OSHA Alliance 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.
Aerial Work Platform Resources
Preparing an AWP for Transports
Selecting and Implementing a Fall Protection System for an 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
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)