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Scaffold tag Competent Person

Scaffolds must be inspected by a competent person. This site uses a green tag to let users know the scaffold was inspected....

FY15 Fatalities and Catastrophes To Date

This spreadsheet was produced by OSHA containing fatalities and catastrophes the agency recorded in Fiscal Year 2015 though January 16, 2015. The spre...

Getting the most out of the IUOE Toolbox Talks

Toolbox talks have been the main tool for communicating safety information on construction jobs for decades. Unfortunately, there has been little res...

Carelessness Causes Accidents We all Know That

This is clipped from the 1950 film Safe As You Think by General Motors. It received the 1950 award of the National Safety Council for the best film i...

Blaming the Victims of Workplace Accidents

As in this clip, many employers today (and in the past) blame workplace accidents on workers rather than look at hazardous job conditions. In the pas...

New Building Presents Opportunity for Construction Safety Research

With funding from CPWR the Center for Construction Research and Training, Dr. Melissa Perry and her colleagues at George Washington University develop...

Dangerous elevated work practice

This photo of elevated work taking place near Cancun, Mexico shows workers without fall protection on a dangerous scaffold at great risk of falling....

Toolbox Talk: Preventing Falls From Scaffolding

The CPWR Toolbox Talk on Preventing Falls from Scaffolding addresses the risks associated with scaffolds not secured or used properly. The resource in...

Giving Effective Toolbox Talks

This short Laborers' newsletter article describes 13 key elements for creating a toolbox talk that can make a difference on a construction site. The L...

Washington monument scaffolding

A free standing scaffolding was erected to deal with the damage done to the Washington Monument from an earthquake....