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Ladder Safety

Ladders are an essential tool in many industries. However, falls from ladders are one of the leading causes of occupational fatalities and injuries. These injuries and fatalities can be prevented by utilizing safe work practices, choosing the correct ladder for the job, and ensuring members are trained regarding ladder safety.


When working with ladders at OSU, members should use the EHS Ladder Inspection Checklist before beginning work each day to ensure the ladder is free of defects. Additionally, ladders should also be inspected after any falls or other occurrences that could damage the ladder. 



Extension Ladder Fact Sheet

Ladder Inspection Checklist

Platform Ladder Fact Sheet

Step Ladder Fact Sheet

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