OSHA regulation 1926.1053(b)(13) states, “The top or top step of a stepladder shall not be used as a step.” Additionally, ladder-related violations rank #3 on OSHA’s 21 top 10 list for most frequently violated standards and is categorized as a “Serious” violation.
The Ladder-Guard barrier is a great low-cost, safety solution to protect your employees now. It mitigates exposure to fines or penalties due to ladder safety violations, lowers the risk of worker injury or death, and promotes proper use of ladders.
Reduce Risk of Worker Injury
Ladder injuries are preventable, especially with the help of Ladder-Guard.
A lightweight barrier that easily attaches to any stepladder -- preventing workers from using the top step or cap.
Reduces Ladder Accidents
Works on any size step-ladder & installs in minutes (with no special tools and no modifications)
Reduces ladder accidents by preventing access to the top step. Lightweight, inexpensive and easy to maintain
Ladder fall heights of 6 ft. -10ft. accounted for 50% of emergency department treated ladder fall injuries and 28% of all fatalities.
*CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), Occupational Ladder Fall Injuries – United States, 2011. April 25, 2014 / 63(16);341-346.
**OHSA’s Top 10 most cited violations for 2019 – SafetyandHealthMagazine.com – Based on OSHA Information System date from Oct. 1, 2018, to Sept. 30.