Although using a ladder might seem simple enough, it is a sad fact that falls from ladders are one of the leading causes of occupational injuries.
… the working men and women in America abuse and misuse ladders in the workplace as a rule rather than an exception.
Most ladder accidents, and the resulting pain and costs, are easily avoidable. Under the provisions of 29 CFR 1926, OSHA requires employers to provide a training program for employees who must use ladders on the job.
The training must enable each employee to recognize hazards related to ladders and must be conducted by a competent person as per 29 CFR 1926.
Here are some resources providing safety guidelines and tips for working safely with ladders.
A rather comphehensive list of ladder safety links may be found here (OSU Environmental Health & Safety)
Ladder Safety related programs we offer:
Ladder Safety Training
Ladder Safety Video Program DVD – English & Spanish
Ladder Safety CD-ROM Training Program