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3 Basic Steps to Ladder Safety

Everyone knows how to use a ladder. Of all the hazards your employees face on the job, ladders are among the least of their concerns, right?

Not necessarily. About 187,000 Americans are injured annually on ladders. Every year, more workers are injured in falls from ladders than from any other elevated surface.

If you train your employees to follow these three basic steps, you can help ensure they arrive back at ground level safely.

Step 1. Inspect the ladder:

Step 2. Set up the ladder properly:

Step 3. Use the ladder safely:

Texas Mutual policyholders can get free materials on ladder safety in the safety resource center at texasmutual.com. Anyone can visit the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, laddersafety.org and the National Safety Commission for free resources.

If you train your employees to follow these three basic steps, you can help ensure they arrive back at ground level safely.