Construction safety, residential construction: Makeshift scaffold for rehabilitation of residence exterior. Neither of the two scaffold work platforms is safe or satisfies OSHA: There are no guardrails, and it is not expected that workers will use any other fall protection. Both platforms depend on attachment and support from a window sill that is old, may be rotten, and there is not enough ledge to adequately support the platform. Ladders should not be used as the horizontal support for a work platform or walkway. A single 2"x10" on top of the ladder provides inadequate width. Two spaced 2"x8" planks provide unstable footing. Midlength diagonal support of the horizontal ladder is cobbled at both its ends, and it should not depend on the integrity of the roof, which is expected to have rotted wood. Expected access to both scaffolds is by ladder leaned against them, and neither has adequate lateral support for the horizontal force of a worker on a ladder. The large trash pile is not only unsightly and unsafe for workers and the public at ground level, but it is particularly unsafe for a worker falling from the makeshift scaffold. Westwood, Los Angeles, CA, 2004.