OSHA releases bilingual ladder safety booklet
“Falling off Ladders Can Kill”
Just in time for the spring and summer construction season, OSHA has produced a new bilingual English-Spanish booklet, "Falling off Ladders Can Kill: Use Them Safely."
The booklet, part of OSHA's national campaign to prevent fatal falls — the leading cause of death in construction — provides clear, easy-to-follow information about ladder hazards and how to use ladders safely, featuring illustrations and plain language writing.
The falls prevention campaign is now in its second year and includes the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the National Occupational Research Agenda in the outreach effort.
Fall prevention is a hot topic: an OSHA April 10 webinar on the topic drew more than 700 participants.