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NIOSH Testimony on safety standards for scaffolds used in the construction industry by R. A. Lemen, February 25, 1987.
NIOSH 1987 Feb; :1-2
This testimony comments on the specific issues contained in the notice of proposed rulemaking from OSHA regarding scaffolds used in the construction industry. The issues addressed concern the request for public comment on the practicability and feasibility of the proposed changes and whether implementation of the changes will reduce the occurrence or severity of accidents; a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics' study which indicates that of all injuries which result from falls, a high percentage involve falling from the 5 to 10 foot level; the requirement of pumpjack scaffolds to be equipped with braces at the top and bottom and at other points as needed; the use of ladders or makeshift devices to raise the working level of employees; and the definition of certain terms.
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