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Ladder Inspections Should Be Included in Ladder Safety Training

Ladders are involved in 20% of fall injuries among workers and 81% of construction worker fall injuries. Even with periodic inspections, it is still every worker's responsibility to be sure that the ladder they are about to use is in safe working order.

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Extension Ladders in the Warehouse, Shop or Distribution Center

Many industries require workers to access elevated areas, indoors or outdoors, and an extension ladder is a useful tool to have around, if needed. If improperly used, extension ladders can lead to serious injuries or even fatal incidents.

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Are Fixed Ladders Really Any Safer Than Portable Ladders?

Fixed ladders, indoors or outdoors, often allow easier access for inspection and maintenance work. While fixed ladders may seem safer in a work environment than portable ladders, there are still many safety issues that must be considered.

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Extension Ladder Safety Precautions to Keep Workers Safe

Doesn't everyone know how to use an extension ladder? Learn why it’s important to have regular safety meetings on ladder safety so all workers stay safe when using ladders at work.

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Always Inspect Step Ladders Before Use, Never Use If Damaged

The inspection of the step ladder is a very important step to avoid serious injuries. Even with periodic inspections, it is still every worker's responsibility to be sure that the ladder they are about to use is in safe working order.

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There's a Right Way to Use a Step Ladder, Don't Make a Wrong Move

Why is Weeklysafety.com focused on the basics like ladder safety? Because not everyone knows how to use a ladder or understands how dangerous a ladder can be if they make one wrong move.

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Safety Reminders for Construction Workers Using Extension Ladders

Construction tasks often require workers to be on working surfaces that are above ground level. The use of an extension ladder provides easy access to those elevated areas.

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What to Cover During Your Next Step Ladder Safety Meeting

Who knew there were so many rules on how to and how not to use a step ladder! Here are the important points to cover during your next safety meeting on ladder safety.

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Ladder Inspections are an Important Part of Workplace Safety

So, what’s a ladder inspection? When the crew member pulls the ladder off the truck should he just give it a once over and make sure no part of it fell off and then they are good to go?

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How to Safely Use a Ladder Should Be Workplace Safety 101

How to Safely Use a Ladder should be Workplace Safety 101 ... so why isn't it? No matter how high off the ground, a tumble off a ladder can have serious consequences.

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