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Ladder 101

Ladders are a tool and one of the most commonly used at work and at home.  The illustration below shows the 10 ladder safety rules you should be familiar with before using a ladder (courtesy from  The 2 most common ladder types are step ladders and extension ladders and most ladders are built from one of three basic materials; wood, fiberglass and metal (mostly aluminum).  

Ladder Safety Top 10

To learn more about ladder safety, I encourage you to watch this short YouTube video from the Montana State Fund.  

To brush up on the 2 most common types of ladders, check out these OSHA ladder safety sheets.

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