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Stepladder safety

How do I maintain three points of contact when working from a stepladder?
How do I maintain three points of contact when working from a stepladder?
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Extension ladder

The patent-pending Hi-Viz green HyperLite is the lightest Type IA and IAA fiberglass extension ladder in the world – weighing up to 40 percent less than ordinary fiberglass ladders without sacrificing strength or stability.
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Understanding ladder jack scaffolding

Ladder jack scaffolding is used often in construction because it's inexpensive, portable, easy to put up and take down, and can fit in narrow places. To create a ladder jack scaffold, triangle-shaped brackets – known as ladder jacks – are attached to portable ladders, which are used on each side of a ladder jack scaffold to form a means of support for a platform, according to a fact sheet from OSHA.
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Stepladder safety at work

Whether you’re decorating a co-worker’s office to celebrate a birthday, stringing lights during the holidays or changing a lightbulb, stepladders are handy tools to have on hand at work. But just because stepladders seem simple to use doesn’t mean they’re risk-free.
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American Ladder Institute

The American Ladder Institute, a Chicago-based non-profit association of industry leaders dedicated to promoting safe ladder use, has declared March 2017 “National Ladder Safety Month” to heighten awareness and promote safe use by homeowners and working professionals.
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Ladder

The two-in-one Switchback Ladder serves as both an extension ladder and a stepladder with one lightweight design.
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Ladder safety 101

Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry, OSHA statistics show, and falls from ladders account for roughly one-third of those fatalities. In 2013, ladders were the source of injury for 5,900 cases involving days away from work and 76 deaths in the construction industry, according to the 2016 edition of the National Safety Council chartbook, “Injury Facts.” These injuries and deaths are preventable.
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