Ladder Safety App Now Includes Step Ladders

Climbing for work? National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
(NIOSH)'s award-winning Ladder Safety app, first released in 2013 to provide
user-friendly guides and interactive tools for extension ladder selection and
safe use, now includes step ladder safety resources and other enhancements
based on user input.

The app provides user-friendly guides and interactive tools to prevent major
causes of falls:

  • Angle Measuring Tool - Uses visual, sound, and vibration signals to make it easier for users to set an extension ladder at the prope angle (approximately 75 degrees) and to check the verticality of extension and step ladders.

  • Selection Tool - Provides a procedure to select the minimum required ladder duty rating corresponding to user characteristics and task.

  • Inspection Tool - Includes a comprehensive checklist for ladder mechanical inspection.

  • Accessories Tool - Describes a number of available extension ladder safety accessories.

  • More information - Source: Centre for Occupational Health and Safety