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FALLS

During an average year, over  400,000 workers are injured by falls.  Of every 100 workers hurt, 20 fall down. Almost as many falls happen on the level as from elevated places.

If you are on the level, you should:

1. Watch out for slippery spots such as oil, grease, or water spills.

2. Use aisles. Don't take shortcuts through storage and machinery areas.

3. Look out for objects on the floor that can roll, slide, or trip you up.

If you are higher up:

1. Don't run on stairs. Use the handrail.

2. Inspect safety belts and lines before using them.

3. Never jump from work stages, trucks, or loading docks.

4. Use ladders the right way.

LADDER SENSE

1. Inspect a ladder for cracks and loose rungs.

2. Choose a ladder long enough so you can stay off the top rungs.

3. Climb with both hands holding the rungs. Hoist tools and materials by hand line.

4. Don't overreach. Be sure of your balance by keeping your belt buckle between the rails.

5. A ladder should have safety feet. Use a board on soft earth or to level the feet.

6. The 4 to 1 rule: Set the ladder one foot out for every four feet up to the point of support. Rungs are one foot apart so it's easy to figure the angle.

 

 

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