What are OSHA standards for ladders?
Ladders shall be maintained free of oil, grease, and other slipping hazards. Ladders shall not be loaded beyond the maximum intended load for which they were built, nor beyond their manufacturer’s rated capacity. Ladders shall be used only for the purpose for which they were designed.
Are ladder inspections required by OSHA?
Ladder surfaces must be free of puncture and laceration hazards. Ladders must only be used for the purpose for which they were designed. Ladders must be inspected before initial use in each work shift, and more frequently as necessary, to identify any visible defects that could cause employee injury.
What type of ladder is approved for industrial use?
Type IA ladders
Type IA ladders are recommended for extra-heavy-duty industrial use. These ladders have a duty rating of 250 pounds. Type I ladders are manufactured for heavy-duty use. These ladders have a duty rating of 225 pounds.
What are the four common ladder types OSHA?
Choose the Right Ladder. Using ladders safely begins with choosing the right one for the job. OSHA regulations list a few types, including stepstools, stepladders, rolling ladders, extension ladders, and self-supporting ladders.
Which type of ladder is best?
The Best Ladders
- Our pick. Gorilla GLF-5X Fiberglass Hybrid Ladder.
- Runner-up. Werner FS106 6 ft Type I Fiberglass Single Sided Stepladder.
- Upgrade pick. Little Giant Select Step Model 5-8.
- Our pick. Werner D6228-2 28 ft Type IA Fiberglass D-Rung Extension Ladder.
What is the safest angle for a ladder?
The correct angle for a ladder is 75 degrees or the 1 in 4 rule.
What is the ladder ratio?
4 to 1 ratio
All portable ladders shall be of sufficient length and shall be placed so that workers will not stretch or assume a hazardous position. Follow the 4 to 1 ratio ladder rule: set the base 1 foot out from the wall for every 4 feet it reaches up. This can be estimated by counting rungs, which are about one foot apart.