaffolding has been inspected or is safe to use.
Scaffolding safety tags are typically used after an inspection of the scaffold. The most common system of tagging involves using red tags for unsafe or incomplete scaffolds, and green tags for scaffolds that are ready for use.
Tagging occurs at any access point, including ladders or ramps. OSHA standard 29 CFR 1926.415(e)(1) prohibits crossbraces from being used to access the scaffolding.
At these access points, tags noting that the scaffold is safe for use, unsafe, under construction, or for use with a specific weight limit can be attached.
Scaffolding safety tags can also hold inspection record information, such as the date of the last inspection or modification to the scaffold’s structure.
Safety signs for scaffolds can also be posted outside of the scaffold area to alert workers of jobsite policies and related safety information, such as the potential need for the use of hard hats and other personal protective equipment.
What is OSHA?
OSHA is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration – a public health agency that is part of the Department of Labor. OSHA sets and enforces workplace safety regulations. Learn more...
What happens during an OSHA inspection?
During an OSHA, inspectors will review previous records, inspect potential on-site hazards, and interview employees. OSHA’s inspections are prioritized by how potentially hazardous a workplace might be to workers. Learn more...
What do I need to pass an OSHA inspection?
There are many elements of a safe workplace that factor into passing an OSHA inspection. Dependent on your industry, the posting of official safety signs, use of protective equipment, and proper training could help in successfully passing an inspection. Learn more...
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