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Understand the Hazards of Using a Step Ladder at Work

How Step Ladders Can Be Dangerous If Not Used Correctly



Any worker or homeowner using a step ladder should always remember to only use the ladder as intended and follow all of the manufacturer's warnings for the specific type of ladder being used.

OSHA Standard 1926.1060(a) states that the employer shall provide a training program for each employee using ladders and stairways, as necessary… to recognize hazards related to ladders and stairways...

Can you spot the potential step ladder hazards in the photos below?

Examples of Step Ladder Hazards

For best practice tips on ladder safety, specifically for step ladders, check out our other Ladder Safety Articles.

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