Safety Regulations to Prevent Scaffold Accidents in Georgia

A workplace injury in Georgia, such as a scaffolding accident, could lead to a Workers' Compensation claim. Tragically, many falls from scaffolding result in a loss of life. Those workers who manage to survive this type of fall are often left with permanent disability or disfigurement.

It is not uncommon at a construction site to see workers on scaffolds. Due to the danger this equipment poses for workers, supervisors and employers are required to follow certain regulations as established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). There are a number of regulations concerning the construction and inspection of scaffolds that must be followed.

With regard to the design and construction of scaffolds, some of the regulations established by OSHA are related to:
 

  • rated capacities;
  • construction methods;
  • type of equipment; and
  • use of the scaffold. 


With regard to inspections of scaffolds, some of the regulations established by OSHA are related to:
 

  • inspection of visible defects;
  • inspection of fall protection equipment; and
  • supervision when a scaffold is erected, moved, dismantled, etc. 


These are just some of the regulations OSHA has in place to protect workers from scaffolding accidents.

Unfortunately, safety measures and other precautions are not always followed and can lead to serious injuries in a scaffolding accident. Contact an Atlanta Workers' Compensation attorney if you have experienced a workplace injury in Georgia. They will assist you in filing your Workers' Compensation claim.

Contacting an Atlanta Workers' Compensation Lawyer

If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, whether in a scaffolding accident or some other type of work-related accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a consultation on your injury case - 404-842-7838.

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