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Phasing Out Ladder Cages

- December 11, 2018 by Erin Silva, CSP (View all posts by Erin)
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Did you know that part of the new General Industry Working Walking Surface Standard applies to fixed cages for ladders that are 24′ or greater above a lower level? Ladder cages as an acceptable form of fall protection are being …  Read more …

Fall Protection – Scissor Lifts and Aerial Lifts

- December 6, 2017 by Erin Silva, CSP (View all posts by Erin)
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When a ladder no longer makes sense to use, we turn to a scissor or boom lift. Ladders are convenient for quickly getting up and down, but should not be used to perform work at any significant height. The likelihood …  Read more …

Working At Elevation: Securing Extension Ladders to Structures

- July 29, 2016 by Mike Pettit (View all posts by Mike)
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Falls from elevations are one of the leading causes of workplace injuries, especially in the construction industry. One reason for these injuries is because workers do not properly secure their ladder, causing the ladder to move, shift, and even slide …  Read more …

Man Lift Safety: The Hazards Lurking Overhead and Underneath

- July 22, 2016 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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I often encourage the use of man lifts over ladders, for the simple reason that they offer a safer work platform. However, they also present unique risks that workers don’t come across with ladders, which could put your employees at …  Read more …

Techniques in Training: Enforcing Ladder Safety Rules

- July 8, 2016 by Mike Pettit (View all posts by Mike)
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Ladders are found in nearly every workplace and are consistently a leading cause of workplace injuries. How is it that such a common tool continues to drive up work comp costs for businesses—especially in the construction industry? One potential answer: …  Read more …

Safe Ladder Use in the Construction Trades

- April 21, 2016 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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At ICW Group alone, we received 1492 reported ladder related injuries since 2010.  Nearly 42% of those came from the specialty construction trades, and cost an average of $42,000 per claim. To help our customers control these costs, and improve …  Read more …