Environmental, Health and Safety Services

Ladder Safety

Ladders are a simple and common tool used in most workplaces;however, they can pose a hazard if used inappropriately or incorrectly. Falls from ladders account for 20 percent of all fatal and lost work-day injuries in general industry. 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: January 2018

Contact Information

Robin McCall-Miller, Occ. Safety Engineer