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Are you following these ladder safety tips at work?

If you use a ladder on a regular basis, either at work or at home, you need to understand what it means to remain safe at all times. It only takes one small mistake to result in a fall that could cause serious injury or even death.

Ladders are used at job sites across a variety of industries, throughout the United States. Ladder safety begins before you ever set food on the bottom rung. You need to know how to use the ladder, what challenges you could be faced with, and how to avoid an accident.

There are many factors to consider when working with ladders. By following these tips, you decrease your chance of an accident:

-- Before using a ladder inspect it for any safety violations, such as cracks or loose rungs.

-- Use caution when moving a ladder.

-- Do not attempt to lift a heavy ladder on your own.

-- Ensure ladders are on firm ground before taking the first step.

-- Make sure the ladder is completely open before use.

-- Never stand or sit on the top step of a ladder.

-- Never stand higher than the second step from the top rung.

If you neglect to follow these ladder safety tips at work, the chance of being injured in an accident is much greater.

While you may be expected to use a ladder on a regular basis, it doesn't mean you should do so in an unsafe environment. If for any reason you don't feel safe using a ladder, stay off of it until the problem is rectified.

Source: Travelers, "Ladder Safety Tips," accessed Jan. 18, 2016

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