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1. STEP LADDER SAFETY OSHA Subpart X
2. STEP LADDER OSHA Subpart X
A self-supporting, foldable, portable ladder, non adjustable in length having flat steps and a hinged back.
Its length is measured along the front edge of the side rails.
3. LADDER TYPES Type 1A- 300 lb.
- Construction Areas
Type I - 250 lb.
- Industrial and Light Construction
Type II - 225 lb.
- Light Maintenance and Office Use
Type III - 200 lb.
- Household Use
4. INJURY STATISTICS 90,000 Emergency Room Treatments per year are caused by Ladder Accidents (Consumer Products Safety Commission)
100% Can be eliminated through Proper Attention to Application and Training
5. INJURY STATISTICS
Most Injuries on Ladders are Falls
80% occur at top
50% occur at transition to second level
Other Major Cause of Injury is Struck By
6. OSHA 1926.1053LADDER SPECIFICATIONS Rungs, Cleats and Steps of Portable Ladders
Placed not less than 10? apart
Placed not more than 14? apart
Minimum Distance Between Sides is 16?
Must be Parallel, Level and Evenly Spaced
7. OSHA 1926.1053Ladder Use Free of Oil, Grease, and Slipping Hazards
Used only on Level Ground
Top and Bottom of Ladder should be Clear
Do Not Move while Occupied
Top of Step Ladder is not a Step
8. LOAD REQUIREMENTS SUPPORTS 4 TIMES ITS INTENDED LOAD
9. TRAINING REQUIREMENTS Employer Responsible for Training Program
Program Should :
Teach How to Use Ladders
Enable Employees to recognize Hazards related to Ladders
Inform Employees of Load Restrictions
10. SAFETY TIPS Maximum duration of 30 minutes
Light work up to 10 kg
Don?t work off top two steps
Avoid Side Working
11. MORE SAFETY TIPS Face the Ladder when Ascending and Descending
Do Not Carry Objects that could cause one to lose their Balance
Never Use when Intoxicated
12. SAFETY TIPS
13. SAFETY TIPS 3 POINT RULE
14. DO NOTS
15. MORE DO NOTS
16. ALWAYS?. SAFETY