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National Ladder Safety Month, Week 4: Ladder Safety at Home

Monday, March 19, 2018

Ladder safety can be important to everyone. Need to do some spring cleaning? Accidentally throw your Frisbee on the roof while playing with your dog? Or, maybe you just noticed a crooked picture frame on your wall? Ladders can, and often should, be used for solving these problems. Over 130,000 emergency room visits each year are due to ladder-related injuries. No ladder-related task is too small to cause an injury if you aren't following some simple safety rules.

Learn how to safely use ladders in your home by utilizing the following resources:


5 Most Common Misuses of Ladders


Stepladder Safety


Don't fall victim to an easily-preventable ladder injury.


Click here to learn more and keep an eye out for information on next week's National Ladder Safety Month topic, Ladder Safety Inspection and Disposal.

EHS Ladder Safety Training available on KU Blackboard:

Articulated Ladder Safety, Ladder Safety 101, Mobile Ladder Safety, Single and Extension Ladder Safety, and Stepladder Safety.

EHS Blackboard self-enrollment instructions.

Report A Safety Concern

Report a concern to KU-EHS

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