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March is National Ladder Safety Month

Ladder safety affects everyone. Whether at home or at work, you should take ladder safety seriously.

Ladder Safety and How It Affects Everyone

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These numbers speak for themselves:

  • 2,000 ladder injuries happen every day
  • 364 deaths are caused by falls each year
  • The most common ladder falls happen between 6 and 10 feet off the ground

How Do Most Common Ladder Accidents Happen?

  1. Overreaching
  2. Missing the last step when climbing down

Avoid overreaching while using a ladder. You could lose your balance and the ladder could topple over, causing a fall.

Be sure to use the last step when you climb down. Skipping over the last step could lead to a fall if you trip.

For more information, visit www.LadderSafetyMonth.com.