RedVector OSHA10-5

OSHA 10 Hour Construction: Module 05 - Scaffolds

OSHA 10 Hour Construction: Module 05 - Scaffolds

1 hr. Online Course

Level: Fundamental

Item#: OSHA10-5

SME: Dan Johnson, CSP (SFI Compliance Inc.)

This course has been discontinued
An estimated 2.3 million construction workers, or 65 percent of the construction industry, work on scaffolds frequently. In 1996, when OSHA issued the revised Scaffold Standard for construction, the agency estimated that by protecting these millions of workers from scaffold falls, 4,500 injuries and 50 deaths from scaffold-related accidents would be prevented every year. This module will familiarize you with the facts you need to know to be in compliance with OSHA 1926.451, Subpart L, and keep yourself safe during scaffold work.

OSHA recommends Outreach Training Program courses as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers.  Workers must receive additional training, when required by OSHA standards, on the specific hazards of their job.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the lesson, participants will be able to: 

  • Name the three types of scaffolds and describe their main characteristics
  • List at least three of the four main hazards to which persons working on a scaffold are exposed, and describe at least one method of hazard prevention for each of the hazards.
  • Identify the three essential elements of safe scaffold construction, and give at least three examples of incorporating each of the elements.
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Dan Johnson, CSP (SFI Compliance Inc.)
Dan Johnson, CSP  (SFI Compliance Inc.) Photo
Dan Johnson, CSP, is an experienced and integrity driven Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) professional with over 20 years of accomplishments and success on a national level. He is a Certified Safety Professional with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. Currently the Managing Partner of SFI Compliance Inc. (, he has also been a safety director for two national home builders and a national utility contractor, as well as numerous years as a safety consultant specializing in the construction industry. He is a skillful designer of EHS programs who has effectively executed those programs within a wide range of industries. Dan has expertise in changing the work environment through behavior based safety, while maintaining productivity. His progressive leadership experiences have produced a passion for surpassing objectives and adding value to the organization. He has extensive knowledge working with multiple jurisdictions to ensure compliance, including: OSHA, DOL, DOT, EPA, USACE and some State and Local municipalities.
Dan is also the author of “Jobsite First Aid—A Field Guide for the Construction Industry” and “DeWALT Construction Safety and OSHA Handbook.”