Ladder Safety: Protecting Workers From a Complex Hazard
From JPCL, June 2016
By Stanford Liang, CIH, CSP, CET, Golder Associates, Inc.
Fall hazards from ladders are one of the most common causes of accidents, injuries and death in the workplace and the seventh most-cited OSHA standard. This article summarizes the requirements most commonly applicable to industrial painting projects, describes ladder types, and most importantly, discusses the steps employers must consider to control fall hazards....