Ladders safety

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Ladders safety

  1. 1. * YAWAR HASSAN KHAN 1 Monday, March 04, 2013
  2. 2. * Hazard: Ladders and stairways are another* source of injuries and fatalities among construction* workers. OSHA estimates that there* are 24,882 injuries and as many as 36 fatalities* per year due to falls on stairways and ladders* used in construction. Nearly half of these* injuries were serious enough to require time* off the job. 2 Monday, March 04, 2013
  3. 3. * Use the correct ladder for the task. 3 Monday, March 04, 2013
  4. 4. * Have a competent person visually inspect a* ladder before use for any defects such as:* Structural damage, split/bent side rails,* broken or missing rungs/steps/cleats and* missing or damaged safety devices;* Grease, dirt or other contaminants that* could cause slips or falls;* Paint or stickers (except warning labels)* that could hide possible defects. 4 Monday, March 04, 2013
  5. 5. * Make sure that ladders are long enough to* safely reach the work area. 5 Monday, March 04, 2013
  6. 6. * Mark or tag (“Do Not Use”) damaged or* defective ladders for repair or replacement,* or destroy them immediately. 6 Monday, March 04, 2013
  7. 7. * Never load ladders beyond the maximum* intended load or beyond the manufacturer’s* rated capacity 7 Monday, March 04, 2013
  8. 8. * Be sure the load rating can support the* weight of the user, including materials and* tools.* • Avoid using ladders with metallic components* near electrical work and overhead* power lines. 8 Monday, March 04, 2013

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