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All of our training is in accordance with guidelines and recommendations of Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Scaffold and Access Industry Association (SAIA) and Scaffolding, Shoring and Forming Institute, Inc. (SSFI). Our training encompasses Competent Person Training, as well as user training on most systems.
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A recent History.com article, How Did Egyptians Build the Pyramids? Ancient Ramp Find Deepens Mystery, reported the discovery of an ancient ramp system that dates to the period in which the Egyptian pyramids were built. Although this discovery…
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What contributes to the effectiveness and success of a safety program in any given organization? Perhaps it’s something more than a “safety program”. We’d like to suggest that success is driven by a safety mindset.
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If you find 2021 a bit slow getting started, it’s a good time to reinforce some core components for long term success. One great option is safety training to enhance and reinforce processes, procedures, and knowledge about safe use of the equipment you use on the job.
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One key component of ladder safety is making sure you have the right ladder for the job. Will you need one that is a self-supporting, straight, or extension ladder? So many options are available - single pole ladders, step ladders, multipurpose ladders, platform (podium) ladders, extension ladders, telescoping ladders and more.
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Whether you know us well or are checking out American Scaffolding for the first time, it may be news that our product offering also includes mast climbers, specifically the SC8000 by Scanclimber. We acquired two Scanclimber SC8000 units, along with accessories, earlier this year.
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When you’re in the scaffolding business, working in any way with or around scaffolding, it’s easy to feel torn between several reactions to Free Solo. These range from “Is the guy NUTS?!?!” to “The guy’s an outright mountain goat and hero!”.
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It’s amazing what a chance glance at scaffolding atop the Tribune Tower can lead to. Somehow it seems fitting. In its most utilitarian way, scaffolding creates a platform that can lift us ever higher. Hopefully, the stories we learn about and create serve to keep lifting us to greater heights as well.
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One of the first sights to stop us in our tracks was none other than, yes, scaffolding. Frankly, you can’t miss it in Chicago. Still, stopping and starting amongst blaring taxis, this site caught my attention: the historic Tribune Tower with scaffolding perched just near the top of it. Barely visible at street level to the typical pedestrian or motorist, it sang out to me, as one whose blood almost runs through scaffolding.
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The story of the restoration work that scaffolding supported at the Bodie Island lighthouse opened our eyes to history that we hadn’t considered before. First, time seems to take on new meaning, when considering that the Bodie Island light had shined steadily for nearly 140 years. The lighthouse first began operating in 1872, and did so day after day, year after year, until 2011, when restoration began.