Fraudulent Scaffold Plank Alert from SAIA

- In a recent release, the Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) alerted industry users and buyers that fraudulent laminated veneer lumber (LVL) wood products advertised as “OSHA-certified” have appeared in the southern California market.

The alert emphasized the serious nature of the issue and noted that at both the federal and local level the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) had been notified and were actively working to combat the fraud.

Users and buyers are advised to verify plank suppliers and confirm all plank purchases comply with industry standards and are labeled with the seal of an independent, nationally recognized, inspection agency. OSHA does not certify, approve, grade, or recommend products – stampings or markings that claim otherwise are likely fraudulent.

Questions and updates on faulty scaffold or LVL plank products should be sent directly to SAIA at or (816) 595-4860.

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