Ladder safety affects everyone. Whether at home or at work, you should take ladder safety seriously.
Ladder Safety and How It Affects Everyone
These numbers speak for themselves:
- 2,000 ladder injuries happen every day
- 364 deaths are caused by falls each year
- The most common ladder falls happen between 6 and 10 feet off the ground
How Do Most Common Ladder Accidents Happen?
- Missing the last step when climbing down
Avoid overreaching while using a ladder. You could lose your balance and the ladder could topple over, causing a fall.
Be sure to use the last step when you climb down. Skipping over the last step could lead to a fall if you trip.
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