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OSHA’s Top 10: Ladder Safety

OSHA’s Top 10: Ladder Safety

Half of all ladder accidents are directly related to the performance of the ladder. And about 30% to 40% of ladder accidents involve loss of footing. Here are some of the major causes of accidents involving ladders:

  • Ladders are not held, tied off, or otherwise secured.
  • Workers fail to grip ladders adequately when climbing up or down.
  • Workers take unsafe positions on ladders (such as leaning out too far).
  • Ladders are placed on poor footing or at improper angles.
  • Ladders are defective.
  • Ladders are carelessly handled or used near electrical lines.

Safety violations related to ladders are on OSHA’s Top 10 list of compliance violations.  If OSHA inspected your workplace tomorrow, would you be able to demonstrate that your workers know how to use ladders safely? Could you prove that they have received training?  We can help! When your workers have taken Vubiz’ “Ladder Safety” course, they will be able to:

  • Identify features and safety tips for ladders made of wood, aluminum and fiberglass.
  • Identify safe set-up and placement procedures for different types of ladders.
  • Identify guidelines for safe use of ladders.
  • Identify the roles of managers/supervisors and workers in maintaining ladder safety.
  • List key ladder inspection and maintenance activities.

When you purchase access to this and other Vubiz courses, your employee’s learning is automatically recorded in a Learning Management System (LMS), so you can see who has successfully completed the training and when.  Your training records are generated automatically! Courses are also available to be put on your LMS if you have one.


Did you know that OSHA’s Safe and Sound Week is August 12-18, 2019?  OSHA sets this week aside every year for companies to celebrate their safety and health successes. Providing safety training is a great way for your company to participate, and we can help.  If you purchase Ladder Safety for your workers by August 18, we’ll give you 20% off the regular price if you use the coupon code Safe+Sound2019.

Contact Vubiz for additional information.

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