UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Fatalities from falls accounts for about 13% of all workplace fatalities, and
791 deaths in 2018.
Bureau of Labor Statistics , US Department of Labor
It is important to select the proper ladder for the task, setup the ladder properly, use the ladder properly, and store and maintain that ladder for future usage.
To set up a ladder safely, the base should be one-fourth the ladder length from the vertical plane of the top support. Where the rails extend above the top landing, ladder length to the top support only is considered. Tie-off should be adequate to prevent any tipping of the ladder if the climber leans to the side.
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