OSHA's Ladder Safety Rules

On a construction zone, ladder safety is a topic of great importance. This is because they are often a normal part of a worker’s job, and a small act of negligence or carelessness can result in serious harm. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has set in place clear guidelines for the proper use of ladders on a jobsite.

Construction workers, as well as employers, should be well aware of the guidelines for using ladders on a worksite. Following are some of the primary requirements for using ladders in the workplace:

  • Ladders must be able to support loads without failure
  • Type A non-fixed ladders should be able to hold a load that is 3.3X its maximum
  • Most non-fixed ladders must be able to support 4X its maximum
  • Ladder rungs must be parallel, level, and uniformly spaced
  • Ladder rungs must be spaced no less than 10 inches apart and no more than 14 inches apart

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