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Falls are the number one cause of fatalities at work.
There are more than 300 ladder-related deaths and over 130,000 emergency room visits related to ladders each year, as well as 2,000 ladder-related injuries every day.1
Given the statistics, it's no surprise that authorities frequently update Fall Protection Standards.
For example, vertical ladder cages used to be standard practice, but OSHA now mandates that they must be removed by 2036.
Owners of ladders in WA state must comply with both federal OSHA requirements 1910.23 and the local Washington Administrative Code standards chapter 296-876 WAC.
It is critical that your site is compliant with current codes, and - most importantly - in safe working condition.
How to Improve Ladder Conditions
Generally speaking, most ladders will benefit from the following:
- Updated fixed ladder design and ergonomics
- Design improvements entering and exiting of ladder way
- Wider rungs
- Proper clearance behind /around
- Safety treads
- Extended transition point
- Lower ladder "docks"
However, one size does not fit all. Safety is very situational, and solutions must be adapted to environmental and working conditions.
For example, S3 had to specially construct these ladders out of lightweight, non-conductive material.
Ensure your employees' safety and company owners local/federal code compliance with S3.
S3 is a dedicated team of specialized safety professionals with extensive field experience.
Our clients trust us as a third party, non-biased assistance service that allows your employees to focus on their job's safety with equipment and procedures that encompass the entirety of workers' use needs.
Additionally, S3 is vendor neutral, we have transparent working relationships with different skilled trades and manufacturers of a multitude of products necessary to produce an effective safety system in each unique working environment for our clients.
We can help you fulfill all of your OSHA and WAC requirements.
How We Help
S3 strives to bring new and innovative designs to preexisting hazardous conditions in order to provide the simplest and most effective solution.
- Inclusive Design
- Document Reporting
The process begins with an Onsite Inspection. An S3 Technician performs an inspection and provides documentation and a Compliance and Condition report.
Based on report findings, S3 will propose the design, construct, retrofit and supply equipment be to installed onsite and added to company program/standard operating procedures.
After the work is complete, Annual Inspections will keep your site safe and compliant.