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OSHA Information for Ladder Safety

Written by Administrator on April 19, 2011 – 5:00 am - (11347 views)

OSHA – Ladder Safety

What do I need my warehouse workers to know about using ladders in my operation?man fell off a ladder and had an accident -

Ladders can present a serious falling hazard.  Always be sure to:

  • Position ladders safely when in use
  • Be aware that when you are on a ladder it may slip from its supports
  • You can lose your balance on an unsteady ladder
  • Injuries from falling from a ladder can include sprains, broken bones and death

What is the correct positioning for a ladder?

  • Be sure the side rails on a portable ladder extend above the landing by a t least 3 feet.
  • Secure the side rails of the ladder at the top to a rigid support.
  • Use a grab device at the top when the 3 foot extension at the landing is not possible.

What are the Dos and don’ts for ladder safety?

  • Make sure that the weight on the ladder will not cause it to slip off its support.
  • Before using the ladder, inspect it for cracked, broken or defective parts.
    • Do not use the ladder if the ladder is not in good working order.
  • Know the weight capacity of the ladder.
    • Do not apply more weight on the ladder than it is designed to hold.
  • Only use ladders that comply with OSHA standards.

For a list of compliance requirements of OSHA standards or regulations, refer to Title 29 of the code of Federal Regulations.

This article is intended as an introduction and overview only.  Before you develop a fall prevention program at your company, consult the OSHA compliance standards and regulations.

What is OSHA’s phone number?

Occupational Safety and Health Administration can be reached at (800) 321-OSHA or (202) 693-1999

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  1. By gabrielsunny2 on May 20, 2011 | Reply

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    Before using ladder,know first the things should be happen ‘coz in my own opinion,ladder is not quite advisable equipment that worker’s going to use.

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