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Toolbox talk: falls: extension ladders (superseded).
CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training
Silver Spring, MD: CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training, 2014 Mar; :1-2
This document has been superseded and the new version can be found <a href="https://www.cpwr.com/wp-content/uploads/publications/CPWR_Falls_Extension_Ladders_1.pdf"target="_blank">here</a>. Each year, about 50 construction workers are killed by falls from ladders. The main cause is falling from an extension ladder. The falls are frequently caused by either the slippage or movement of the supports or by workers losing their balance.
Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Construction-equipment; Safety-education; Safety-programs; Injury-prevention; Accident-prevention; Work-environment; Worker-health; Training; Education; Safety-measures; Fall-protection; Height-factors; Traumatic-injuries; Ladders; Extension-ladders; Slope-stability; Ground-stability; Ground-control
CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training, 8484 Georgia Avenue, Suite 1000, Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Toolbox talk: falls: extension ladders
CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training, Silver Spring, Maryland
Page last reviewed: July 1, 2022
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division