Ladders are so common that it’s easy to forget the risks involved in using them.
OSHA estimates that, for general industry companies, falls from ladders — step, straight, combination, and extension — account for 20% of fatal and lost workday injuries.
If your business is covered by federal (or state) OSHA, and you make ladders available for your employees to use, you’re required to adhere to ladder training and safety standards. The good news? These safe practices help you protect workers and prevent costly injuries.