OSHA Toolbox Talks, Resources, & Tools

In February 2008, the Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced their alliance to provide SAIA's members, and others in the construction industry, with information, guidance, and access to training resources.

The focus of these resources will be reducing safety and health hazards associated with the use of mast climbing scaffolding and aerial lift equipment. The Alliance will specifically address reducing and preventing exposure to fall and caught-in-between hazards.

The following Safety Resources & Tools are designed to educate users on the correct way to perform their work on various pieces of equipment.

OSHA Toolbox Talks

Fall Protection toolbox talks: https://www.osha.gov/sites/default/files/publications/OSHA3666.pdf
Focus Four Hazards Toolbox Talks: https://www.osha.gov/training/outreach/construction/focus-four
Alliance produced information an many safety topics: https://www.osha.gov/alliances/products

Aerial Work Platform Resources

AWP Jobsite Checklist

AWP Prestart Safety Checklist

Preparing an AWP for Transports

Rescue Plans for AWP Use

Safety Devices on AWPs

Selecting and Implementing a Fall Protection System for an AWP

Selecting the Proper AWP

Mast Climber Resources

Mast Climbers Fundamentals of Safe Use – Ground Conditions

Mast Climbers Fundamentals of Safe Use – Tying to the Structure: Advice for Erectors/Dismantlers

Mast Climbing Work Platform (MCWP) Safety Tips | English

Mast Climbing Work Platform (MCWP) Safety Tips | Portugese

Mast Climbing Work Platform (MCWP) Safety Tips | Spanish

Safety Tips for Mast Climbing Work Platform | Video

Rolling Tower/Mobile Scaffold Resources

Rolling Towers/Mobile Scaffold: Inspection, Maintenance, and Use Tip Sheet

Transport Platform Resources

Transport Platform (TP) Safety Tips | English

Transport Platform (TP) Safety Tips | Portugese

Transport Platform (TP) Safety Tips | Spanish

OSHA has developed a web page exclusively for the SAIA. This page is a great resource that contains links helpful in your day-to-day business, including eTools, a stand-alone, interactive training tool that features a specific topic; links to Safety and Health Topic pages; and Expert Advisors, a resource on best practices on the jobsite (updated as new information comes available). Sample topics include silica and lead exposure, fall protection, and confined space protocol. 

Alliance Resources & Tools

OSHA 3150 – A Guide to Scaffold Use in the Construction Industry

OSHA eTools, eMatrix, Expert Advisors and v-Tools (Electronic Products for Compliance Assistance)

Safety & Health Topics

Related Documents

Alliance Agreement
Ambassador Document