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Ladder Safety Tips

Each year in the U.S., accidents involving ladders cause an estimated 300 deaths and 130,000 injuries requiring emergency medical attention. Ladder accidents usually are caused by improper selection, care or use and not by manufacturing defects.  Learn a few Ladder Safety Tips and cdecrease your chance of injury.

Some of the more common hazards involving ladders, such as instability, electrical shock, and falls, can be predicted and prevented.

Prevention requires proper planning, correct ladder selection, good work procedures and adequate ladder maintenance.  Check out these Ladder Safety Tips:

Ladder Safety Tips

TIP:   When working on a roof place your stabilizer lower on the ladder to allow you to have additional rungs to hold onto as you enter and exit the ladder.  See photo on right.


Portable ladders are designed as “one-man” equipment with the proper strength to support the worker as well as his tools and materials. Ladders are constructed under three general classes:

Light-duty with a load capacity of 200 pounds.

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