The Next Rung: Ladder Safety Today
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There's Still Time to Show Your Safety
National Ladder Safety Month may be nearing its end, but there's still time to participate in the National Ladder Safety Month Photo Contest! Show us how you and your team participated in the first ever ladder safety awareness month by sharing a photo on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #LadderSafetyMonth. A randomly-selected photo will win this week's prize, a Yeti Hopper 20, provided by My Safety Profiler!
Show us your safety — post your pictures now!
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More than 2,000 people per day are injured during improper ladder use, and the industry is taking major steps to reduce that number. Ladder manufacturers collaborate with the American Ladder Institute to offer safety training resources and educational tools to help prevent accidents.
to read the full article from EHS Today.
"During the course of 2016, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added 16 new chemicals to the Proposition 65 List. Companies doing business in California must provide Prop 65 warnings for all listed products starting one year after the date a chemical is listed."
to read the complete article from the National Law Review.
A14.1 Wood Safety Requirements
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 A14.1This standard prescribes rules and establishes minimum requirements for the construction, testing, care and use of the common types of portable wood ladders described herein in order to ensure safety under normal conditions of usage.
Safety Spotlight From A14.1 | Tests
7.1.3 Many of the tests required by the standard are inherently dangerous.
7.1.4 Diligent effort and close attention to all details shall be exercised in setting up and conducting the tests. Subtle variations in test techniques may introduce significant testing errors that bias the testing program. Personnel inexperienced in ladder testing, even though otherwise professionally qualified, should be especially careful to follow the preferred test methods.
7.1.5 Design verification tests shall be conducted during the initial evaluation of a specific product
design and thereafter whenever there is a change in the design, method of manufacture, or material.
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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