November 20, 2019 BY Neil Brunetz
OSHA TOP TEN VIOLATIONS: NUMBER SIX
Back to the top ten violations. At number 6 is the Ladder regulation in construction. Ladders (construction) (29 CFR 1926.1053) accounted for 2,345 violations.
Here are some, but not all ladder basics and here is a link to the full standard.
Check your ladders for defects. Ladders should be checked by a competent person periodically for defects. If you see a defect, take the ladder out of service. Also, make sure you mark the ladder to let others know it should not be used.
Always use your ladder properly. Always face the ladder when ascending and descending.
Do not use the top of the ladder of the top step of a step ladder as a step.
Make sure the ladder is on a stable and level surface or is secured.
Do not move ladders while someone is on them.
Ladder safety requires constant vigilance. Stay Safe.
Neil has experience working as an outside general counsel for a technology company assisting the company in negotiating and finalizing NDAs, SaaS agreements and technology development agreements as well as many other aspects of the company’s business. His legal experience also includes courtroom representation of clients in civil litigation matters, including personal injury, wrongful death, workers' compensation, construction, contract, commercial disputes, and malpractice actions.