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. Some of the primary requirements
for using ladders in the workplace include:
- 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
Of course other regulations exist to ensure the safety of workers. For
more information on OSHA’s ladder safety rules,
visit this page.
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