EH&S has new and updated tools for UW units to help protect staff engaging in high risk activities:
Injuries have occurred while UW employees were using ladders on the job. These incidents show that using ladders can be dangerous if not used properly. Before you use a ladder at work or at home, make sure you take the necessary safety precautions.
What went wrong in the recent UW incidents?
A person fell off a ladder when overreaching.
Someone could not find a step ladder for a job, and instead used an orchard ladder (tripod type ladder), and fell to the ground when it tipped over.
This ladder safety focus sheet was created for the UW’s Fall Protection Program.