The Occupational Safety and Health Administration renewed its alliance with the Scaffold and Access Industry Association to provide information and training to protect the safety and health of workers who use scaffolds and lift equipment. Through the alliance, OSHA and SAIA will work to reduce and prevent fall and caught-in-between hazards and issues related to frame, mast climbing and suspended scaffolds and aerial lift equipment.

“Worker injuries and deaths from scaffolding hazards can be prevented when employers provide training on safe set up and use of equipment,” said assistant secretary of occupational safety and health Dr. David Michaels. “By renewing our alliance with SAIA, we will expand our outreach to employers and workers and provide important training to protect workers in the scaffold and access industry.”