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Why do ladder accidents happen on job sites?

For many people, using a ladder is a way of life during their workday. Does this sound familiar?

While there is nothing wrong with using a ladder as often as necessary, there are some safety tips you must follow to ensure that you're never part of an accident.

Here are some of the primary causes of ladder accidents:

  • Using the wrong type of ladder for the job. For example, if you need to reach a roof, you should select an extension ladder of the right height. Neglecting to do so could lead you to "get creative," thus causing an accident.
  • Using a defective or damaged ladder. Don't assume that nothing can ever go wrong with a ladder. Even those that are well-made can be defective or break at some point.
  • Incorrect use. There is more to using a ladder than climbing to the top one step at a time. For example, you must make sure the ladder is on firm and level ground. Along with this, you should maintain three points of contact at all times.
  • A passerby. Using a ladder around other people can be dangerous, as someone could hit it and cause you to fall. Make sure others know when you're using a ladder.

These are not the only causes of ladder accidents, but they are among the most common. If you find yourself facing an injury as the result of a workplace accident, don't hesitate to report the incident and call for help. From there, if you can't return to work right away, consider filing a claim for workers' compensation benefits.

Source: Culture of Safety, "Ladder Safety," accessed March 14, 2018

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