Scaffold Requirements

Scaffolding is addressed in specific OSHA standards for General Industry, Maritime, and Construction as shown below:

  • General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
  • Maritime (29 CFR 1915, 1917, 1918)
  • Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)
  • General Safety and Health Provisions 1926.21

This course was developed for the Construction Industry

Why are the Appendices to the Subpart L Scaffolding standards important? Do they address standard requirements?
All of the appendices are non-mandatory and contain selection criteria for planks; American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard references for aerial lifts; criteria for determining the feasibility of providing safe access and fall protection, and training for erectors and dismantlers; and drawings of various types of scaffolds and components.