OSHA Fact Sheet: Reducing Falls in Construction – Safe Use of Stepladders
Workers who use ladders in construction risk permanent injury or death from falls and electrocutions. These hazards can be eliminated or substantially reduced by following good safety practices. This fact sheet examines some of the hazards workers may encounter while working on stepladders and explains what employers and workers can do to reduce injuries. OSHA’s requirements for stepladders are in Subpart X—Stairways and Ladders of OSHA’s Construction standards.