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As the American Ladder Institute (ALI) kicks off #LadderSafetyMonth we thought this was a good opportunity to take a look at the importance of ladder safety and share this reminder on the OSHA regulations change last quarter.

Ladder Safety Matters

Ignoring regulation compliance/fines or the cost of purchasing and maintaining proper fall arrest systems. Let's look at how falls affects the workforce:

  1. There are more than 700 ladder related injuries every day (ALI)
  2. Nearly a quarter of construction fall deaths happen from ladders (CPWR)
  3. More than 2 worker deaths caused by falls on average each week (ALI)
  4. Nearly 40% of construction fall deaths happen from a height of 15 ft. or less (CPWR)

OSHA Regulations for Fixed Ladders Before & After 11/19/2019

OSHA's expectations recently changed for fixed ladders that extend more than 24 feet above a lower level. The rules require that employers assure the following:

  1. Pre-November 19, 2018 - fixed ladder systems installed prior to this date must be equipped with a personal fall arrest system, ladder safety system, cage, or well
  2. New fixed ladder systems installed after November 19, 2018 must be equipped with a personal fall arrest system or a ladder safety system - a cage or well solution is no longer compliant
  3. Fixing or replacing ladders, cages, or wells since 11/19/18 now requires installation of a personal fall arrest system or ladder safety system for the section that has been fixed or replaced
  4. Source: Climbing fixed ladders: OSHA and ANSI standards’ best practices | Industrial Safety & Hygiene News

Elk River Class L - Ladder Climbing Harnesses

Ladder climbing harnesses have 4 or more points of connection, including one on the front, (usually the chest) for connection to permanent ladder safety systems. You can find all of our Class L Ladder Climbing harnesses here. Or, give us a call at (248) 545-4444 to discuss your needs.

Resources

  1. Ladder Safety Month
  2. American Ladder Institute (ALI) 
  3. The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) Infographics for the National Campaign to Prevent Construction Falls
  4. Industrial Safety & Hygiene News (ISHN) Climbing fixed ladders: OSHA and ANSI standards’ best practices