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Join the Stand Down

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.

Climbing Tips

•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.

Climbing Tips

•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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