Ladder Safety

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This Tech Tip was originally published as the May 2016 “Safety Pins” by Philip E. Spiezio, Safety Officer, Washington County Office of the Safety Officer

Old drawing of ladders

There are many different types and styles of ladders available today. Choosing the right ladder for the task at hand is an important start to ensuring your safety and the safety of others around you. Load ratings of ladders range from light-duty household type to the heavy-duty industrial type.

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