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New pocket guide provides safety tips on ladders

Silver Spring, MD – Ladder safety is the subject of a new pocket guide from the Center for Construction Research and Training (also known as CPWR).

The one-page document provides tips for inspecting, positioning and using a ladder. CPWR notes that, depending on the task, an aerial lift or scaffold may be more appropriate for work at height.

In addition to cautioning about falls, which are the leading cause of injuries and deaths in construction, the alert warns workers to watch out for electrocution hazards from overhead power lines and wiring.