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Ladder 1/4 Rule

TWU has developed a ladder safety program to ensure the safety of employees and students using portable stepladders, straight ladders, extention ladders, and fixed ladders. The program describes the minimum requirements for the care and use of ladders on TWU campuses.

Any fall can be serious, and a fall from the height of even a low ladder can mean a painful and incapacitating injury. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates approximately 65,000 individuals receive emergency room treatment because of ladder accidents annually.

Employees who use ladders as part of their job must complete ladder safety training.

Refer to the written Ladder Safety Program for more information.

page updated 12/16/2014 4:02 PM

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