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2 UNIVERSITY of N ORTHERN C OLORADO

3  To move forward press enter or the down arrow key  To view the previous slide press backspace or the up arrow key

4  Step stools  Straight or extension ladders  2 person job  Step or “A” frame ladders  2-way step ladder  Platform ladder  Combination/jack ladder  Built-in mounted ladders  Manholes  Elevator shafts  Roof access

5  Using the wrong ladder for the job  Using ladders incorrectly  Using defective ladders  Improper handling

6  More than 500,000 people a year are treated for ladder-related injuries in the U.S., according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.  Approximately 300 people in the U.S. die from ladder related injuries annually.

7  Use the correct ladder for the job  Take the time to get the right size and type of ladder  Check load capacities.  Don’t just use the most available one.  Consider the use and the need for a non-conductive ladder.

8  Determine the size and type of ladder you will need  Look at your work station-floor and wall  Secure your ladder properly  Check for hazards  Sprinkler heads  Will you be working with or around electrical energy?  A non-conductive ladder may be required  Watch out for overhead hazards  Power lines  Lights  Ceiling ledges  Pipes  Sprinkler heads

9  Check to make sure the rungs do not have oil or slippery substance on them  Check to make sure that rungs and rails are not split, broken, or damaged.  May need to tag it out for repairs.  If it can not be properly repaired cut it up and throw it away.  Check to make sure feet, slip locks, and spreaders are working properly

10  Make sure the ladder is placed on an even surface  When working outside make sure the ground is not too soft to prevent sinking  Use the 4 to 1 ratio against a base for straight or extension ladders  Extend straight or extension ladders 3 rungs above the roof surface.  Tie off ladders against the building if working above 12 feet

11  Barricade off area below your ladder so pedestrians don’t walk into or under your ladder while your on it.  Also you may drop something and injure someone passing by below you.  Use appropriate signage/notification, especially when working behind doors

12  Keep at least a three point contact on the ladder at all times  Hold the side rails not the rungs when climbing or descending a ladder  Only take one step at a time  Do not stand on the top step of an “A-frame” ladder.

13  Take the time to move a ladder instead of “over- reaching” your position.  If the center of your body is outside the rails, you are over-reaching  Never attempt to move a ladder while you are on it  Rock-n-roll  Hip-hop

14  Use a tool belt to keep hands free  Lift materials from a hand line bucket from the ground  Have your partner hand you the tools you need once you are in position

15  The following are examples of what NOT to do  Creative but VERY DANGEROUS ladder set-ups and operations

16 * DO NOT ATTEMPT

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19 BE A LADDER SAFETY SUPERSTAR!

20 University of Northern Colorado Environmental Health & Safety or Call for questions or concerns! “Protect Yourself”


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