Not only are falls one of the top three most disabling workplace injuries, but ladders are also sixth on OSHA’s Top 10 Most Cited Volitions list. Most of the ladder-related workplace incidents occur due to basic ladder safety rule violations. Proper use of ladders including ladder storage and adequate training can significantly reduce related injuries and accidents. Contact Harbor America to inquire about OSHA compliance resources, online training manuals, or compliance posters as an extension of your total package of safety and risk management resources.
What Employers Need to Know
- More than 700 ladder injuries occur every day.
- The most common ladder accidents include missing the last step/rung when climbing down or overreaching.
- Choose the right ladder by thinking about the task, the size or style of the ladder, and the ladder can handle your weight.
- Avoid climbing the ladder if you feel dizzy, if it is too windy, or the ladder is not in proper operating condition.
- Always remember to take your time and never rush to finish a job.
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