Fall Prevention and Ladder Safety
Being conscious of ladder safety can prevent workplace accidents and keep workers safe on the job. Each year in the U.S., accidents involving ladders cause an estimated 300 deaths and 130,000 injuries requiring emergency medical attention. While they seem like simple tools to use, planning and care are critical to using them safely. For information and tips on ladder safety, click on the materials below.
Aerial and scissor lifts are used in many industries because they are mobile and provide easy access to elevated work. While they are a convenient machine for worksites, they can be extremely hazardous to operate. That’s why employees must understand the risks and be properly trained before using them. For helpful information and tips on lift safety, click on the materials below.
Fall Safety Basics
Each year, serious and needless injuries occur because workers don’t follow proper fall prevention guidelines. We’re here to help! For more information and tips on three points of contact, safety program basics, establishing fall protection programs and more, check out the materials below.
Fall Protection: https://www.osha.gov/doc/guidance.pdf
Aerial lift Fact sheet: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/aerial-lifts-factsheet.pdf
Attics and ceilings: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/working-in-attics-factsheet.pdf
Construction Industry Prevention Videos (v-Tools): https://www.osha.gov/dts/vtools/construction.html.
Construction Solutions: http://www.cpwrconstructionsolutions.org/
Hazard Alert Cards: http://www.cpwr.com/publications/hazard-alert-cards
Quick tips technical resources from Grainger: http://www.grainger.com/content/quicktips?currenturl=%2FGrainger%2Fstatic%2Flss_QuickTips.html
Web-based training tools: https://www.osha.gov/dts/osta/oshasoft/
Aerial Lifts and powered platforms: http://www.freeoshainfo.com/publications.html
Construction standards and resources: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/fallprotection/construction.html
Health and safety regulations and guidance materials: http://www.ehso.com/oshaguidance.php
Health programs in Spanish: http://www.cbs.state.or.us/osha/educate/peso.html