The Next Rung: Ladder Safety Today
News From ALI
- Record numbers of eager ladder safety learners visited ALI's website, which saw a 153.41% increase in traffic compared to 2016!
- 44.8% increase in ladder safety training videos viewed on the LadderSafetyTraining.org website, and a
- 45.44% increase in ladder safety certificates earned
It is with your support that so many more people are educated about the proper selection and use of ladders — hopefully helping to decrease ladder-related accidents!
But we aren't stopping here. Please join us in continuing to keep the momentum going by promoting ladder safety all year round. Visit the National Ladder Safety Month website to learn how you can keep safety a priority year-round. *Did you know that companies with 20 or more individuals with a valid ladder safety certificate is eligible to join the Safety Ambassador program? Contact us for more information.
The University of Texas at Arlington, Region IV OSHA, TEXO, and ALI teamed up for the first National Ladder Safety Symposium. Real-word case studies and examples of how fall protection and the fall prevention initiative, innovations and trainings increase safety performance and efficiency, reduce expenses and most importantly, prevent injuries and save lives.
to view the recording of this symposium.
One way you can keep the momentum going for National Ladder Safety Month is by supporting OSHA's National Fall Prevention Stand-Down. This important event helps to raise fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.
your regional stand-down coordinator for information on local events. All events are free and open to the public.
Every issue of The Next Rung will include a portion of an A14 standard - complimentary to individuals who complete one or more ladder safety training modules a year.
About A14.3 This standard prescribes minimum requirements for the design, construction, and use of fixed ladders, and sets forth requirements for cages, wells, and ladder safety systems used with fixed ladders, in order to minimize personal injuries. All parts and appurtenances necessary for a safe and efficient ladder shall be considered integral parts of the design.
Safety Spotlight From A14.3
This standard covers fixed ladders within the pitch range of 60 to 90 degrees from the horizontal.
1.4.1 Preferred Pitch. The preferred pitch of fixed ladders shall be considered to be within the range of 75 to 90 degrees from the horizontal (See Fig. 1)..
1.4.2 Substandard Pitch. Fixed ladders shall be considered substandard if they are installed within the substandard pitch range of 60 to 75 degrees from the horizontal.
1.4.3 Pitch Greater Than 90 Degrees. Ladders having a pitch in excess of 90 degrees from the horizontal shall not be permitted.
ALI is the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved developer of ladder safety standards. Standards are technical specifications, developed and tested by subject experts, which prescribe rules governing the safety construction, design, testing, care and use of various types of ladders. View all ladder safety standards.
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