Ladder falls are one of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) top causes for fatal construction accidents. Even though the chance of a fall goes up when you are on a ladder, there are things you can do to keep yourself safe. Here’s some ways you can facilitate your safety when you’re on a ladder.
Planning out the job that you will do on the ladder takes just a small amount of time, but it can save your life. Here are some things to consider before your next task that’s up high:
Go for Stability
There are many best practices you can follow to promote stability. Here are a few tips to be more stable on a ladder:
Dress For Success
What you wear on the job site can impact your safety. Do yourself a favor and follow these tips:
According to OSHA, two of their top 10 most frequently violated standards are fall protection and ladder use in construction. Make sure to be aware of your surroundings as they change on the construction site and cover up wall openings and floor holes so that ladders stay on solid footing.
safety on a construction site is a result of teamwork among construction employees, site owners and contracting companies.
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