Safety Alert Fall Protection – 10 Ways to stay safe on ladders

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Falls from an elevation can cause serious injuries to employees.  Workers injured as a result of a ladder fall can find themselves facing permanent injury or even death.  In the 10 years spanning 2003 to 2012, 46 workers have died falling from a ladder (Safe Work Australia).  These falls can be caused by many factors including improper setup/use, defective ladders, and wrong ladder type.  Many of these injuries can be prevented with some advance preparation.

Do you have similar safety risks in your workplace?

  • Are ladders routinely utilized by your place of business?
  • Do you routinely inspect your ladders?
  • Is there a chance that an employee could fall from a ladder?

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