OSX 946 • OSHA 3085: Principles of Scaffolding

OSX 946 • OSHA 3085: Principles of Scaffolding

Summer and Fall 2023 courses are now available for enrollment.

2023 DatesTimesMeetingsMeeting TypeLocationReg. DeadlineFee
March 25, 26, April 18:30am–5:00pm3WeekendOnlineMarch 21$700
September 18, 19, 208:30am–5:00pm3WeekdayOnline or On CampusSeptember 14$700
* Schedule(s) subject to change; contact our OSHA Assistant for scheduling questions | Updated 8/30/2023

Course Description

OSX 946 - Scaffold SafetyThis course covers the requirements for safe construction and use of scaffolding using OSHA’s construction scaffold standards as a guide. Course topics include hazards associated with scaffold design, assembly, disassembly and use, types of scaffolds, determining scaffold capacity, employee qualifications and training and maintenance, repair and inspection requirements. Students will participate in workshops to reinforce concepts of safe scaffolding.

Who Should Attend

Individuals responsible for overseeing safety in industries such as: Construction, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Maritime and General Industry.

Learning Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Identify the various types of scaffolding, including supported, suspended and aerial lifts
  2. Recognize scaffold components and use
  3. Determine safe assembly, use and disassembly
  4. Employ basic load analysis and field charts
  5. Describe common OSHA violations

CEUs: 2.2
Prerequisites: None
Course Length: 3 days
Recommended Materials: Pen, pencil, highlighter and writing pad


System and Equipment Requirements

It is important that students review the system and equipment requirements listed below to be able to successfully take part in a CSUDH OTIEC course, whether participating in person or online via video conferencing.

In Person System and Equipment Requirements

  • A laptop with Wi-Fi capability

Online System and Equipment Requirements

  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
  • Access to computer or laptop; one student per device
  • A stand-alone webcam or secondary device such as a phone for students attending OSHA 510, 511, 500 and 501.
  • Built-in or stand-alone speakers and a microphone

Videoconferencing Requirements