Ladders were created to make working above ground level possible. They range in different sizes, types, and manufactured with different materials. Each ladder is made for a specific reason, has different weight restrictions and is extremely dangerous if not properly use...
Ladders were created to make working above ground level possible. They range in different sizes, types, and manufactured with different materials. Each ladder is made for a specific reason, has different weight restrictions and is extremely dangerous if not properly used. In Fact, most ladder related injuries and deaths reported annually are caused by improper use and negligence. Ladder safety is not just about safety on the ladder, but safety precautions for the area below the ladder as well. OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1926 requires employers to provide Ladder Safety Training for every employee that uses a ladder or works in the vicinity of a ladder in use. Our "OSHA Ladder Safety" training programs meet all of OSHAs regulations requirements. Topics covered in these products include: Ladder selection, Selecting and using the appropriate personal protection equipment (PPE), Inspection and maintenance, Proper "set-up", Overhead hazards, Climbing and working safely, and more.
OSHA's Position On Ladder Safety Training
It’s obvious to just about everyone that ladders can be a source of serious injuries. This is especially true in the workplace, since many other distractions are present. Since ladders are necessary tools for working above ground level, the proper training needs to be provided for all employees that may use a ladder in their job assignments. This has been the focus of OSHA’s mandatory safety policies (OSHA 126.1053) and it needs to be addressed by employers. Since ladders are not designed to adhere to one specific dimension and weight class, precautions need to be taken insofar as being observant regarding the ladder that is to be currently used. In addition to being constructed of different sizes and weight handling capabilities, ladders are also made from different materials. This constitutes an extreme hazard for those who haven’t been trained in their use. In actuality, most of the injuries and fatalities, cause by ladders, are directly caused by misuse through lack of knowledge. The instruction videos, and additional training tools that we provide, cover topics that include:
- Proper ladder selection
- Inspecting ladders (OSHA 1917.119(e))
- Correctly placing ladders
- The proper way of climbing a ladder
- Common ladder accidents and how to avoid them
- The need for skid-resistant rungs (OSHA 1926.1053(a)(6)(i))
- Design requirements for fixed ladders (OSHA 1910.27(a))
- and many other topics
Since OSHA’s regulation 29 CFR 1926 requires employers to provide ladder training, our site can be useful for your economical one-stop source of complete employee ladder instruction. Please look over our high quality Ladder Safety Videos and supplies. Afterwards, you can select the item(s) that you’ll require and then place your order. We make it easy for you! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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