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Ladder Safety

Workers, both indoors and outdoors, in services, transportation, agriculture, construction, and other industries may be exposed to ladders that if misused can lead to severe injuries, or death. There are factors that can cause the employee to be more at risk. This training helps to identify factors that can cause harm to the employee and potentially save lives.

Certification for General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, OSHA 29 CFR Subpart D 1910.23, 29 CFR 1910.25, 29 CFR 1926 Subpart X 1926.1050.-1926.1060, OSHA 29 CFR Subpart L 1926.451, and MSHA 30 CFR 56-57.

Government Regulations:
OSHA General Duty Clause, Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970
OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Subpart X 1926.1050-1060
OSHA29 CFR Subpart L 1926.451
OSHA 29 CFR Subpart D 1910.23
OSHA 29 CFR 1910.25
MSHA 30 CFR 56-57

Who Needs this Training?
• According to OSHA All employees working in these areas:
• Those who work at heights.
• Workers indoors that use ladders.
• Workers that will be working around ladders.
• Those not wearing enough PPE while using ladders.

Dangers of Remaining Uncertified:
NIOSH discovered that the majority of workplace ladder accidents were caused by improper use and selecting the wrong type of ladder or using a ladder in disrepair. Ladder safety training is an effective way to prevent needless accidents. Workers who are exposed to working at heights may be injured or killed if not properly trained.

Included Topics:
By the end of this course we will have covered the following topics:
Introduction to ladders-2:30
Ladder Types and Components- 2:52
Portable Ladders – Self-Supporting-1:41
Portable Ladders – Not Self-Supporting-1:46
Fixed Ladders-3:22
Other Ladders-6:17
Ladder Safety Devices-2:12
Ladder Best Practices-8:28
Ladder Safety for Miners-3:14

Course Layout:
Course format consists of video instruction, intermediate quizzes, and Final Knowledge Check.

Course Duration:
A minimum of 45 minutes is required to complete this course.

When an employer has reason to believe that an affected worker does not recognize existing hazards or proper precautions at some point after the initial training, the employer is required to provide retraining for that worker, in accordance with 29 CFR 1926 and 29 CFR 1910. For example, workers must be retrained when:
• Changes in the workplace render previous training obsolete.
• Ladder related procedures being used have changed.
• Inadequacies in workers’ knowledge or ladder precautions indicate that they do not adequately understand training.

Certificate of Completion:
A completion certificate is available for printing immediately upon successfully finishing the course.


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