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NIOSH adds stepladder safety to free app

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Washington – NIOSH’s mobile app on ladder safety has been updated to include information on stepladders.

NIOSH said it added resources about stepladder safety after receiving requests from ladder users. The app, available in English and Spanish, can be downloaded from the Apple Store or Google Play. NIOSH launched the original app in 2013.

The information contained within the app could help save lives and prevent injuries, NIOSH states. According to the agency, work-related ladder falls caused 113 fatalities in 2011. Workers in construction, maintenance and repair were most at risk for ladder fall injuries.

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