Ladders

Ladder safety requirements are covered under OSHA’s walking/working surface standards. This section is intended for any company who’s workers use wooden, metal or fixed ladders to perform their duties.

Here we have a photograph of a worker who not only is working backwards on a stepladder, but also on one whose rear rails are hanging over a wall.

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An eight-year study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has found that one-quarter of all construction workers who died between 2003 and 2010 succumbed to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).

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At first glance, what these workers are doing might not be obvious. But examine this photograph more closely…

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Great fall protection programs include more than harnesses.
Improper fall protection is one of the most cited and fined violations in the United States and Canada, and for good reason. This program covers how to get it right.
 

Step One: Hazard Assessment (Day 1-5)
When it comes …

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Use this ladder safety checklist to ensure that ladders in your workplace are in good condition and your workers are setting up and using ladders safely.

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Tip Top Roofing has been cited for $103,000 after two workers were observed installing asphalt shingles at heights of 10 and 18ft without fall protection.

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Are you complying with OSHA rules for metal ladders?

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Prevent ladder accidents and OSHA citations by adopting this ladder use policy for your own site.

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Do you comply with OSHA requirements for use of portable wood ladders?

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