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KU-EHS Safety Tip, Week 5: Ladder Safety at Home and Ladder Inspections

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Welcome to National Ladder Safety Week 5!

What is National Ladder Safety Month?

National Ladder Safety Month is the only movement dedicated exclusively to the promotion of ladder safety, at home and at work. During March 2017, National Ladder Safety Month will bring heightened awareness to the importance of the safe use of ladders through resources, training and a national dialogue. KU-EHS is participating in this event and will be releasing weekly ladder safety tips. This week, we are focusing on ladder safety at home and ladder inspections.

Safety Doesn't Stop at Home

National Ladder Safety Month is about one thing: increasing the awareness of ladder safety resources and training available for you — both at work and at home. 

Think ladder safety at home isn't that important? The numbers might surprise you.

As you embark on work around your house, whether daily tasks or seasonal traditions, be sure you are up-to-date on proper ladder usage and appropriate ladder types. 


Don't Put Yourself in Danger

Do you know how to properly inspect your ladder before you begin working? Learn about how to properly inspect your ladder and how to properly dispose of it if you find it to be unsafe.

Take control of your safety by exploring the free ladder safety resources available to you and your company. National Ladder Safety Month may come once a year, but ladder safety is important each and every day.


More Ladder Safety Training is available on EHS Blackboard site.

Courses available: Ladder Safety 101, Stepladder Safety, Single and Extension Ladder Safety, Mobile Ladder Safety and Articulated Ladder Safety.

Past Ladder Safety Month Stories

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Report A Safety Concern

Report a concern to KU-EHS

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