Environmental Health and Safety

Ladder Safety

Almost everyone uses a ladder at some point. It may be a step ladder at home or a 25 foot ladder on campus. According to the National Safety Council, falls and accidents involving ladders are responsible for more than 164,000 emergency room treated injuries and 300 deaths a year in the U.S.


Download the EHS Ladder Safety flyer (PDF).


A short video showing what NOT to do when you are on a ladder (YouTube).

More Information

For more information on ladder safety (External Links):

American Ladder Institute
Take Ladder Safety One Rung at a Time (PDF), National Safety Council
Safety Tips to Prevent Ladder Injuries, Consumer Product Safety Division

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