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Fundamentals of Ladder Safety

Start With a Firm Foundation No matter what kind of ladder you're using, place the base on a firm, solid surface and avoid slippery, wet or soft surfaces. Never lean a straight or extension ladder against a window pane or other unstable surface; use a stabilizer and...

Choose the Right Ladder

Using the wrong ladder can be dangerous. Think about the task at hand, choose the right size and style, and be sure to follow the directions on the ladder before you climb. Consider these aspects of the job: How high do you need to reach? How much weight will the...

INDUSTRY LINKS

ACGIH AMERICAN CONFERENCE OF GOVERNMENTAL INDUSTRIAL HYGIENISTS
http://www.acgih.org/
ANSI AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARDS INSTITUTE
http://www.ansi.org/
ASSE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF SAFETY ENGINEERS
http://www.asse.org/
BCSP BOARD OF CERTIFIED SAFETY PROFESSIONALS
http://www.bcsp.org/
EPA U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
http://www.epa.gov/
DHHS U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
http://www.hhs.gov/
DOL U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
http://www.dol.gov/compliance
DOT U.S.DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
http://www.dot.gov/
FDA U.S. FOOD & DRUG ADMINSTRATION
http://www.fda.gov/
FMCSA FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION
http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/
FRA FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION
http://www.fra.dot.gov/
LAWORKS LOUISIANA WORKFORCE COMMISSION
http://www.laworks.net/
MSHA MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ASSOCIATION
http://www.msha.gov/
NFPA NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION
http://www.nfpa.org/
NIOSH NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH

http://www.cdc.gov/iniosh/

OSHA OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT
http://www.osha.gov/
PHMSA U.S. ADMINISTRATION OF TRANSPORTATION PIPELINE AND HAZARDOUS MATERIAL
http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/
RRC RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS
http://www.rrc.state.tx.us/
TWC TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION
http://twc.texas.gov/customers/bemp/employment-law.html