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Inspecting Ladders

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Inspecting Ladders

The inspection of a ladder is a very important step to avoid serious or even deadly injuries. OSHA requires that employers ensure ladders are inspected on a periodic basis. Follow the safety precautions in this topic to help avoid potential errors that lead to many ladder safety incidents.

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Weeklysafety.com exclusive safety meeting topic reviewing the importance of conducting ladder inspections, what to look for during an inspection and steps to take if a defective ladder is found.

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OSHA 1926.1053(b)(15) Ladders shall be inspected by a competent person for visible defects...

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