Event: OSHA | Construction Safety Seminar | Scaffolding


An estimated 65 percent of all construction employees will work on a scaffold at some time. Join Minnesota OSHA Compliance for a discussion and review about what needs to be done to help assure safe working conditions when using scaffolds, including correct scaffold erection, training requirements for users, the need for a competent person on site, safe practices when working on a scaffold and proper scaffold dismantling.

Common hazards associated with all types of scaffolds include:
· falls from elevation due to lack of fall protection;
· collapse of scaffolding, caused by instability or overloading;
· being struck by falling tools, work materials or debris; and
· electrocution, principally due to proximity of the scaffold to overhead power lines.

The Construction Safety Seminar series is a great opportunity to get answers directly from Minnesota OSHA Compliance, citation-free. The seminars are designed to help those who work in the construction industry to re-energize their company’s safety and health practices. Attendees have the opportunity to ask questions and offer input during the discussion, as well as learn about the compliance issues Minnesota OSHA is currently focusing on.

Lisa Hollingsworth, Minnesota OSHA Compliance, principal safety investigator

Location – MnDOT Training and Conference Center
This free seminar is at the MnDOT Training and Conference Center, 1900 W. Cty. Road I, Shoreview, MN. The facility is state of the art and has plenty of free parking available for the attendees. Directions and maps are available at www.dot.state.mn.us/hr/trngctr/contacts.html.

Though not required, participants are encouraged to pre-register at https://secure.doli.state.mn.us/events before May 10. Participants are welcome to bring their own food and beverages.

If you require special accommodations, call MNOSHA Training/Outreach at (651) 284-5375 or 1-877-470-6742 before May 10. This material can be provided to you in different formats (audio, Braille or large print) by calling the same phone numbers.