OSHA Ladder Safety Training
Falls from ladders can result in lost workday injuries and even fatalities. Ladder safety goes hand in hand with fall protection in the workplace. The best way to reduce these risks is to train employees in the general requirement for ladders found in 29 CFR 1910.23 and 29 CFR 1926.1053. While industries may use different ladders, the requirements and safe work practices stay the same.
What is OSHA Ladder Safety training?
The ladder safety training is designed to educate employees on the safe use of all ladders including stepladders, extension ladders, A-frame ladders and permanent ladders. Do your employees know that if they are using an extension ladder to gain roof access, the ladder must extend 3 feet above the roof? Do your employees know what 3 points of contact mean? Training your employees to know information like this can help them avoid injuries from falls. There are several ladder requirements that OSHA mandates in order to reduce fall hazards in your workplace.
After completing the training, your employees will be able to:
- Understand the safety regulations for ladder use
- Select the appropriate ladders
- Identify the hazards, unsafe behaviors and conditions that result in falls
- Inspect ladders for damage or unsafe conditions
- Set up and safely use a ladder
Insure Compliance will meet with your employees and conduct an in-person ladder safety training that will cover OSHA regulations and the safe work practices that best apply to your business’ ladder use. The training provided will ensure your company fulfills all of OSHA’s training requirements.
- 29 CFR 1926.153 OSHA Ladder requirements
- 29 CFR 1910.23 – General requirements for all ladders
Why should I do an OSHA Ladder Safety training?
Having employees trained to safely use a ladder is greatly beneficial because it can reduce injuries and it ensures your company complies with OSHA ladder regulations. A full list of OSHA ladder safety training for employees includes:
- General requirements for ladders
- How to safely use a portable ladder
- How to safely use fixed ladders
- The proper ladder climbing technique found in 29 CFR 1910.23(b)
This service is often combined with:
Fall protection policy
Injury and Illness Protection Program
OSHA requires employers to have a fall protection safety policy for employees working at a height greater than 6 feet (Construction) or 4 feet (General Industry).
An IIPP is a safety manual that contains all the safety policies that your company may need. Insure Compliance will put a safety manual together for your company that complies with OSHA standards.
We believe safety and profit are not mutually exclusive
With Insure Compliance, we apply our Safety Gap Model to analyze safety programs and identify gaps that prevent companies from creating safe and profitable work environments.
Our roots in insurance mean we don’t just understand the safety side of the business, but how to implement a safety program that minimizes your risk.
Our Safety Gap Model gets results: lowers costs, less incidents, and reduced insurance costs.
Much of business is about reducing risk. We work with you to implement safety initiatives that reduce risk, moving you to a shared goal of a safer and profitable future.
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