Ladder Safety

Four different types of ladders
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Portable ladders are used at Southern Utah University in a wide variety of settings, both academic and administrative. Misuse of portable ladders can result in serious injuries from falls or, in the case of metal ladders, electrical shock. Portable ladders must be maintained in good condition at all times, and inspected at regular, frequent intervals.

The improper use of ladders remains one of OSHA’s Top Ten Violations. This is because falls are still the leading cause of death in the workplace “and nearly half of those falls have been from ladders” (EHSToday).

For more information on the proper selection, use and care of ladders:

See also Written Safety Programs.

For Ladder Safety Questions Contact ERM.