If you use a ladder on a construction site, then the answer is YES.
Falls are the leading cause of deaths and injuries in the construction industry.
•Each year, more than 4,000 construction workers are injured so seriously by ladder falls that they miss work.
•Each year, about 70 construction workers DIE in falls from ladders.
Falls aren’t the only way to get hurt on a ladder! Contact with overhead power lines can be fatal. Make sure your ladder is positioned at least 10 feet away from power lines. Aluminum conducts electricity. Fiberglass is a better choice when working near electricity.
To avoid a fall …
Inspect the ladder before every use Inspect the rails, rungs, feet, and spreaders or rung locks of your ladder for defects or damage every time you use it. If you see any damage, tag it “do not use” and request another ladder in proper working order. Always check your ladder’s duty rating to make sure it will support you and your tool belt! Continue reading Hazard due to use of ladder on a construction site