Falls are one of the most common causes of workplace injuries and deaths. In 2015, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that slips, trips, and falls accounted for 309,060 nonfatal injuries and 800 fatal work injuries, of which 20% were from ladders.
To address these hazards, OSHA regulates all general industry workplaces under Subpart D, “Walking-Working Surfaces.”The J. J. Keller® Ladder Safety for General Industry training program is designed to help employees understand OSHA’s requirements for working with ladders. Specifically, it will cover the potential hazards and protective measures employees can take while working with ladders to help prevent injuries.
After completing this training, employees will be able to:
- Recognize potential hazards related to ladders
- Identify types of ladders and their main components
- Describe safety measures to take when using ladders
English & Spanish available all in one, ready-to-use training program which includes:
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
DVD Main Menu
- Play Program - Plays entire main program (30 minutes).
- Chapter Selections (access to chapters by topic) – Allows easy access to specific subtopics for more focused training.
- Potential Hazards
- Unsafe Environment (where the equipment is good and the user does everything right but the environment itself creates a hazard)
- User Error (where the environment is safe and the equipment checks out but the user does something that is unsafe)
- Unsafe Equipment (where the user does everything right and the environment is safe but the equipment itself creates a hazard)
- Types of Ladders
- Portable Ladders (step/straight/combination/extension portable ladders designs and requirements)
- Mobile Ladder Platforms & Stands (design and requirements (including fall protection))
- Fixed Ladders (side-step/through fixed ladder designs and requirements (including fall protection))
- Using Ladders Safely
- Choosing the Right Ladder (consider the maximum intended load, the height that needs to be reached, and the environment/conditions where the ladder will be used)
- Inspecting a Ladder (how often is it required, what to look for)
- Climbing a Ladder (set it up properly, face the ladder, use three points of contact, don't carry anything that could cause a loss of balance, use it only for its intended purposes)
- Storing a Ladder (store them in designated areas)
- Ladder Maintenance (tag damaged ladders as "do not use" and remove from service, don't paint or varnish a ladder)
- Bonus Materials:
- Note to Trainer Video
- Quiz - 10 interactive questions; offers correct/incorrect remediation to reinforce effectiveness of training.
Basic System Requirements
- A 400 Mhz or faster Intel-compatible CPU
- A video card with AGP architecture and at least 4 MB of onboard RAM
- At least 128 MB of system RAM (Windows 2000, XP and Vista users - 256 MB or more is recommended)
- Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows XP or Windows Vista (most software DVD decoders have either reduced function or no support under Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0)
- The latest version of Microsoft DirectX
- A DVD-ROM drive (DVD discs cannot be read by CD-ROM equipment)
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