I would like to encourage all employers to join the National Safety STAND DOWN May 7-11
I would encourage all employers to start phasing out the use of regular ladders and finding a better solution utilizing the latest innovations which will help prevent falls.
•Over-reaching is the #1 Cause of Accidents
•Don’t “walk” your step ladder.
•Maintain 3 points of contact – hoist materials.
•Center of Gravity between the rails.
•Older workers have more accidents when climbing.
•Always face the ladder.
•One Person at a time.
•Step ladder – 2nd step highest work area.
•Extension Ladders -3rd step highest work area.
•Do not split extension ladders.
By Mark Damon, Fall Protection Specialist
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