Falls are a pain – don’t risk it
March is National Ladder Safety Month, making it a great time to refresh yourself and your employees about proper ladder inspection and use.
According to the American Ladder Institute (ALI), the two most common causes of ladder accidents include:
- Missing the last step when climbing down
Ladder-related incidents continue to be a top cause of workplace injuries. More than 50 workers in the U.S. suffer ladder-related injuries every day, according to Safety+Health Magazine.
That’s why the ALI created National Ladder Safety Month to encourage education and training about proper ladder use.
Ladder safety resources
Proper ladder use can be made easier by using the ladder safety app from NIOSH. The app includes an angle measuring tool, inspection checklist and rules for proper use.
SFM offers hundreds of safety training resources to help prevent workplace injuries. See some simple fall-prevention tips, along with downloadable ladder safety resources: