Ladders and Scaffolds

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Feb 01, 2016
Portable Ladders: How to use them so they don't let you down

http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/3083.pdf

Portable ladders are often the first tool we choose when working at elevation. Yet more workers are injured in falls from ladders than from any other elevated surface.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Feb 01, 2016
Portable Ladders: How to use them so they don't let you down (PDF)

http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/3083.pdf

Portable ladders are often the first tool we choose when working at elevation. Yet more workers are injured in falls from ladders than from any other elevated surface.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Apr 01, 2014
Occupational Ladder Fall Injuries — United States, 2011

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6316a2.htm

Falls remain a leading cause of unintentional injury mortality nationwide, and 43% of fatal falls in the last decade have involved a ladder (1).

Source: CDC

Jan 01, 2014
Quick Facts for employees/Datos Rápidos para trabajadores: Portable Ladders/ESCALERAS PORTÁTILES (PDF)

http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHApubs/factsheets/qf009.pdf

Bilingual safety facts about using portable ladders.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Oct 01, 2010
Oregon OSHA's Supported Scaffolds for the Construction Industry (PDF)

http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/4904.pdf

This guide is for anyone who wants to understand construction industry best practices for using supported scaffolds. The guide also includes requirements for supported scaffolds in Oregon OSHA's scaffold standard for the construction industry (Division 3, Subdivision L, Scaffolding). 10/1/10

Source: Oregon OSHA

Oct 01, 2010
Oregon OSHA's Supported Scaffolds for the Construction Industry (PDF)

http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/4904.pdf

This guide is for anyone who wants to understand construction industry best practices for using supported scaffolds. The guide also includes requirements for supported scaffolds in Oregon OSHA's scaffold standard for the construction industry (Division 3, Subdivision L, Scaffolding). 10/1/10

Source: Oregon OSHA

Jun 01, 2010
The Ladder Challenge

http://www.ladderchallenge.com/worksafebc_ladder_safety_game.swf

The Ladder Challenge is an interactive safety game that lets you learn by doing. The game is set on a residential construction site, where you can put your ladder safety skills to the test, with a little help from the virtual foreman.

Source: WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC

Jun 01, 2010
The Ladder Challenge

http://www.ladderchallenge.com/worksafebc_ladder_safety_game.swf

The Ladder Challenge is an interactive safety game that lets you learn by doing. The game is set on a residential construction site, where you can put your ladder safety skills to the test, with a little help from the virtual foreman.

Source: WorkSafe BC

Nov 01, 2007
Preventing Worker Deaths and Injuries from Contacting Overhead Power Lines with Metal Ladders (PDF)

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/wp-solutions/2007-155/pdfs/2007-155.pdf

Workers risk electrocution when using metal ladders around energized, overhead power lines. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has developed recommendations to prevent injuries and deaths while working with metal ladders.

Source: NIOSH

Sep 01, 2007
OR-OSHA Topic Page: Scaffolds

http://osha.oregon.gov/Pages/topics/scaffolds.aspx

Includes access to OR-OSHA information on scaffolds addressing rules, Program Directives, Interpretations, publications, and AV materials.

Source: Oregon OSHA