Environmental, Health and Safety Services

Ladder Safety

Ladders are a simple and common tool used in most workplaces;however, they do pose a hazard if used inappropriately or incorrectly. There are over 24,000 injuries each year in construction-type activities related to falls from stairways and/or ladders! Of those injuries, more than 11,000 result in lost days of work, and believe it or not - about 36 of them are fatalities. Departments and supervisors must make sure that ladders are in good condition and used properly by employees!

Ladder Safety Online

View information on ladder design, inspection, and safe work practices here.

 

Reviewed: September 2016

Contact Information

Robin McCall-Miller, Occ. Safety Engineer