According to OSHA, falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry, and in 2016, one-third of these falls were falls from ladders. More than 150 construction workers died as a result of ladder misuse. Ladder accidents also caused more than 20,000 workplace injuries in 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor. Fortunately, falls from ladders can be prevented through proper training.
Builders Mutual created this ladder safety infographic as a quick reference training guide. Presented in both English and in Spanish, it explains important steps to remember that will help ensure on-the-job safety when working with ladders.