Working with and around ladders can be dangerous for you and co-workers. Inspect the quality and positioning of your ladders to avoid costly accidents.
Understanding the importance of ladder safety is outlined in this safety alert. While ladders can be very useful tools on the job site, proper safe work practices must be followed to avoid injury or possibly even death.
Following is a list of a couple of the items to keep in mind when using a ladder:
- Use only ladders that comply with OSHA design standards.
- Choose the right type of ladder for the job (stepladder or straight ladder), and do not apply more weight on the ladder than it is designed to support (user, tools and materials).
Download the safety alert for the complete list of requirements and tips.