Ladder Safety Statistics – Hazard Infographic

Balancing Act – Keeping Safe on a Ladder

At Moffitt, we use portable, non-self-supporting ladders in nearly every aspect of the work we perform. In the factory, we use them to access equipment and lighting.  In the office, we occasionally use them for routine maintenance and repair access. And of course, on the job site, we use them every day. Knowing these ladder safety statistics is what helps us keep our mind on safety.

The infographic below details some statistics and hazards related to ladder use and underlines the importance of ladder safety.

ladder safety statistics infographic

Ladder Safety Statistics

ladder_safety_infographic_thumbnailLadders are relatively simple devices, so they are often overlooked and not given the attention they deserve. We typically see stacks of ladders lying on the ground at job sites, transported on truck racks in all kinds of weather, or even tucked in the corner of the garage behind stacks of stored items. Everyone ignores these ladders until they need them. At that time, they quickly grab them and start using them. The user then climbs the ladder without a second thought. Unfortunately, ladders represent a significant hazard and can have severe, even lethal consequences if not used properly.

Study this infographic, read our ladder safety tip post, and be mindful of the condition of ladders to avoid dangerous situations and injuries.

source: https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=PREAMBLES&p_id=1117

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