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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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Rolling metal ladder

The WORKMASTER Rolling Metal Ladder, built with extra heavy-duty components, is resistant to most dings and bumps in harsh work environments.
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Stepladder

The SafeFrame Stepladder prevents operators from standing on either the top rung or top cap, and features an extra-deep top-recommended standing rung to provide increased balance and stability, which will help operators work with more speed and less fatigue.
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Ladder lock system

The LedgeLock System allows a worker to simply and securely fasten the top of an extension ladder to a roof or platform while standing on the ground.
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Extension ladder safety

Ladders may look similar but they are not all the same. Take the extension ladder, for example. Extension ladders generally have two sections that operate in brackets to allow for adjusting the ladder’s length. OSHA notes that these types of ladders need a stable structure to hold loads, as they are not self-supporting.
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